Rosalea Postma-Carttar, has a B.A. in Spanish and German from the University of Kansas, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Hispanic Literature from Cornell University. Her principal role in the department is as Co-Director of Spanish Language Instruction, mentoring Graduate Teaching Assistants in their professional development in and out of the classroom. She has published two textbook-related projects, and she has received the Cramer Award for Teaching.