NANCY DALE NIEMAN, Ph.D.
Dr. Nancy Nieman is currently a professor of Modern Languages at Santa Monica College. Previously Dr. Nieman has served as Coordinator of Overseas Programs at Santa Monica College where she established the SMC programs in Korea and Madrid. She has also directed the International Institute Foundation in Spain (Miguel Angel 8) and the University of Southern California's Madrid Center. She was the Director of the Beloit College Seminar at the University of Granada (Spain). She has taught Spanish language, literature and civilization at the Santa Monica College, the University of Southern California, California State University at Northridge, Beloit College and Wayne State College. She was the Director of Santa Monica College's Women's Center, and Division Chair and Deputy Department Chair at Beloit College in Wisconsin.
She received her B.A. in Spanish from Beloit College, M.A. from Middlebury College and her doctorate in Romance Philology with "Sobresaliente" (excellent) from the University of Madrid (Complutense) in Spain. She has been an international student in Spain (three times), France and Brazil.
Dr. Nieman has served on numerous academic committees including the Academic Policy Committee, the World Outlook Committee and the International Relations Committee at Beloit College, and the Educational Planning Committee and the Curriculum Committee which she chaired at Santa Monica College. She is one of a handful of Americans who have served on the Fulbright Commission of Spain.
She has lectured on Spanish culture, literature, and contemporary affairs at the International Institute (Spain), the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, the University of Southern California, Wellesley College, Pine Manor College, Wayne State College (television series), Beloit College, the University of Madrid (Complutense) and the University of Granada, Spain. Her publications include the only authorized English translations of the Spanish poet Ana Rossetti: TULIPS. Other translations are scheduled to appear in RE:AL and Prarie Schooner.
Dr. Nieman has served as a consultant toTelevisión Española (TVE) and the Sub-Dirección de Formación del Profesorado, Ministry of Education and Science (Spain). She trained interpreters for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and served as interpreter and host to the Spanish Embassador and H.R.H. Prince Alfonso de Borbón, Duke of Cádiz.
She is an avid scuba diver and has also won international prizes for her underwater photography.
Dr. Nieman is a member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, (past chapter president), the Modern Language Association, the American Association of university Professors, (past chapter vice-president), Phi Sigma Iota, Community College Humanities Association and currently serves as Recorder with the National Women's Political Caucus of California. She is a member of the national Executive Committee of the National Womens Politcal Caucus and has received the "Westside Activist Award" from the NWPC LA Westside.
Recipient of grants from the American Field Service, the Mellon Fund and the Committee for the Development of the Humanities, Dr. Nieman was listed in Outstanding Young Women of America, and is currently listed in the World Who's Who of Women, Who's Who of California Educators, Who's Who in the West,¿Quién es quién en Europa CEE? (Who's Who in Europe EC), Who's Who Among America's Teachers and Who's Who of American Women.