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  • Ph.D. University of Houston
  • M.A. Tulane University
  • B.A. Louisiana College

Academic Programs

  • BA Spanish Education
  • Spanish Minor

Associate Professor of Spanish


Dr. Whitlock joined the Louisiana College faculty in 2005.  Her interests include Hispanic culture, literature, and linguistics.  The Spanish program aims to cover cultural, historical, artistic, and linguistic productions from the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, and the United States. 

Dr. Whitlock specializes in Colonial and 20th century Latin American literature.  New areas of interest include U. S. Hispanic literature, a new and exciting field studying Hispanic texts written in what is now the United States, from the 1500’s to the present. 

At Louisiana College, Dr. Whitlock serves as chair of the International Activities committee, as well as serving on several other committees.  She is co-sponsor of Alpha Mu Gama, the foreign language honor society.  She assists other language faculty in sponsoring events for language students and for Louisiana College honor students.  In addition, she holds the Bell South Professorship in Liberal Arts.


“Spanish Expedition Disasters: Gulf Coast Failure Texts”; Presented at the Recovering the U. S. Hispanic Literary Conference 

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Spanish 101 and 102
  • Intermediate Spanish 221 and 222
  • Spanish Conversation
  • Spanish Literature to 1800
  • Spanish Literature since 1800
  • Spanish Grammar and Composition
  • Hispanic Language and Culture
  • U. S. Hispanic Literature
  • Spanish American Literature

Research Interest

Texts produced by the early Spanish explorers in the Gulf Coast region.