Eleanore Maxwell Dial

Honored by:Dr. John E. Dial
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Dr. Eleanore Maxwell Dial has taught Spanish Language and Literature in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Iowa State University since 1979.

She was born in Norwich, Connecticut and has a B.A. from the University of Bridgeport an M.A. from the University of the Americas in Mexico and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. She also attended Middlebury College and has received N.E.H. grants for summer seminars at UCLA and the University of California Santa Barbara. She has been an ardent feminist all of her life and has taught in interdisciplinary women's studies programs at two universities. She was invited to attend the First World Congress of Women Writers in Mexico City in 1975 where she served on the Education Commission.

Dr. Dial's.articles have appeared in learned journals and anthologies. She has essays on "Margarita Nelken" in Women Writers of Spain An Annotated Bio-Bibliographical Guide and in Spanish Women Writers A Bio-Bibliographical Source Book. She has given papers at meetings in many states Canada, Mexico, Spain, Senegal, and Egvptand, Checoslovakia.

She is listed in Who's Who of American Women Who's Who in the Midwest Who's Who in International Education Who's Who in the World and other directories. She has served on the Governor's Commission on Foreign Languages and International Studies since 1988.