Mark Bates

Professor of Spanish

Email:
mark.bates@simpson.edu
Phone Number:
515-961-1527
Mobile Number:
515 554 5831
Skype:
markbates42
Office Location:
Mary Berry Hall 208
Office Hours:
MWF 9:10-10:10
MTTF 1-2
other times by appointmnt
Credentials:
B.A. Spanish French Education, Ohio University, 1979
M.A. Spanish, Miami University, 1983
Phd Spanish, University of Kansas, 1987

Hola! My name is Mark Bates, professor of Spanish here in the World Language and Culture Studies Department. I have been at Simpson since 1997. I have a passion for Latin America. I have studied in Mexico, having taken numerous trips there with students. My heart beats in Nicaragua and Central America, destinations for over 15 trips over the years. I am publishing a book in 2014 called With Arms WIde Open, a collection of short stories detailing my experiences there. I have also travelled five times to Brazil. I speak Portuguese and teach an introductory course that forms part of Nate's Pics 017our Latin America Studies Minor. I have a deep concern about issues of poverty, globalization, immigration, social justice, and cultural understanding.

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