Department of Languages and Literatures

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Languages & Literatures: Clubs and Organizations 

The Department of Languages & Literatures offers a variety of opportunities for UNI students!

Inner Weather (student literary magazine)

Iowa Writing Project

North American Review (external site)

Spanish at UNI (Facebook group) 

UNI Creative Writers (Facebook group) 

Final Thursday Press/Reading Series (external site) 

UNI English Club (Facebook group)

UNI Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society)


UNI TESOL Grads (Facebook group)

UNICOTE - UNI Council of Teachers of English (Facebook group)

Professional Writing at UNI (department webpage and Facebook group)
Click here to listen to students' and alums' comments about the Professional Writing Program!










UNI Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honors Society) (Facebook group)

Click here to learn about the Spanish Honors Society, Sigma Delta Pi!


L&L Student Spotlight

This ongoing series details the unique experiences of L&L students. Past articles are archived below.

Heather Jackson
Martha Ortiz Diaz
Ben Godard
Cece Mitchell

About Our Faculty and Staff

Several members of our department house their research, creative, and scholarly projects on UNI's ScholarWorks. Click here to search or browse this digital archive.



Click on a name below to send an email. For additional questions, please contact the Department of Languages & Literatures at 319.273.2821.

Undergraduate Advisors

English Teaching – Sheila Benson
English Non-Teaching – Caroline Ledeboer
TESOL Teaching and Non-Teaching – Caroline Ledeboer
TESOL/Spanish Teaching – Elena Dobrila and Caroline Ledeboer
​Spanish/French Teaching and Non-Teaching – Elena Dobrila and Elizabeth Zwanziger (summer)

Graduate Advisors for On-Campus Students

English – Karen Tracey
Spanish – Elise DuBord
TESOL – Aliza Fones

Graduate Advisors for Distance Students

Spanish/UNISSIST –  Elise DuBord
TESOL – Aliza Fones
TESS – Karen Tracey