Department of Modern Languages

The University of Mississippi

Ivonne Whitehead

Senior Lecturer of Spanish
M.A., University of Mississippi (Spanish and Teaching English as a Second Language)
Office: C-108 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7709 | ijwhiteh at

Ivonne Whitehead is a Lecturer of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi were she has been teaching for the past 12 years.  She obtained her B.A. in Spanish (with honors) from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, her first M.A. in Spanish (with honors) from the University of Mississippi and her second M.A. in TESL from the University of Mississippi.  Ms. Whitehead also served as a Diplomat in Miami, Florida as a Senior Vice-Consul for the Panamanian Consulate from 1982-1988.  She taught Spanish for U.S. Special Operations Forces for the Department of Defense at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, NC.  She is presently serving her second term as Alderwoman on the Town Board in Ecru, MS.   Ms. Whitehead is a Nationally Certified Occupational Spanish Teacher. In 2012 she was awarded the Liberal Arts Instructor of the Year for her teaching.