L. Kirk Hagen, professor of humanities, received his B.A. in Philosophy and French and his M.A. in French from the University of New Mexico, and his Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education from the University of Illinois. He teaches humanities and French courses in the Arts and Humanities Department at UHD. Dr. Hagen's publications have appeared in the ADFL Bulletin, La revue canadienne des langues vivantes, Proceedings of the 20th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, the CALICO Journal and Evolutionary Psychology. From 1996 to 2000, he was project director for Spanish for Business Professionals, a $171,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the development of an interactive, intelligent, multimedia Spanish-language CD-ROM series. From 2001 to 2007, he was a contributor to Skeptic magazine. His book Second Language Acquisition: An Evolutionary Linguistics Approach, was published by the University of Michigan Press in October 2008.