Mariano Lopez, Ph.D
Adjunct Instructor (Spanish)
I was born in Madrid (Spain). I lived in Switzerland (Fribourg & Bern) for ten years until the completion of my doctorate. I Have lived in the US since 1991.
Among my different interests in my free time are reading literature (novels), essays, newspapers in different languages (French, German, English, Spanish, and Italian), watching foreign movies, andpracticing some sports such as cycling, swimming,and running.
I have worked as a foreign language instructor and literature professor at many institutions and language schools in Switzerland and the US. Currently I am teaching at Ventura College, St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo), and CLU.
- Completed the Baccalaurate (Bachillerato) in Burgos (Spain).
- Graduated from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) with a “License ès Lettres” (equivalent to a Master degree) in Spanish Literature, French Literature, and Romance Philology.
- PhD awarded in Spanish Literature, December 10, 1990 at the University of Fribourg, (Switzerland) Dissertation title: “El mito en cinco escritores de posguerra” (Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio, Juan Benet, Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Álvaro Cunqueiro, Antonio Prieto).
Phone: (805) 386-0242
Office: Swenson 234