Barbara Loach

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Barbara Loach, Ph.D.

Senior Professor of Spanish


Dr. Loach has taught at Cedarville University since 1978. She teaches upper-level undergraduate courses in Spanish language, literature, and culture. She is responsible for developing a number of programs in the Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages, including minors in French, German, Spanish for professionals, TESOL, and four area studies minors. She has also worked as a consultant for Educational Testing Services, reviewing and writing for the Spanish language web-based CLEP exam. She has conducted research in Latin American women’s literature, immigration, inclusive teaching, and translation/interpreting. She has traveled to Spanish-speaking countries including Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, and Spain.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Romance Languages, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. in English/TESOL, Wright State University
  • M.A. in Spanish, Bowling Green State University
  • B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Cedarville College
  • Certificate: Community Interpreter Training Course, Health Care Interpreter Services

Scholarly Works

  • Power and Women's Writing in Chile: 1973-1988 (Barbara L. Loach) Faculty Dissertations (1990)
  • Cedarville University: Defining Legacies (Barbara L. Loach) Faculty Books (2015)
  • Detecting Women: Contemporary Chilean Women's Crime Fiction (Barbara L. Loach) English, Literature, and Modern Languages Faculty Publications (2017)
  • Cedarville University and the Legacy of Christian Higher Education in America (Barbara L. Loach) English, Literature, and Modern Languages Faculty Publications (2014)
  • Topographies of Identity and Memory: Berlin’s “Ghosts” and “Book of Clouds” by Chloe Aridjis (Barbara L. Loach) English, Literature, and Modern Languages Faculty Publications (2014)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


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