Chad M. Gasta

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Chad M. Gasta

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Director, International Studies Program

Director, Languages & Cultures for Professions

Chad M. Gasta has been a faculty member at Iowa State University since 2001. He teaches a wide range of courses dealing with Hispanic literature and culture. Professor Gasta's research interests include early modern Spanish and Latin American literature and culture, transatlantic studies and cultural studies of Spain. In 2005 he was awarded the ISU Foundation Award for Early Achievement in Teaching, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Award for Early Achievement in Teaching, and the Cassling Award for Achievement in Teaching. In 2008 he was named a Master Teacher by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Among other duties, Professor Gasta directs the ISU on the Mediterranean, Summer in Valencia, Spain program and founded and directed the Semester program in Cáceres, Spain.

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Summer in Spain

Valencia Summer Program

The city of Valencia is the new host city for the ISU on the Mediterranean summer program. Live with a host family, attend classes at a top university, travel and become bilingual and bicultural! [more]

Semester in Spain

Cáceres Semester Program

The ISU semester program in Cáceres features Spanish home stays, courses taught by recognized experts from Spain, internships and excursions throughout the country. [more]

Academic Advising for Spanish

The Major & Minor

The Spanish program at ISU offers a variety of academic, social and cultural resources.

The Language Studies Recource Center


The Center is the instructional technology hub of the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

World Languages & Cultures

International Perspectives

The Department is the central resource at ISU for languages and culture teaching and research.