Frieda Brinkmann

Frieda E. Brinkmann

Assistant Professor, Languages

Dr. Brinkmann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Language and Cultural Studies. She teaches Spanish classes in the undergraduate Spanish Program and directs the Foreign Language Certification Program for the College of Education. Dr. Brinkmann is an alumna of Eastern University. She joined the faculty in 2016 after teaching Spanish at the college level and volunteering with English Language Learners in the states of Colorado and Virginia. She enjoys experiencing the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, and her travels include Spain, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica and Cuba.


Graduate Certificate in TESOL, Regent University
Ph.D., Spanish Linguistics, Temple University
MA, Spanish, Villanova University

Courses Taught
  • SPAN 301
  • SPAN 302
  • SPAN 310
  • SPAN 403
  • SPAN 409
  • SPANISH Courses at the 100 and 200 level courses as needed.
Research Interests

Dr. Brinkmann’s research interests are in the areas of Sociolinguistics and Applied Linguistics to the Teaching and Learning of Foreign Languages.

Professional Associations and Services
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA)
  • Christian Association of World Languages (CAWL)