Richard P. Doerr, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Spanish
Office Telephone: (303) 556-3014
Education and Professional Experience:
After receiving a B.A. in Spanish from Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnesota) in 1964, Dr. Doerr pursued graduate work and received an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Illinois in 1966. He was granted a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature with a minor in Latin American History from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1973. His doctoral dissertation is entitled: La magia como dinámica de evasión social en la novelística de Manuel Zapata-Olivella.
Teaching and Research Interests:
In addition to the Introductory level Spanish language courses taught in the Multimedia Classrooms of the Plaza Building and other Intermediate and Advanced level courses, his interests include Latin American literature, history, culture and civilization, Spanish grammar and stylistics, regional Spanish usage and dialectology and contemporary Latin American issues. Dr. Doerr has travelled extensively in Colombia, where he has also worked and done research, in Ecuador, Chile and Argentina, as well as in Mexico and Spain. He also does considerable freelance translation work and is an ongoing consultant with the Language and Literacy division of Boulder Valley Schools in Boulder, Colorado.
He is active in the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT), American Association of Colombianists, and the Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies. He is also a member of Sigma Delta Phi, the national Hispanic honorary association.
Regularly Taught Courses:
Elementary Spanish I and II
Spanish Grammar and Composition
Spanish American Culture and Civilization
Masterpieces of Latin American Literature
Contemporary Latin American Literature
Advanced Spanish Writing and Grammar I and I