Christine Goring Kepner, Ed.D.



Associate Professor of Spanish
On Faculty since 1977

Office: Wyngarden 204
Phone: (630)752-5799


(Sabbaticals) Latin American Film, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002, 2009

Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Northern Illinois University, 1989

Hispanic Theatre, University of Chicago, 1983

M.A., Spanish: Peninsular and Spanish-American Literature, University of Kansas, 1977. (National Defense Foreign Language Fellow: 1976-77)

Mexican Literature, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico, 1974-1975

B.S.E., Spanish/Secondary Education, University of Kansas, 1974 (with honors)

About Christine Goring Kepner

Christine Goring Kepner is the co-director of Wheaton in Spain.

Senior Teaching Achievement Award, 1997-98, Wheaton College

Courses Taught

  • Spanish 332 - Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • Spanish 334 - Cultures and Civilizations of Spain
  • Spanish 336 - Survey of Spanish Literature
  • Spanish 337 - Survey of Spanish American Literature
  • Spanish 493 - Mentoring
  • Spanish 494 - Senior Seminar: Represión, identidad y conciencia

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Christian Association of World Languages (CAWL)
  • Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL)
  • Sigma Delta Pi - Spanish Honorary Society
  • Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)


Current research and teaching interests: Hispanic women writers, Hispanic film, literature of human rights, post-colonial theory, second-language writing.


Kepner, Christine Goring and Phyllis Mitchell: "Comer caliente: The meaning of food in Un calor tan cercano and La voz dormida." Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica, Vol XXI (2005), 146-166.

"Three Films of María Luisa Bemberg: A Female gaze." Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages, spring 2003, 4, 40-61.

"El tema de la constancia en dos obras religiosas de Calderon." (1996)

"An Experiment in the Relationship of Types of Written Feedback to the Development of Writing Proficiency in Intermediate-Level Students of Spanish." Modern Language Journal, fall 1991, 75 (iii), 305-313.

"Metodos de transformacion en dos poemas de Jorge Guillen." Entre Nosotros, spring 1976, 33, 13-15.

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