World Languages Department Faculty - School of Liberal Arts

Julia M. Deisler
Chair, English, Speech, and Reading, World Languages

Julia M. Deisler earned her Ph.D. in English language and literature in 1996 from Brown University and her M.A. in English literature from the University of Kansas in 1986. It was at the University of Kansas that her teaching career began and where she first began working with the role of computers and technology in the teaching of English. Her years of free-lance editing for book publishers, magazines, and individuals contributed to her interest in teaching the precise, accurate language that is emphasized in technical writing.

Eva Diana Gallegos
Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., Spanish, University of New Mexico
M.A., Spanish, University of New Mexico

Eva Diana Gallegos is a native New Mexican, a nuevomexiana, who takes great pride and enjoyment in sharing her culture and native language with students new to Spanish and those who are seeking to stay connected to their Spanish or Latin heritage. 

Her teaching experience includes serving as an instructor at the National College of Albuquerque for several years and three years as an instructor at Valley High School in Albuquerque. She has taught with the University of Texas, Brownsville and Texas State Technical College in Harlingen before returning to New Mexico with her family in 2002. She began teaching at Santa Fe Community College as a part-time instructor and also taught and mentored students who were pursuing certification in bilingual education at New Mexico Highlands University. She also taught at the Academy of Sciences and the Waldorf School in Santa Fe. Eva joined the faculty of Santa Fe Community College as an Assistant Professor in 2006. Eva teaches beginning, intermediate, and advanced Spanish classes, and all levels of Spanish as a Heritage Language.

Eva organized the very successful Club de Español for community members. The Club meets once a month to converse in Spanish. She enjoys reading, traveling and listening to the music of New Mexico.

Beth E. Hansen
Lead Faculty, American Sign Language/Interpreting Program, Assistant Professor of American Sign Language
B.A., Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.Ed., Educational Technology, Northern Arizona University

Beth Hansen began working at SFCC August 2010. As a faculty member of the World Languages Department, she focuses on improving and expanding the American Sign Language Interpreting Program. She teaches all course levels of American Sign Language, American Deaf Culture, and various interpreting courses including Introduction to Professional Interpreting & Ethics and Internship. She also sponsors the SFCC ASL Club.

Beth likes spending time with her animals and enjoying the outdoors. She is passionate about sharing knowledge of the deaf culture and language, feeling that just about anyone can learn ASL and participate within the deaf community. Her goal at SFCC is to continually improve and expand the American Sign Language Interpreting program, as well as enrich the lives of students with the knowledge of ASL, deaf culture and community.

John P. LeDoux
Lead Faculty, Department of World Languages, Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Communications and Spanish, University of New Mexico
M.A., Spanish, University of New Mexico
Ph.D., Spanish (Chicano Literature), Arizona State University

John LeDoux is a native of Dixon, New Mexico and taught at SFCC from 1998-1999 before returning in 2001. His research for his Ph.D. focused mainly on the Spanish-language short stories of Northern New Mexico.

In addition to teaching at SFCC, he has taught at the University of New Mexico, Earlham College, Indiana University-East and Arizona State University. At SFCC he mainly teaches beginning- and intermediate-level courses in the Spanish as a Heritage Language (SHL) and Spanish as a Second Language (SSL) tracks. He also teaches conversational Spanish, as well as courses in film and literature.

John has also served as the faculty sponsor on many Summer Study Abroad Immersion Programs in Mexico. In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his family as well as golfing and fishing.

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