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Scott DeVries

Scott DeVries
  • Title Chair, Department of Modern Language Studies
    Assistant Professor of Spanish
    Director, Bethel in Spain Summer Study Program
  • Work Phone 574.807.7144
  • Office Miller/Moore Academic Center, Room 426 1001 Bethel Circle Mishawaka IN 46545 USA EST

Dr. Scott DeVries joined the Bethel College faculty as Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages in the fall of 2005. He teaches both language and literature courses with an emphasis on Latin American fiction, poetry, and culture. Additionally, Dr. DeVries directs the Bethel in Spain summer program and coordinates the Civilization and Culture experience for the Dominican Republic semester program. Appointed Chair of the department in 2006, Dr. DeVries received a Ph.D. in Spanish from Rutgers University in 2004 for his dissertation on ecology and environmentalism in recent Spanish American fiction. His continuing research encompasses both 19th and 20th century Latin American literature from the perspective of ecological criticism.

Judges 12:5-6:

5 The Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan leading to Ephraim, and whenever a survivor of Ephraim said, "Let me cross over," the men of Gilead asked him, "Are you an Ephraimite?" If he replied, "No," 6 they said, "All right, say 'Shibboleth.' " He said, "Sibboleth," because he could not pronounce the word correctly, they seized him and killed him at the fords of the Jordan. Forty-two thousand Ephraimites were killed at that time.