Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Leah Fonder-Solano teaches all levels of Spanish language and culture. Her research centers on contemporary Latin American women writers, film, and Spanish language education. She is particularly interested in issues of identity, exile, and biculturalism in the writing of contemporary authors from the Caribbean and Spain.
As Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Dr. Fonder-Solano is committed to strengthening departmental programs, fostering faculty research and creativity, and meeting the highest standards of accreditation. Under Dr. Fonder-Solano's leadership, the department has added new language offerings, implemented an innovative hybrid language-learning system for basic Spanish instruction, and received national accreditation through ACTFL/NCATE for licensure programs in French and Spanish.