Liv H. Detwiler has been a part of the faculty at ETSU since 2011. Originally from
Minneapolis, Minnesota, she spent 4 years teaching high school Spanish in Massachusetts
before receiving her master’s degree in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of
Massachusetts. Liv credits the majority of her passion for and skills in teaching
to her long-time involvement with the Concordia Language Villages, a world-renowned
language immersion program for youth ages 2-18, where she served as counselor, credit
teacher, abroad teacher, and eventually director. She strives to encourage her students
to apply their language skills in real-life settings, and is able to offer such experiences
to her students at ETSU through the Applied Spanish minor program. Starting in the
fall of 2017, she will serve as the Spanish Program Coordinator, aligning the curriculum
in Spanish 1010-2020, as well as advising those newly interested in a Spanish major.
In her free time, she enjoys attempting to immerse herself in the East Tennessee culture
by learning to play the fiddle.