Pamela Jean DeWeese
Professor of Spanish
(434) 381-6171

B.A. University of North Carolina, Greensboro
M.A. and Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Dr. DeWeese teaches all levels of Spanish language, culture and literature as well as translation. Her area of research is 20th and 21st-century Spanish prose and culture. She is the author of several articles on contemporary Spanish literature and the book Approximations to Luis Goytisolo's Antagonía as well as a biography of Luis Goytisolo in the Dictionary of Literary Biography: Twentieth Century Spanish Fiction Writers. Her most recent projects include the translation of Goytisolo's novel, 360° Diary (Peter Lang, March 2008), the translation of Laura Freixas' Amor o lo que sea (Love, Or Whatever), and a study of twentieth-century women writers in Spain with an emphasis on the way in which the dramatic changes in their political and social status during that time period are reflected in their novels, essays and short stories.

Margaret Stanton
Professor of Spanish
Director of the Latin American Studies ProgramHead of the Spanish Section
(434) 381-6218

B.A. Mt. Mercy College
M.A. and Ph.D. University of Wisconsin

In addition to teaching language courses, Dr. Stanton teaches classes on Latin American literature and culture. She is the founder and director of the Latin American Studies Program which offers an interdisciplinary minor. Her interests include translation and film studies. Dr. Stanton's translations appear in the anthologies What is Secret and The House of Memory, both edited by Marjorie Agosín. Her most recent project is the translation of Reina Roffé's novel, La rompiente.

 Michael A. Brunelle
Instructor of Spanish
(434) 381-6258

B.F.A. Boise State University
Diploma in Spanish Studies, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Graduate Studies, New York University in Madrid, Spain
M.I.D. Pratt Institute

Michael Brunelle teaches first and second year language courses. He is certified in Spanish>English by the American Translators Association, and is also a member of the The Translators and Interpreters Guild. He and his wife, Beatriz Cortabarría, have translated dozens of books on fine art, architecture, interior design and crafts for major publishers in the United States and Spain. In addition to teaching Spanish at the Pratt Institute School of Continuing Education to professionals in the fields of law enforcement, medicine, labor and business, he has also worked as an industrial designer. He has been involved in design work for historic restorations including the Smithsonian, Mount Vernon, Monticello and Colonial Williamsburg.

Beatriz Cortabarría
Instructor of Spanish
(434) 381-6148

B.A. SUNY, Empire State College
M.B.A. Averett University
Ph.D. candidate in Translation/Intercultural Studies 

Beatriz Cortabarría is from the Basque region of Spain. She teaches first and second year language courses. In addition, she has collaborated with her husband, Michael Brunelle, on the translation of numerous books on fine art, architecture, interior design and crafts for major publishers in the United States and Spain. She is currently working on a doctoral degree in translation and intercultural studies.