Graciela N. V. Corvalán, PhD


Department of International Languages and Cultures 
Webster Hall 340
(314) 968-7053

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PhD, Washington University, May 1975
MA in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Washington University, May 1971
MA in Philosophy, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, Dec. l966

Areas of Interest:

International Studies (Spain, Latin America, Portugal, Brazil)
Promoting Graduate and Undergraduate Spanish and Portuguese languages, courses and students
Organizing festivals celebrating Spanish and Portugual culture, language, dance, and music
Study Abroad Programs in Latin America and Spain
Writing short stories for adult and children audiences


Born in Argentina, Professor Corvalán has lived in St. Louis since 1967 where she studied and works. She is the head Spanish Professor in the ILC Department, in addition to the many roles she has fulfilled since her start in 1982.   Professor Corvalán’s highest priority is mentoring and advising students so they active the best possible education.  She is particularly interested in the creation of courses that engage student interests and desire to learn.  Professor Corvalán has taught in the Leiden, Geneva, Vienna, and the Thailand campus.  She loves to organize and take students abroad to travel so that they can attend classes and improve their language skills.   In 1987, Professor Corvalán also started the student Exchange Program between Webster University and the National University in Mendoza, Argentina, which continues until today.