Andrea Purdy

Asst. Professor of Spanish


  • Office Hours:

    Mondays & Wednesdays -12:30-1:30, On Tuesdays 1:00- 2:30 (Primarily for Study Abroad pre and re-evaluation - sign up on sheet on the door. Clark C115) ; Thursdays from 11:00-12:00 and by appointment
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Asst. Professor of Spanish
  • Concentration:

    • 20th Century Spanish American Prose
  • Department:

    • Languages, Literatures and Culture
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. Texas Tech University


I have been at Colorado State University since August 1999. I am currently an  Assistant Professor of Spanish. A native of Parral, Chihuahua , Mexico, I received my Ph.D. in 20th Century Spanish American Literature from Texas Tech University in 1987. My many areas of interest include: contemporary Spanish American prose, issues in culture, translation and interpreting, as well as the teaching of reading and writing skills. I have also worked extensively as a translator for the Department of Justice and other organizations.

I am also the co-director of the 2nd and 3rd year language program as well as the Language and Culture Studies Center director.




  • LSPA 400-003 – Adv. Communication Skills in Spanish


    Expanding students communication abilities in listening, speaking, writing and listening through storytelling.

  • LSPA 347 – Spanish for Working with Youth and Families