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Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish | Dey 138


Ph.D. Romance Languages and Literatures, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A. Spanish, Middlebury College in Madrid
B.A. Spanish and Pre-Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Martha Alexander has been teaching at UNC-Chapel Hill since 2003. She also completed her undergraduate studies at UNC.

Dr. Alexander’s interests include Fine Art (especially Spanish Art), Spanish Architecture, and History (of Spain and of the United States). She is especially passionate about study abroad in Spain. She has plenty of experience with this, from the perspectives of both student and staff. She was a student during the spring semester of her junior year in Sevilla as part of UNC’s Sevilla program. She returned to Spain two years later, this time to Madrid, as a student in Middlebury College’s Masters program. She stayed in Spain for an additional two years, in Sevilla, where she was the Vice-Director for The Texas Tech University Center in Sevilla. As a result, she has traveled all over Spain. She has also made several trips back and forth to Spain since then.

In addition to teaching for the Romance Studies department, Dr. Alexander has been a Faculty Advisor for the Zeta Psi Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Honor Society since 2015. She also serves as the Faculty Advisor to Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, on the Faculty Hearings Board, and on the Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Admissions.

Typical Courses

  • SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I – Online
  • SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 204 Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 255 Conversation I