Sharenda Barlar, Ph.D. (ABD)

Associate Lecturer of Spanish
On Faculty since 2000

Office: Schell 101B
Phone: (630)752-5691


Ph.D. ABD in Peninsular Golden Age, Vanderbilt University,
Dissertation:  “Problemas y disparates de Baltasar del Alcázar. Una edición crítica,”.

Ph.D. qualifying exams, Vanderbilt University, 1999

M.A. in Spanish, Vanderbilt University, 1998

Oral Preliminary Exams, Vanderbilt University, 1996

B.A. in Spanish and French, Union University, Jackson, TN, 1995

Courses Taught

  • Spanish 103 Accelerated Elementary Spanish
  • Spanish 201 Intermediate Grammar
  • Spanish 331 Spanish Conversation
  • Spanish 332 Spanish Grammar and Composition
  • Spanish 336 Survey of Spanish Literature
  • Spanish 439 20th Century Spanish Theater


  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Christian Association of World Languages (CAWL)
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Tennessee Foreign Language Teacher Association


“Methods of Critiquing and Challenging Students’ Faith in the FL Literature Course”  NACFLA, April, 2002.

“The Oral Exchange of Popular Proverbs and Verses in Sevillian Academies”  Sixteenth Century Literature, October 26-28, 2001.

“Motivating Students in the Foreign Language Classroom” Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association, September 12, 2000.

“Las madres en Unamuno y Galdós”  Chispa, March 4-6, 2000.

“Espacialización de la locura y la sordera en Lorca y Buero”  AND Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 22-24, 1999.

Academic Service

Section Coordinator for Spanish 103 (2001-2005)

Search Committee for French Position (Spring 2003)

Advisory Committee for HNGR (2003-2005)

Secondary Education Committee (2003-2005)

Freshman Advisor (2002-2005)

Freshman Experience Mentor (2002)

Faith and Learning Seminar (2001-2003)

HNGR advisor

Student Teacher advisor (2000-2005)

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