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Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty

Julie Candler Hayes, Professor and Chair of Department, B.A., Austin College, 1977; M.A., Northwestern, 1979; Ph.D., 1982.

Luiz Amaral, Assistant Professor, B.A., Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, 1997; M.A., Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, 2001; Ph.D., Ohio State, 2007.

Alberto Ameal-Pérez, Lecturer, B.A., Buenos Aires, 1982; M.A., Houston, 2004; Ph.D., 2007.

Philippe Baillargeon, Lecturer, B.A., McGill, Canada, 1998; M.A., Princeton, 2001; Ph.D., 2006.

Bruce P. Baird, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Adviser, B.A., Columbia, 1992; M.A., California at Los Angeles, 1996; Ph.D., Pennsylvania, 2004.

Maria Soledad Barbón, Assistant Professor, M.A., Colgne, Germany, 1993; Ph.D., 2000.

Doris G. Bargen, Professor, B.A., Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 1971; M.A., Massachusetts at Amherst, 1972; Ph.D., Universität Tubingen, 1978.

Luke Bouvier, Lecturer and Chief Undergraduate Adviser for French, B.A., Rutgers, 1986; M.A., Cornell, 1990; Ph.D. 1993.

Barton Byg, Professor, B.A., Drake, 1975; M.A., Washington at St. Louis, 1977, 1978; Ph.D., 1982.

Suet-Ying Chiu, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Adviser for Chinese, B.A., Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1995; M.A., California State at Long Beach, 1999; Ph.D., California at Los Angeles, 2007.  

Susan Cocalis, Professor, B.A., Douglass, 1969; M.A., Princeton, 1971; Ph.D., 1974.

N. C. Christopher Couch, Lecturer, B.A., Columbia, 1976; M.A., 1980; Ph.D., 1987.

Flávia Cunha, Lecturer, B.A., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; M.A., Ohio State, 2005.

Laszlo Dienes, Professor, A.M., Harvard, 1972; Ph.D., 1977.

Andrew Donson, Assistant Professor, B.A., Cornell, 1991; M.A., Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1995; Ph.D., 2000.

Frank C. Fagundes, Professor, B.A., California at Los Angeles, 1972; M.A., 1973; Ph.D., 1976.

Arthur Figliola, Lecturer, B.A., Dartmouth, 1973; M.A., Middlebury, 1978; Ph.D., Masachusetts at Amherst, 2001.

Stephen M. Forrest, Senior Lecturer and Chief Undergraduate Adviser for Japanese, B.A., Oxford, England, 1987; M.A., 1991; Ph.D., Harvard, 2005.

Kyle Frackman, Lecturer, B.A., Hamline, 2001; M.A., Massachusetts at Amherst, 2004; Ph.D., 2009.

Edwin Gentzler, Professor, B.A., Kenyon, 1973; Ph.D., Vanderbilt, 1990.

Donald E. Gjertson, Professor, B.A., Washington, 1970; M.A., Stanford, 1972; Ph.D., 1975.

Patricia Gubitosi, Assistant Professor, B.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1991; M.A., Houston, 2004; Ph.D., 2006.

James Hicks, Lecturer, B.A., B.S., Michigan State, 1982; M.A., Pennsylvania, 1987; Ph.D., 1992.

Ayana Inoguchi, Lecturer, B.A., Daito Bunka University, Japan, 1997; M.A., School for International Training, 2004.

Mako Koyama, Lecturer, B.A., Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan, 1988; M.A., Columbia, 1990.

Kathryn Lachman, Assistant Professor, B.A., Yale, 1998; M.A., 1998; Ph.D., Princeton, 2008.

Nancy E. Lamb, Assistant Professor, B.A., Mount Holyoke, 1959; M.A., Middlebury, 1960; D.M.L., 1970.

Sara J. Lennox, Professor and Director of the German and Scandinavian Studies Program, B.A., DePauw, 1965; M.A., Wisconsin, 1966; Ph.D., 1973.

David Lenson, Professor, B.A., Princeton, 1967; M.A., 1970; Ph.D., 1971.

Don E. Levine, Associate Professor, B.A., Columbia, 1964; M.A., Princeton, 1967; Ph.D., 1972.

Ying Li, Lecturer, B.A., Sichuan University, China, 1999; M.A., 2002; Ph.D., California at Riverside, 2008.

Nicolina LoRusso-Dillon, Lecturer and Chief Undergraduate Adviser for Italian, B.A., Westfield State, 1971; M.A., Middlebury, 1973.

