UAlbany Alumni accepts a tenured Associate Professorship at California State University, Bakersfield.

M. Dustin Knepp, Ph.D. formerly Director of Latin American and Latino Studies and Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at University of Central Arkansas has accepted a tenured Associate Professor at California State University, Bakersfield effective Fall 2015. Dustin will serve as Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature and Interdisciplinary Studies (, where he will have responsibility over various programs, including Ethnic Studies (Latino, Latin Am., African Am., etc) and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, among others. Prof. Knepp received his doctoral degree from the University at Albany with a concentration in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies (LACS).

Knepp Family 2015
Photo: Prof. Knepp with his Family – Spring 2015