Spanish

John Stevens, Ph.D.

John Stevens, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Spanish
Office: Leutze Hall 288
Telephone: (910) 962-7595
FAX: (910) 962-7712
E-mail: stevensj

B.A., University of Southern California
M.A., San Diego State University
Ph.D., University of Southern California

John Stevens is an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  He teaches courses in Spanish linguistics and language and, occasionally, courses in 20th Century Spanish history (e.g., the Spanish Civil War).  Originally from La Jolla, California, Professor Stevens holds a bachelor's degree in Spanish and international relations from the University of Southern California, a master's degree in linguistics from San Diego State University, and a doctorate in Hispanic linguistics, also from the University of Southern California.  He has extensive experience traveling, studying, and working abroad.  Professor Stevens' research interests include the acquisition of Spanish as a second language phonology and Spanish dialectal variation.  He is particularly interested in the connection between study abroad and the improvement in Spanish language proficiency.  His research has appeared in top journals such as Hispania and Verba.  He is currently working on a project that examines the use of Spanish 'theta' among study abroad students and is laying the groundwork for a more ambitious project on the participation of American mercenaries contracted to assist in the suppression of the Rif War in Spanish Morocco in the mid-1920s.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)