Dr. Jaime Cruz-Ortiz joined the KSU faculty in the fall of 2010. He is an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages. Dr. Cruz-Ortiz specializes in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Spanish theater. His research interests include Textual Criticism, Translation, Portuguese comedia authors, Early Modern and Baroque poetry, and Latino Hip Hop. He received his Master of Arts from the University of Iowa and Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. Before coming to KSU, Dr. Cruz-Ortiz taught for a year at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.