The faculty in the IWU Division of Modern Language and Literature bring scholarship, publication, extensive travel experience and, above all, creativity into the classroom. Our students learn from published poets and essayists and from scholars in areas including writing center theory, C.S. Lewis, linguistics and Sir Walter Scott. Members of the MLL faculty are alumni of prestigious universities such as Middlebury, the University of St. Andrews, Miami of Ohio and the University of Georgia.

Because we boast a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, our faculty members are able to closely invest in their students' education.

Krista Bruenjes; MA Asst Prof: Spanish krista.bruenjes@indwes.edu Department - Mod Language & Lit Div-Inactiv Division - Modern Language and Literature


Krista Bruenjes is an alumna of Indiana Wesleyan University, graduating with a B.A. in Spanish in 2007. During her time as a student, she helped to found La Amistad Hispánica, IWU’s Spanish club, and is now serving as co-advisor. She has a passion for the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures. She is excited that God has blessed her with the opportunity to return to her alma mater to develop this passion within her students as well.


Krista Bruenjes received her M.A. in Spanish from California State University of Sacramento in January 2012. This program was completed entirely abroad, allowing her to spend her summers studying in Valladolid, Spain; Antigua, Guatemala; and Arequipa, Peru. Professor Bruenjes plans to enroll in a doctoral program that will allow her to explore the areas of Spanish Linguistics and Second Language Aquisition, with a special eye on the influence of immersion and study abroad programs.