Associate Professor of Spanish



Thomas Wayne Edison is a graduate of the University of Louisville (86,88).  He received his Doctorate from the University of Kentucky in 2002. His first book titled "Ashé -Caribbean Literary Aesthetic in the Cuban, Colombian, Costa Rican, and Panamanian Novel of Resistance" was published in Fall 2020 by Lexington Books. This former Fulbright Scholar has published numerous articles in journals such as Hispania and The College Language Association Journal. His current area of research is African-Caribbean spirituality in contemporary Latin American narrative and cinema.  Dr. Edison has worked in many leadership roles as the Chair of the Department of World Languages at Anne Arundel Community College (Arnold, Maryland). Currently, he is the Chair of the Diversity Equity Inclusion Committee (DEIC) for the Department of Classical and Modern Languages at the University of Louisville. Edison has served as an active member of the Maryland Foreign Language Association (MFLA) and has served on numerous community organizations.   

Research & Teaching Areas 

Afro-Caribbean Spirituality in Contemporary Latin American Narrative and Cinema.