Arturo Madrid has had a long and diverse career, having served as a professor and administrator at both public and private colleges and Trinity University; as a federal official; as the director of a national fellowship program; and as the founding president of an institute for policy studies.
Currently in phased retirement, Professor Stroud has been teaching at Trinity since 1977. His area of specialization is sixteenth and seventeenth-century Spain, but he considers every aspect of his academic life from the point of view of the humanities in the broadest sense: what does it mean to be human, and how do we relate to each other?
I have been teaching Russian language, literature, culture and art history for 45 plus years and will retire from Trinity on December 31, 2011. 38 of those years have been at Trinity. They have been 38 great years. I wish everyone could have the interesting life that I have had and will have!
Curtis Swope received his B.A. in German from Middlebury College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Pennsylvania. At Trinity, Swope teaches courses in German language, literature, and culture. He also teaches as part of Trinity’s HUMA program and offers courses cross-listed with Film Studies and Urban Studies.
Swope is proud to serve as academic adviser to Trinity’s German Club. The Club regularly meets for events including a Kaffeestunde and twice-per-semester dinners.