Roberto Ludovico, Assistant Professor, Laurea, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Italy, 1993; M.A., McGill, 1997; Ph.D., Brown, 2003.

Luis A. Marentes, Associate Professor and Director of the Spanish and Portuguese Program, B.A., Texas at Austin, 1987; M.A., 1990; Ph.D., 1994.

Elizabeth H. D. Mazzocco, Professor, B.A., Texas A&M, Commerce, 1980; M.A., Bryn Mawr, 1983; Ph.D., 1988.

Patrick Mensah, Associate Professor and Director of the French Studies Program, B.A., Leson, Ghana, 1980; M.A., Cornell, 1989; Ph.D., 1991.

Stephen D. Miller, Assistant Professor, B.A., Ohio State, 1971; M.A., Columbia, 1983; Ph.D., California at Los Angeles, 1993.

C. William Moebius, Professor and Director
of the Comparative Literature Program, D.Sup., Sorbonne, 1962; B.A., Lawrence (Wis.), 1963; Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo, 1970.

José N. Ornelas, Professor, B.A., Queens, 1969; M.A., 1972; Ph.D., City University of New York, 1976.

Michael Papio, Assistant Professor and Director of the Italian Studies Program, B.A., Florida State, 1990; M.A., Virginia, 1993; Ph.D., 1998.

Daphne Patai, Professor, B.A., Indiana, 1965; M.A., 1971; Ph.D., Wisconsin, 1977.

Elizabeth P. Petroff, Professor, B.S.,Ed., Northwestern, 1960; M.A., California at Berkeley, 1964; Ph.D., 1972.

Catherine Portuges, Professor, and Graduate Program Director of Comparative Literature, B.A., California at Los Angeles, 1964; M.A., 1966; Ph.D., 1982.

Emma Rivera-Rábago, Lecturer, B.A., Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, 1988; Ph.D., Massachusetts at Amherst, 1998.

Robert A. Rothstein, Walter Raleigh Amesbury, Jr., and Cecile Dudley Amesbury Professor of Teaching and Research in Polish Language, Literature and Culture, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960; M.A., Harvard, 1961; Ph.D., 1967.

Márgara Russotto, Associate Professor, B.A., Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1977; M.A., Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela, 1983; Ph.D., Universidade Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1987.

David Schneider, Assistant Professor and Chief Undergraduate Adviser, B.A., Colorado at Boulder, 1980; M.A. Columbia, 1987; Ph.D., California at Berkeley, 2005.

Amanda C. Seaman, Associate Professor and Director of the Asian Languages and Literatures Program, B.A., Wellesley, 1988; M.A., Chicago, 1994; Ph.D., 2001.

Dianne E. Sears, Associate Professor, B.A., Massachusetts at Amherst, 1979; M.A., Yale, 1981; Ph.D., 1990.

Zhongwei Shen, Associate Professor, B.A., Fudan, China, 1982; M.A., California at Berkeley, 1988; Ph.D., 1993.

Jonathan Skolnik, Assistant Professor, B.A., Columbia College, 1990; M.A., Columbia, 1994; Ph.D., 1999.

Reiko Sono, Senior Lecturer, B.A., Tsukuba, 1988; M.A., 1991.

Robert Sullivan, Associate Professor and Director of the Medieval Studies Certificate Program, B.A., McGill, 1983; M.A., 1985; Ph.D., Wisconsin, 1991.

Rhonda Tarr, Lecturer, Connecticut, 1973; M.A., Massachusetts at Amherst, 1982; Ph.D., Minnesota, 1995.

Maria Tymoczko, Professor, B.A., Radcliffe, 1965; M.A., Harvard, 1968; Ph.D., 1973.

Zhijun Wang, Assistant Professor, B.A., Inner Mongolia Nationality University, 1987; M.A., Beijing Language and Culture University, 1992; M.A., Iowa, 1999; Ph.D., Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.

Yuki Yoshimura, Lecturer, B.A., Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan, 1999; M.A., 2002; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon, 2006.

Barbara Zecchi, Assistant Professor, B.A., Ca’Foscari, 1986; M.A., California at San Diego, 1990; M.A., California at Los Angeles, 1994; Ph.D., 1998.

Enhua Zhang, Assistant Professor, B.A., Nankai, China, 1997; M.A., 2000; M.Phil., Colombia, 2003; Ph.D., 2007.