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Timothy Woolsey

Lecturer in Spanish

131 Burrowes
Office Phone: (814) 865-6537


B.A. in Spanish and BA in Sociology from the University of Missouri (’92)
M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Literature from the University of Missouri (‘95)
Ph.D. coursework and comprehensive exams in Latin American Literature completed at Penn State (currently ABD-no doctoral degree conferred)

Timothy Woolsey began teaching Spanish as a graduate student at the University of Missouri and he taught courses there from 1992-1995. He has been with the Spanish Department at Penn State since 1995, the year in which he began the doctoral program in Latin American literature. 

Timothy has been a full time instructor at Penn State for nearly 20 years and during that time he has taught a wide variety of Spanish classes at all levels. Since 2005, he has also been serving as Coordinator of the Spanish Intermediate Language Program (SILP). In this capacity he oversees the intermediate level Spanish grammar and conversation courses (SPAN 100, 110, and 200) that are required for all prospective majors and minors. 

In addition to the classes he teaches in the SILP, Timothy also regularly teaches classes on Spanish and Latin American culture, history, and civilization. These are currently offered online through both the Spanish Department (as a resident course for PSU students) and also through Penn State World Campus.