Christopher C. Oechler

Associate Professor




Campus Box 0411


McKnight Hall
Room 046
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


PhD The Pennsylvania State University
MA New York University in Madrid

Academic Focus

Golden Age Spanish Literature

Christopher C. Oechler, Associate Professor of Spanish at Gettysburg College, holds a Ph.D. in Golden Age Spanish Literature from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.A. in Spanish Literatures and Cultures from New York University in Madrid. Professor Oechler’s research and teaching interests include Golden Age culture, history, and literature, especially theater (on the page and in performance) as well as the continuing appeal of Golden Age texts and plays in the 20th and 21st centuries. Professor Oechler has been working with a team of Gettysburg College students to create a virtual-reality model of a seventeenth-century Spanish playhouse, the Corral del Príncipe. He supports the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in his classes and has worked on several OER projects with students and faculty colleagues.

Courses Taught