David Cross

Associate Professor of Spanish

P843-863-7135 / Edcross@csuniv.edu

CREDENTIALS

Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina (PhD)
Arabic, Middlebury College (MA)
Spanish, University of South Carolina (MAT)
Spanish, Wofford College (BA)
Certification in Teaching ESL, ELS Language Centers

David Cross

Here at CSU, Dr. David Cross has taught the Spanish language and literature as well as the Arabic language. In addition to earning degrees in Spanish, Arabic and Comparative Literature in the United States, he has studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain, the University of the Americas in Ecuador, and Yarmouk University in Jordan. He enjoys reading, swimming, traveling, listening to music, and playing the piano and saxophone.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

I chose to work at CSU because its Christian mission and guiding principles help to ensure that rules and procedures are in keeping with biblical precedents. Even while teaching specialized knowledge for success in the modern world, we do not lose sight of the overall goal of equipping Christians for the Great Commission. CSU is small enough that it is possible to know most other employees, even those with whom I do not work each day. I also appreciate that CSU has continually been supportive of my professional development regarding doctoral studies, conferences, workshops, and opportunities for travel and research abroad.

Dr. David Cross

In July 2019, I gave a lecture in Arabic at the Arab Thought Forum in Amman, Jordan. It was titled “The Arabic Influence on Spanish Literature and My Experiences Studying Spanish and Arabic”. The lecture was written up in ten different Jordanian newspapers. Its audience included faculty from the University of Jordan, the Arab Open University, the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies, and the Jordanian Ambassador to Venezuela, as well as members of other professional organizations.

This summer, a paper that I co-authored with a professor from the University of Jordan was accepted for publication in the upcoming issue of the journal “Dirāsāt” for Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Jordan. Its title is “Disruption, Self-Reflection and Renovation: Revisiting the Arabic Influences in Don Quijote.”