Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Associate Professor of Languages, Dr. Ruth J. Hoff teaches courses in Spanish language and literature. She received her B.A. from St. Olaf College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. Her current research focuses on representations of mojigatas, beatas, and místicas, irreverent images of devout women, in the nineteenth-century Spanish novel. Her research and teaching interests include narrative and feminist theories, cultural studies, nineteenth and twentieth-century Spanish literature, and teaching methodology. She joined the Wittenberg faculty in 1996. Click here to contact her via e-mail. Tel.: (937) 327-7840. Office: 224 Hollenbeck Hall.