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Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Department Chair

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Graciela Perez

Professor of Languages and Cultures and Department Chair | gsp99626@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2024

Professor of Languages and Cultures

Emeritus/Emerita Faculty

Barrett Fisher

Barrett Fisher

Department Chair | b-fisher@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1988

Department Chair for Languages and Cultures

Faculty

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Lisa Bekemeyer

Adjunct Instructor of Languages and Cultures | ldb86486@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

I am passionate about teaching language through CI (Comprehensible Input) and TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling). I base my courses on these tenants and strive to help my learners gain a variety of strategies for teaching language through content.

Adjunct Faculty

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Laura Elias

Adjunct Instructor of Languages and Cultures | lae29245@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2022

Adjunct Instructor of Languages and Cultures

Emily Isik

Emily Isik

Adjunct Instructor of Languages and Cultures | emily-isik@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

Adjunct Instructor of Languages and Cultures

Gina Maltese-Preciado

Gina Maltese-Preciado

Adjunct Instructor of Spanish Language | gim74778@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Languages: Spanish

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Sarah Steil

Adjunct Instructor of Languages and Cultures | scn88976@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Languages: Spanish

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Becki Tate

Adjunct Instructor of American Sign Language | becki-beckman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Becki taught in Anoka-Hennepin for 12 years before joining Bethel University.