Arts & Humanities

Faculty - Arts and Humanities

Scott DeVries

Scott DeVries

Department Chair 
Professor of Spanish.

Scott DeVries teaches both language and literature courses with an emphasis on Latin American fiction, poetry, and culture.

Dr. DeVries received a Ph.D. in Spanish from Rutgers University in 2004 for his dissertation on ecology and environmentalism in recent Spanish American fiction. His continuing research encompasses both 19th and 20th century Latin American literature from the perspective of ecological criticism, animal studies, and energy. His first book, A History of Ecology and Environmentalism in Spanish American Literaturewith Bucknell University Press was released in 2013 and his most recent,  Creature Discomfort: Fauna-criticism, Ethics, and the Representation of Animals in Spanish American Fiction and Poetry was published by Brill in 2016. He also has publications in several other venues including articles on Mexican film in Christian Scholars Reviewand on Jorge Luis Borges in the Journal of Philosophy and Literature.

Scott is married to María and they have three children: Joaquín, Ana, and Sofía. Scott likes bowling, Maria likes biking, but with the kids, they all play kickball. Scott’s team usually loses.