Dr. Wendy Caldwell

FM Mark in Red and Blue

Dr. Wendy Caldwell

Spanish Program Coordinator, Professor of Spanish

Office: CEMC 113B
Phone: 843-661-1602


Dr. Caldwell currently serves as the Spanish Program Coordinator in the Modern Languages Program at Francis Marion University.  She specializes in the 20th and 21st century Latin American narrative and gender studies.  She received the M.A. from the University of South Carolina and the Ph.D. from The University of Georgia.  She has served on the Fulbright National Screening Committee since 2016.  Her current research interests include the testimonial narrative, border literature, and foreign language pedagogy.  She has published articles in both English and Spanish in various peer-reviewed journals, such as Revista Iberoamericana, Cuadernos Americanos, Revista La Torre, Journal of Intercultural Disciplines, and Foreign Language Annals.  Her book, Narrative Voices and the Liberation Movement in the Mexican State of Chiapas was published in 2004.  In addition to living in Barcelona, Spain, her travels in the Spanish-speaking world include Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and Cuba.  Dr. Caldwell presently serves as faculty advisor for the Chi Theta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.  She is currently writing a narrative on the undocumented immigrant experience.  In August 2016, she participated in the prestigious Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont.


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Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’ve developed an array of professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

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The University keeps class sizes small because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and a student enrollment of 4,000 provides the perfect balance to enhance learning and still promote a diverse selection of programs.


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Francis Marion University has been recognized for six straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university. Read more here.

Francis Marion University is ranked among Washington Monthly’s “Best Masters Universities” in the magazine’s latest ranking.

  • FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Francis Marion University is listed as the Best Ethnically Diverse University in the South by U.S. News and World Report.


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