The Language of Change: Jennifer Eich

How Jennifer Eich redefined scholarship in the Department of Modern Literatures and Languages over 28 years

Photo of Dr. Jennifer Eich

When Jennifer Eich, Ph.D., was in the fifth grade, her teacher told her she had no gift for languages.

Now, having taught students for 31 years, with nearly 28 of those dedicated to the LMU community as a professor of Spanish in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts’ Modern Languages and Literatures Department, Eich will retire from her position in August 2022. She is currently on sabbatical.

Suffice it to say that Eich has proven the teacher’s comment on her report card wrong — and she still has the card to this day. “What I discovered was I indeed have a gift for learning languages,” she said.

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