Camille Qualtere joined Lafayette College’s Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures in 1991.
In addition to her Masters’ work, Qualtere completed her doctoral studies (ABD) at SUNY Albany in the field of Renaissance Peninsular Literature. Her dissertation deals with the 16th Century Spanish converso writer, Alonso Núñez de Reinoso and his novel, Los amores de Clareo y Florisea los trabajos de la sin ventura Isea, natural de la ciudad de Éfeso (Venecia,1552). Her other fields of interest and research include language pedagogy, bilingual education, second language acquisition and issues related to equitable access to education and Universal Design of Instruction.
Qualtere developed and directed Lafayette’s Foreign Language & Literature Teaching Internship from 1991 to 2009. This internship was an integrative course that combined the theoretical study and practical implementation of teaching methodologies, curricular development, and educational psychology. Other courses taught include beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish language and writing, Survey of Peninsular Literature, 16th Century Peninsular Theater, Don Quijote, and The Writers of Andalucía.