• Faculty and Staff

    Dr. Mirta Barrea-Marlys, Chair, Department of Foreign Language Studies

    Mirta Barrea-Marlys, Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Language Studies. Coordinator/Advisor of Spanish/Education programs. Ph.D., Romance Languages, University of Pennsylvania. Research and expertise: Spanish and Italian Language, Literature and Linguistics. Concentration in Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Theater, Latin American Colonial Theater, and Latin American women writers. Specialist in World Language Acquisition and Pedagogy. 

    Priscilla Gac-Artigas, Professor of Foreign Languages. “Contributing Member” of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (ANLE), one of the 22 members of the Association of Academies of the Spanish Language, entity that regulates the Spanish language in the world. Ph.D., University of Franche-Comte, France. Research and expertise: Latin American literature, culture and civilization, and contemporary Latin American women writers and Latino writers in the United States. New research area: how to develop writing proficiency in Spanish: mastering the mechanics of the writing process.

    Alison Maginn, Associate Professor of Spanish. Director, Study Abroad program in Cadiz, Spain.  Research and expertise: Proficiency-oriented language, Spanish history and art history; contemporary Spanish literature and cultural studies, the narrative, poetry, and film of twentieth and twenty-first century Spain.
    amaginn@monmouth.edu  MU webpage: http://bluehawk.monmouth.edu/~amaginn/

    Julia Riordan-Goncalves, Assistant Professor of Spanish. Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Research and expertise: Twentieth century Spanish novel; sociological theory and the novel; Spanish Post-Civil War literature; and the novel written under dictatorship. Dictatorships in the Hispanic World: Transatlantic and Transnational Perspectives (2013 Fairleigh Dickinson U Press)

    Maria Simonelli, Lecturer of Italian and Latin.  Department Coordinator of the Italian Program and Adviser of the Italian Club. Laurea di Dottore in Filosofia, Universita' di Napoli, Italy.Research and expertise: Italian Literature and The Socio-Cultural Evolution of Women in the Contemporary Neapolitan Hinterland.
    msimonel@monmouth.edu  MU webpage: http://bluehawk.monmouth.edu/~msimonel/

    Luis Flores-Portero, Lecturer of Spanish. Ph.D., Penn State University. Research and expertise: Latin American Literature: Modern Mexican novel of the Revolution.