Elaine Navia

Elaine Navia

Elaine Navia

Title: Instructor of Portuguese and Spanish
Office Location: Griggs Hall 109
E-mail: enavia@andrews.edu
Phone: (269) 471-2480


BA, Andrews University
MA, Western Michigan University


Originally from Brazil, Elaine Navia loves teaching Portuguese and Spanish because she can integrate art, culture, reading and writing in the process of acquiring a foreign language. Besides her work, she loves spending time with her kids and decorating. She is married to Pedro and they have two beautiful children: Janine Andrea and Felipe Adrian.

Current Research or Professional Activities

Mrs. Navia is conducting research related to short stories/poetry and the connection of Hispanics and Portuguese cultures.