Eva-Maria Suárez Büdenbender is currently in the position of Visiting
Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Modern Languages.
She teaches Spanish language classes at introductory, intermediate, and
advanced levels. Dr. Suárez Büdenbender holds a Ph.D. in Spanish
from The Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. She
received her Master’s Degree in 2005 from the same institution.
She also holds a Master’s Degree in History from the Ruhr-Universität
Bochum, in Bochum, Germany (1997). After her graduation from
Bochum, she taught English and German at language schools in Atlanta,
Georgia. Since the beginning of her graduate career at Penn State, she
has presented at a number of national and international conferences on
topics such as language attrition, language contact, and language
attitudes. Her main area of research is dialectal contact and
language attitudes between Dominican immigrants in Puerto Rico and the
Puerto Rican majority. In her free time, Dr. Suárez Büdenbender is
an avid traveler, cook, reader, and hobby gardener.