Faculty & Staff

Betsy Sandlin

Associate Professor of Spanish; Co-Director, Center for Teaching
B.A. Morehead State University, M.A. in Spanish from Ohio University; Ph.D. in Spanish American Literature from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professor Sandlin teaches all levels of Spanish language and Latin American and Latino/a literature and culture at Sewanee. Her literary research revolves around issues of identity in contemporary U.S. Latino/a and Hispanic Caribbean literature, with an emphasis on gender and sexuality. She has published on the works of Puerto Rican authors Julia de Burgos, Luz María Umpierre, Manuel Ramos Otero, Rane Arroyo, and others. While she has always been interested in foreign language pedagogy, recently her research interests have turned toward faculty development programs and practices in higher education. Her most recent publication is a co-authored article about the challenges of promoting instructional improvement in liberal arts colleges. She is the co-director of Sewanee’s Center for Teaching and the director of the Associated Colleges of the South’s annual summer teaching and learning workshop, now in its 25th year.