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Timothy Foster
Dr. Timothy Foster

Timothy Foster, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Spanish 

Office: Classroom Center 320E
Email: tfoster@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2462

Professional Profile

Dr. Foster joined the Department of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages at WT in 2017. He earned a B.A. in Spanish and Music in 2012 from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, an M.A. in Spanish in 2014 from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in Spanish in 2017 from Vanderbilt.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Foster teaches a wide variety of Spanish language and culture classes, including Spanish for Heritage Speakers, Film, Conversation, Phonology, and Spanish Literature and Culture. He has taught courses on conquistadors, Don Quixote, as well as Portuguese language. Dr. Foster is interested in helping his students to become digital global citizens, understanding the past while engaging in language and cultural study for the 21st century.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Foster’s research interests include early modern Spanish and colonial literature and music, colonial contact between the United States and Spain, the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) pilgrimage, and the Digital Humanities. His dissertation investigated the confluence of Neoplatonic music theory and imperial ideology in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish literature.

Personal Sketch

A native of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Dr. Foster lives in Canyon with his wife, Katie, and daughter. He enjoys cooking, listening to podcasts, singing choral music, visiting family, and hiking (especially the Camino de Santiago, which he has walked on five different routes). He is on a quixotic quest to improve his organ-playing ability and to grow a decent garden.