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Bower will Serve as Visiting Professor at Duke University

7/11/2008 —

Dr. Robin Bower, associate professor of Spanish at Penn State Beaver, has been invited to serve as a visiting professor in the Department of Romance Languages at Duke University during the 2009 spring semester. In addition, she will teach an upper-level undergraduate seminar and a graduate seminar in medieval Spanish literature.

Last year Bower participated in Columbia University’s prestigious Literature Humanities Luncheon Speaker Series with a presentation on Augustine’s Confessions.
Bower, who resides in Pittsburgh, taught at Columbia from 1990 to 1993 and from 1995 to 2000. While there she received the President’s Fellowship, a Literature Humanities Preceptorship, and a Dissertation Research Fellowship. She also received the Penn State Beaver Advisory Board Michael Baker Corporation Faculty Excellence in Research Award.

She holds a doctorate from Columbia as well as a master’s degree in Medieval and Golden Age and a master’s degree in Latin American Literature. She received a bachelor’s degree from West Chester University and also studied at St. Louis University in Spain.
Bower can be reached at rmb29@psu.edu or 724-773-3886.

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