Faculty Emeriti

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M. Ian Adams

Professor Emeritus (Spanish)

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Lewis Bagby

Professor Emeritus (Russian)


Lewis Bagby began his teaching career at UW in 1970 as an instructor of Russian language and literature. He taught courses from first to fourth year Russian, courses on 19th and 20th century Russian literature, and special topics courses on individual Russian authors, periods, and themes. Having moved through the academic ranks to full professor, from 1989-92 he served as chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, and from 1995 to 2006 was UW Director of International Programs. 

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Lowell A. Bangerter

Professor Emeritus (German)

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Klaus D. Hanson

Professor Emeritus (German)

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Francis S. Heck

Professor Emeritus (French)

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Philip Holt

Professor Emeritus (Latin, Classics, Greek)


Research interest in Greek literature (especially tragedy) and religion (especially hero cult). Articles have appeared in Journal of Hellenic Studies, American Journal of Philology, Classical Journal, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, Mnemosyne, Science-Fiction Studies, and other journals.

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Joseph Krafczik

Senior Lecturer Emeritus (Russian)

Instructor of Russian language, folklore, and literature courses; former coordinator for Russian language section. From 1991 Mr. Krafczik served as Russia study-abroad organizer, and from 1993 served as Coordinator for the Saratov Study Abroad Program, working as UW administrator and faculty chaperone under this program in Saratov, Russia. Retired in 2017.

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Carlos Mellizo-Cuadrado

Professor Emeritus (Spanish)

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Hannelore Mundt

Professor Emerita (German)

Hannelore Mundt received her Staatsexamen in English and Comparative Literature from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule in Aachen and her Ph.D. in German from the University of California in Irvine. Her main area of expertise and research is 20th century German literature. Dr. Mundt taught film courses in the Department of English and in Gender and Women's Studies. Her publications, which have appeared in scholarly journals in the United States and Europe, focus primarily on questions of intertextuality in literature. Her latest book was Understanding Thomas Mann (University of South Carolina Press, 2004).

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Mark Person

Senior Lecturer Emeritus (German)


Mark Person is a native of Cheyenne, Wyoming. He completed his BA and MA at UW, and while pursuing further graduate studies at Rutgers University, he also served as Director of their Summer Program in Konstanz, Germany. Mark has published numerous translations of the works of contemporary German scholar Ottmar Ette and the 19th century scientist Alexander von Humboldt.  He has presented papers on Humboldt, as well as on Heinrich Heine, Friedrich Schiller, and 19th century Realism.  He retired in 2023.

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Jean-Louis G. Picherit

Professor Emeritus (French)

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Duane Rhoades

Professor Emeritus (Spanish)

Dr. Rhoades' research centered on dramatic literature in Spanish, Portuguese and related languages. His publications included articles on Latin American poetry, prose fiction and theater, as well as Peninsular drama. His book on monotheatre in Latin America appeared in 1986, the year he won UW's John P. Ellbogen award for classroom teaching. He has served as Executive Director of the Partners of the Americas exchange with the state of Goias in Brazil and the state coordinator for the National Spanish Exam.

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Pavel Sigalov

Professor Emeritus (Russian)

Dr. Sigalov's specialty was Russian and Slavic linguistics. He was known for his work in Russian, Polish and Ukrainian studies. He co-authored a well-known comparative grammar of the Slavic languages and has published well over 60 academic articles on Slavic linguistics and Russian literature. During the period 1989-91 Dr. Sigalov was a visiting professor of Slavic linguistics at Harvard University.

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