Marilyn Bierling, Professor
Co-Director, Interim Program in Mexico
Office: Hiemenga 403
BA Calvin College 1971
MA (Romance Linguistics) University of Michigan 1974
PhD (Spanish) Michigan State University 1990
Pronoun usage in Central America; Sephardic Spanish; Phoenician colonization of Spain; Hispanic immigration to the U.S.
Spanish Department Chair 2004-2008; director of Off-Campus Programs in Honduras, Mexico (Yucatan), and Spain
Middle Eastern, Spanish, and Mayan archaeology, traveling, camping, hiking, language learning, skiing, swimming
Spanish-speaking countries visited
All, except Equatorial Guinea, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Paraguay
Her husband is a Middle Eastern archaeologist, and her family has participated in excavations in Israel and Jordan. She has four grandchildren.