- Lieber Memorial Associate Instructor Award (1990)
Janice L. Krentz-Viana earned her undergraduate and three master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and her Ph.D. from Indiana University. She is now the head of the Department for Spain, Portugal and Latin America at the Watson Library at the University of Kentucky. She is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and German.
Krentz-Viana prepared the Nicaraguan National Bibliography, 1800-1979 in three volumes for the Latin American Bibliographic Foundation, and she has taught Spanish and Portuguese at several universities, including Auburn University.
Krentz-Viana received the Lieber Distinguished Teaching Award from Indiana University and has had two fellowships to study in Germany.