Dr. Ian Gowan is a Croft Instructional Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Mississippi. He obtained his B.A. in Spanish from Gettysburg College in 2004, his M.A. in Hispanic Literature in 2008 and his Ph.D. in Contemporary Latin American Literature in 2013 from the University of Kansas. Dr. Gowan teaches courses in intermediate and advanced Spanish. His teaching and research interests include contemporary Southern Cone film and theater; performance studies; theories and pedagogy of second language acquisition; and implementation and assessment of ACTFL standards.