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About Barbara L. Loach, Ph.D.

Dr. Loach began teaching at Cedarville University in 1978. She taught upper-level undergraduate courses in Spanish language, literature, and culture and was responsible for developing a number of programs in the Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages, including minors in French, German, Spanish for professionals, TESOL, and four area studies minors. She has also worked as a consultant for Educational Testing Services, reviewing and writing for the Spanish language web-based CLEP exam. She has conducted research in Latin American women’s literature, immigration, inclusive teaching, and translation/interpreting. She has traveled to Spanish-speaking countries including Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, and Spain. Dr. Loach retired in 2022.


Present Senior Professor of Spanish, Cedarville University Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2000 - 2003 Curriculum/Instructional Coordinator, Hispanic English Language Program/Mentoring & Empowering
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Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Service Award, Cedarville University - 2010
  • Phi Kappa Ph National Honor Society, Ohio State University - 1984
  • Faculty Innovator of the Year Award, Cedarville University - 2017
  • Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Faculty Excellence Award - 2018


  • Intermediate Spanish I & II
  • Spanish for Professionals
  • Spanish Composition
  • Spanish Conversation
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • Introduction to Translation
  • History of Hispanics in the U.S.
  • Civilization & Literature of Latin America I & II


1995 M.A., Wright State University
1990 Ph.D., Ohio State University
1978 M.A., Bowling Green State University
1977 B.A., Cedarville College

Contact Information

Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages
Cedarville University
Williams 103


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