Associate Dean for Inclusion and Faculty Development; Professor of Spanish
B.A. Morehead State University, M.A. in Spanish from Ohio University; Ph.D. in Spanish American Literature from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professor Sandlin teaches all levels of Spanish language and Latin American and Latino/a literature and culture at Sewanee. Her literary research revolves around issues of identity in contemporary U.S. Latino/a and Hispanic Caribbean literature, with an emphasis on gender and sexuality. She has published on the works of Puerto Rican authors Julia de Burgos, Luz María Umpierre, Manuel Ramos Otero, Rane Arroyo, and others. While she has always been interested in foreign language pedagogy, recently her research interests have turned toward faculty development programs and practices in higher education. She is former co-director of the Center for Teaching and now serves as Associate Dean of the College for Inclusion and Faculty Development.