López is a native of Cuba, though he has lived in the south the majority of his life. He comes to Armstrong from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he also taught Spanish and completed his dissertation on Cuban Post-Soviet detective fiction.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Religion, and a M.A. from University of Texas in Latin American Studies. Mercer contributed deeply to his studies in Latin American Literature.
López enjoys classical music and concerts, theater and psychological thrillers. He is very excited to discover all there is to see and do in Savannah regarding arts, entertainment and food.
As an instructor of Spanish, López classifies his teaching style as a proficiency approach, which is common for many foreign language courses. He describes this as a balance between the emphasis on the communication role and the more traditional grammatical structures of the language.
There is much knowledge on Latin American culture to be gained from Dr. López. Get to know him: inquire about his stance on the Study Abroad programs that may be available to you, share your favorite restaurant in Savannah with him, or simply stop by Gamble Hall and wish him a warm welcome one of our newest staff members.