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World Languages and Cultures

Faculty and Staff


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Mirta Barrea-Marlys, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

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Manuel Chavez, Ph.D.

Director of Philosophy Program

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Frank D. Cipriani, M.A.

Specialist Professor
Director Peace Corps Prep Program
Director of Major in Spanish and Communication

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Priscilla C. Gac-Artigas, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature
Fulbright Scholar
Correspondent Member of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua EspaƱola (ANLE)

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Maria Lazarus


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Alison M. Maginn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Study Abroad program in Cadiz, Spain

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Julia M. Riordan-Goncalves, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Departmental Advising Coordinator (DAC)
World Languages Placement Coordinator
Director of Spanish for Business Minor

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Maria G. Simonelli, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Italian and Latin
Department Coordinator of the Italian Program and Advisor of the Italian Club

Barbara L. Werther-Rosenow

Resource Center Assistant

Part-Time Faculty


Eileen E. Jones

Office Coordinator