Meet the Modern Languages Faculty


Matthew Pangborn
Matthew Pangborn
Associate Professor of English and Writing, Director of CELT
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Ryan Allen
Ryan Allen
Associate Professor of English and Writing, Modern Languages Department Chair
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Tricia Sheehan-Currans
Tricia Currans-Sheehan
Professor of English and Writing; Editor of the Briar Cliff Review
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Patricia Taylor
Patricia Taylor
Assistant Professor of English
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Willie Suarez
Willie Suarez, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor of Spanish; Adjunct Instructor, Doctor of Physical Therapy* program
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Jeff Gard
Writing Center Director, English and Writing Instructor
2017
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Melanie Krieps Mergen

“Now that I’m in a graduate program for writing, I’m realizing now more than ever how outstanding the Modern Languages department is,” says Melanie. “My time as an English major at Briar Cliff gave me the foundation I needed to hit the ground running.”

Melanie Krieps Mergen

English and Music