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Chair

Vanessa De Gifis Associate Professor and Interim Chair

Associate Chair

Elena Past Associate Professor of Italian

Director

Laura Kline Sr. Lecturer in Russian Director of Global Studies

Full-time Faculty

Kenneth Brostrom Associate Professor of Russian
Eugenia Casielles Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics
Alina Cherry Associate Professor of French
Nicole Coleman Assistant Professor - German
Edith Covensky Senior Lecturer Poet
Raffaele DeBenedictis Associate Professor of Italian Director of Wayne in Abruzzo, Summer Educational Program in Italy
Anne E. Duggan Professor of French Chair, CMLLC
Mohamed El-Sharkawi Assistant Professor
Mark Ferguson Senior Lecturer in German Program Director, Junior Year in Munich
Victor Figueroa Professor
Hernán Manuel García Associate Professor of Spanish
Michael Giordano Professor of French Graduate Advisor
Silvia Giorgini-Althoen Coordinator of Italian Basic Courses Senior Lecturer
Francisco Higuero Professor
Lisabeth Hock Associate Professor of German Director of the German Undergraduate Program
Yuson Jung Associate Professor Anthropology Interim Undergraduate Director (Fall 2018)
Leisa Kauffmann Associate Professor
Saeed Khan Lecturer, Near East & Asian Studies, Global Studies Research Fellow, Center for Study of Citizenship
Alina Klin Senior Lecturer in Polish
Christine Knapp Director of Basic French & Lecturer
Julie Koehler Lecturer of German Coordinator of the Basic German Language Sequence
Thomas Kohn Associate Professor Major Advisor for Classics
Haiyong Liu Associate Professor Director of the Linguistics Program, Coordinator of Chinese
Rie Masuda Lecturer and Japanese Program Coordinator
James Michels Assistant Professor
Jennifer Sheridan Moss Associate Professor of Classics Chief Reader, Latin AP Exam
Leonidas Pittos Senior Lecturer in Modern Greek
Luisa Maria Quintero Senior Lecturer Coordinator of Spanish Basic Courses
Marilynn Rashid Senior Lecturer
Aaron Retish Associate Professor
Jose Rico-Ferrer Associate Professor of Spanish
Anne Rothe Associate Professor of German
Maha Saker Senior Lecturer
Charles J. Stivale Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Yunshuang Zhang Visiting Assistant Professor
Abderrahman Zouhir Associate Professor of Arabic Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition Arabic Language Coordinator and MALL Program Advisor
Roxana Zuniga Lecturer - Spanish Coordinator of Spanish 1010, 1020, and 1060

Emeritus

Alfred Cobbs Associate Professor of German Emeritus
Jorgelina Corbatta Professor Latin American Literature and Culture, Ph.D Graduated as an Academic Associate, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
Donald Haase Professor Emeritus
Louise Jefferson
Louis Kibler
Aleya Rouchdy
Donald Schurlknight Professor of Spanish (Emeritus)
May Seikaly Dr. Professor
Guy Stern Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Kenneth Walters Associate Professor
Margaret Winters Professor Emerita French and Linguistics Former Provost

Part-time Faculty

ِAbdulqadir Abdulkarim PhD Professor of Arabic Applied Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition
Samir Al-Mandwee part time Faculty
Elizabeth Anderson Spanish Instructor
Andrew Barrett Adjunct Professor
Jani Christie Part-Time Faculty - Spanish
Jesús Contreras B. Spanish Instructor
Jaclyn Dudek
Nya Edwards Part-time faculty - French
Sara Escobar-Wiercinski Spanish Instructor
Amal Essak Part Time Faculty
Fatima Ferreira Adjunct Faculty Spanish
Elaine Gerber Part-time Instructor Spanish
Charles Haragely Adjunct Professor
Carmen Hoyos Spanish Instructor
Aleksandra Ivanovic Spanish Instructor PhD Student
Aoun Jaber Adjunct professor
Timothy Jeruzal
Xue Jiang
Michael Kamuyu
Jeanine Karam Spanish Instructor
Angelica Lecoudis
Emanuela Marionni Italian Instructor
Maria Marletta Italian Instructor
Curt Mayes
Raffaella Medoro
Lisa Montes Adjunct faculty
Paula Oliva- Fiori Adjunct Faculty- Spanish
Tareq A. Ramadan Tareq A. Ramadan, PhD Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Anthropology
Cesar Reyes Adjunct Faculty Spanish
Mayra Schmalzried Spanish Instructor
Matthew Schwartz
Tatyana Sherman Russian Instructor
David Smith Adjunct Faculty
Mayumi Suzuki Part Time Faculty Japanese Instructor
Klaus Tappe PT3 Lecturer
Karin Tarpenning Adjunct Instructor - French
Dolly Tittle Adjunct Faculty - Spanish
Dickran Toumajan
Eyda Vaughn Instructor
Yandan Wang
Sharon Wang
Yanyu Ward

Advisors

Christine Clark Academic Advisor II

Staff

Amanda Donigian Administrative Assistant
Jeri Pajor Office Service Clerk II
Teresa Pickering Academic Services Officer

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Sandra Rodriguez Bontemps
Sandra Russo Graduate Teaching Assistant

Visiting Faculty

Hong Gao