Published on October 11, 2021 by Sean Flynt  
Dieter Waldvogel
Dieter Waldvogel

Samford Department of World Languages and Cultures professor Dieter Waldvogel will speak on the subject of Spanish language education for military purposes at the U.S. Air Force’s virtual Air University Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (AU LREC) Symposium Oct. 13-15.

Waldvogel is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and former Air Force Latin America Foreign Area Officer and Regional Affairs Strategist. He served in tours of duty under the Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs – Latin America, the System of Cooperation among the American Air Forces, and the National Security Agency, among others. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, and the Chief of the Spanish and Portuguese Division at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.