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John Herda

  Dr. John Herda
  Associate Professor of Spanish

  Contact information
  Office 210 in the Alphin Humanities Building 
  870.307.7236 | john.herda@lyon.edu 


B.A. (Spanish), University of Texas at Arlington
M.A. (Spanish), University of North Texas
Ph.D. (Spanish), Purdue University

John Herda joined the Lyon faculty in August of 2014. Before arriving in Batesville, he was a visiting lecturer at Indiana University Bloomington, where his teaching was recognized with high distinction by the Spanish and Portuguese faculty. For his doctoral studies at Purdue, he was awarded the Ross Fellowship. Dr. Herda’s research focuses primarily on Girardian philosophy, concentrating on mimetic theory and the origins of violence. His scholarly work has appeared in Accounting Historians Journal, L’Érudit franco-espagnol, and Rocky Mountain Review.

He has served as faculty advisor to the Spanish Club since 2014, and as faculty sponsor for Lambda Delta (freshman honor society) since 2015.

Upper-Division Courses Recently Taught at Lyon College

SPN 450: René Girard (Independent Study)
SPN 385: Studies in the Spanish Golden Age and Baroque
SPN 379: Introduction to Peninsular and Latin American Literature II
SPN 360: Hispanic Culture and Civilization
SPN 333: Advanced Grammar and Composition