Instructor of Communication Studies and Spanish
Technology Center 250

M.A., Spanish, Arizona State University

M.A., Communication, University of North Dakota

B.A., Spanish and English Philology, Kiev National Linguistic University, Ukraine




In her Spanish, linguistics, and communication classes, Tetiana (Tanya) White gives students opportunities to develop new and various lenses through which to see themselves and other cultures. She enjoys watching students gain the confidence to speak publicly and carry that skill into their future careers.


Ms. White’s research interests lie at the intersection of linguistics and communication. Her latest master’s thesis studied critical cultural awareness of students, the structure of their mental lexicon, and their cultural values and beliefs. Her scholarly writing has appeared in Across Languages and Cultures and The Journal of Developmental Communication.


Courses Taught
CMST 101
SPAN 101 and 102
CMST 470
LING 403
LING 435