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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Department of Modern and Classical Languages


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Faculty by Languages/Programs

Arab Studies

  • El-Badawi, Emran. Assistant Professor of Arabic. B.A. Rutgers University; M.A. Temple University; Ph.D. University of Chicago.
  • Fares, Michael.  Lecturer of Arabic.  B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., University of Texas at Austin.

Chinese Studies

  • McArthur, Marshall Instructional Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies.
  • Qin, Amelia Ying.  Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies.  B.A., University of Rhode Island, Fudan University (China); M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison.
  • Wen, Xiaohong Sharon.  Director of Chinese Studies and Associate Professor of Chinese.  B.A., Beijing Languages Institute, Beijing, China; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas at Lawrence.
  • Zhang, Jing.  Instructional Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies.  B.A., M.A., Peking University.

Classics/Greek/Latin

  • Armstrong, Richard Hamilton.  Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies.  B.A., University of Chicago; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.
  • Behr, Francesca D’Alessandro.  Associate Professor of Italian and Classics. B.A., Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy; M.A., Ph.D., University of Buffalo.
  • Dué Hackney, Casey.  Director of Classical Studies and Professor of Classics.  B.A, Brown University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.
  • Kinzler, Andy
  • Voulali, Christina.  Lecturer.  Diplôme d’ Études Françaises, University of Paris - Sorbonne; Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures, French Institute.
  • Zecher, Jonathan

French

  • Early, Rachel
  • Giacchetti, Claudine. Director of French Program and Professor of French.  B.A., M.A., University of Paris; M.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., Rice University.
  • Johnson, Marie-Celine
  • Kruidenier Tolliver, Julie.  Instructional Assistant Professor of French.  M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
  • Lanskin, Jean Michel
  • Panchang, Maya.  Instructional Assistant Professor of French.  B.A., University of Poona, India; M.A., University of Maine.
  • Tucci, Nina.  Associate Professor of French.  B.A., Sacred Heart Dominican College; M.A., University of Houston; M.A. and Ph. D., Rice University.
  • Voulali, Christina.  Lecturer.  Diplôme d’ Études Françaises, University of Paris - Sorbonne; Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures, French Institute.

German/German Area Studies

  • Frieden, Sandra.  Instructional Assistant Professor, German Studies.  B.A., M.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., Universität Siegen, Germany.
  • Glass, Hildegard F.. Director of German Studies. Associate Professor of German. B.A., M.A., Freie Universität Berlin; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.
  • Hellmann, Tanja Instructional Assistant Professor, German Studies.
  • Kleinheider, Julia
  • Reitz, Anne

Hindi

Italian Studies

  • Behr, Francesca D’Alessandro.  Associate Professor of Italian and Classics.  B.A., Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy; M.A., Ph.D., University of Buffalo.
  • Carrera, Alessandro.  Professor and Director of Italian Studies and World Cultures and Literatures.  “Laurea in Filosofia”, Università degli Studi, Milan, Italy.
  • Ercolani, Monica.  Instructional Assistant Professor of Italian Language and Literature.  M.A., University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Gilberti, Maria.  Lecturer of Italian Language and Literature. 
  • Mocci, Maria.  Visiting Professor and Lecturer of Italian Language and Literature.  B.A., M.A., University of Cagliari (Italy).

Japanese

  • Nakamoto, Helen

Jewish Studies

  • Heilbrunn, Bernice.  B.A., M.A., J.D., Harvard College; Ph.D., University of Houston.
  • Hernandez, Marie-Theresa. Director of Jewish Studies. Associate Professor of World Cultures and Literatures. B. A., Sam Houston State University; M.S.W., Our Lady of the Lake University Worden School of Social Service; Ph.D., Rice University.
  • Weiss, Kenneth B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., Hebrew Union College.

Russian Language Program

  • McGee, Elena

Turkish

  • Kanik, Mehmet.  Visiting Assistant Professor of Turkish Studies.  B.A., Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; M.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Istanbul University, Turkey.

Vietnamese

  • Nguyen, Nam
  • Nong, Truong

World Cultures and Literatures

  • Carrera, Alessandro, Professor, WCL Graduate Director. “Dottore in Filosofia,” Università degli Studi, Milan, Italy (1980). Associate Professor, Director of Italian Studies. Italian Language, Literature and Culture. Philosophy and Literature. Music and Literature. Music and Philosophy. Creative Writing.
  • Hernández, Marie-Theresa, Associate Professor, WCL Undergraduate Director
  • Adair-Kriz, Michael, Lecturer
  • Marquart, Sharon. Ph.D. University of Michigan. Visiting Assistant Professor. Interests: Modern French and Spanish literature, film and culture, comparative literature, critical theory, feminist theory.
  • Zimmerman, Marc, Professor emeritus. Professor of Modern and Classical Languages. B.S., M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Faculty Emeriti

  • Brady, Valentini Papadopoulou.  Professor of French.  B.A., University of Melbourne, Australia; Certificat d’études, University of Paris, Institut de Phonetique; Ph.D., University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Zimmerman, Marc. Professor of Modern and Classical Languages. B.S., M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.