Marilyn Bierling, Professor
Director, Advanced Semester in Peru 2013
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.; Cuban refugees in the U.S.
- Spanish Department Chair 2004-2008.
- Director of Spanish off-campus programs in Honduras, Mexico (Yucatan), Spain, and Peru.
Middle Eastern, Spanish, Mayan, and Peruvian archaeology; traveling; camping; hiking; language learning; skiing; swimming; piano; guitar.
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 seven grandchildren.