María Dentel

Lecturer in Modern and Classical Languages

María Dentel has taught elementary and intermediate Spanish courses at Hope College since 2012. She also teaches at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids and is a bilingual tutor for Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Areas of expertise

  • Spanish language
  • Academic support services for public school English language learners
  • Public school curriculum development
  • Spanish-English interpreting in contexts including public health and social services


  • M.S., Spanish, Central Michigan University, 2005
  • B.S., mathematics education, Ferris State University, 2001

Outside the college

Professor Dentel served for four years on the committee for the annual Latin American Film Festival in Grand Rapids. 

María Dentel

Phone Number616.395.7563

Martha Miller Center 208 257 Columbia Avenue Holland, MI 49423
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