People

Name
Expertise
Azadeh Alavi
Instructor, French

Alavi started her career at ASU in 2009. She currently teaches various courses, such as Fre 101, Fre 102, Fre 201, Fre 202, and Fre 311 at ASU.

480-965-6281
Arizona State University, 851 Cady Mall
Souad T. Ali
Faculty Head of Middle Eastern and Classics and Assoc Professor, Arabic

A Fulbright Scholar, Professor Ali is the founding chair of CAIS, coordinator of Arabic Studies and head of Classics and Middle East Studies at ASU.

480-965-4586
LL 404 F
Kimberly Allen
Instructional Specialist PRN, French

Allen is a member of the faculty of the School of International Letters and Cultures. She teaches different levels of elementary French.

Oana Almasan
Instructor, Romanian

Almășan teaches Culture and Society Transformation and Romanian Language and Culture at SILC. She is a former ASU Fulbright scholar (School of Public Affairs - 2010-2011) and holds a doctorate in public management.

602-812-8263
Angelica Amezcua
Grad Service Assistant

Amezcua is a PhD candidate in Spanish linguistics focusing her research on heritage language pedagogy.

Hope Anderson
Clinical Asst Professor, Director of Spanish Language Acquisition

Hope M. Anderson is Director of Spanish Language Acquisition. She holds a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition & Teaching. Her research interests include hybrid language pedagogy and curriculum design.

851 S Cady Mall
Paul Arena
Lecturer, Classics

Arena teaches a broad range of courses in ancient Greek and Latin language and literature, Greek and Roman history, and medieval Latin.

602-421-5077
LL 164G
Barbara Asenjo
Grad Teaching Associate

Asenjo, a native from Cuba, is currently in her third year of the Spanish PhD program.

Nayibe Azzad
Grad Teaching Associate

Azzad, a native from Honduras, is working towards her PhD in Spanish linguistics at ASU.

Mariana Bahtchevanova
Principal Lecturer MY

Bahtchevanova teaches undergraduate and graduate linguistics courses and French language courses. As the coordinator of the lower-division French program, she coordinates, trains, and mentors French language instructors.

480-727-9139
LL 164 F
Omar Beas
Lecturer, Spanish

Beas is interested in in linguistic typology and in the formal and generative approach to language.

480-965-0420
Alan Beaudrie
Academic Success Coordinator

Beaudrie is a nationally recognized academic advisor with over 16 years advising experience.

480-727-2469
Sara Beaudrie
Assoc Professor, Spanish Borderlands

Beaudrie teaches graduate courses in second and heritage language pedagogy and bilingualism. She is also the lead faculty for the PhD track in heritage language pedagogy and research.

480-965-1110
Edurne Beltran de Heredia Carmona
Teaching Assistant, Spanish

Fourth year PhD Candidate in Spanish literature/culture. Manager Editor of the SPR journal (AATSP).

480-965-6281
School Director & Professor

Berman's research areas include globalization studies, humanitarianism, tourism, German orientalism and colonialism, Germans in Africa, and intercultural hermeneutics.

480-965-3762
Ligia Bezerra
Assistant Professor

Ligia Bezerra has taught Portuguese, Spanish, and English in various institutions in Brazil and in the U.S. Bezerra's research interests include Latin American literature and culture, consumption, and everyday life.

Stephen Bokenkamp
Regents Professor, Chinese

Bokenkamp specializes in the study of medieval Chinese Daoism, with a special emphasis on its literatures and its relations with Buddhism.

480-965-8882
DURHAM LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
Sarah Bolmarcich
Lecturer, MY, Classics

Bolmarcich was born and raised in Philadelphia and came to ASU in fall 2010. She works on ancient Greek international relations and diplomacy.

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Name
Expertise
Souad T. Ali
Faculty Head of Middle Eastern and Classics and Assoc Professor, Arabic

A Fulbright Scholar, Professor Ali is the founding chair of CAIS, coordinator of Arabic Studies and head of Classics and Middle East Studies at ASU.

480-965-4586
LL 404 F
Sara Beaudrie
Assoc Professor, Spanish Borderlands

Beaudrie teaches graduate courses in second and heritage language pedagogy and bilingualism. She is also the lead faculty for the PhD track in heritage language pedagogy and research.

480-965-1110
School Director & Professor

Berman's research areas include globalization studies, humanitarianism, tourism, German orientalism and colonialism, Germans in Africa, and intercultural hermeneutics.

480-965-3762
Frederic Canovas
Faculty Head of French and Italian and Assoc Professor, French

Dr. Canovas specializes in the study of French poetry and narrative from Baudelaire to surrealism.

480-965-3382
School of International Letters and Cultures Homer Durham Language and Literature Building
Alvaro Cerron-Palomino
Faculty Head of Linguistics and Associate Professor, Spanish

Álvaro Cerrón-Palomino's teaching and research interests include variationist sociolinguistics, dialectology, and historical linguistics.

Glen Goodman
Program Manager + Clinical Assistant Professor
480-965-3359
1475 N Scottsdale Rd SkySong
Jianling Liao
Director of Chinese Flagship Program and Asst Professor, Chinese

Liao's research focuses on the interlanguage development in the dimensions of L2 writing and and speaking abilities.

480-727-3257
Danko Sipka
Professor, Slavic

Sipka's research interests include lexicography, lexicology, linguistic anthropology, lexical and inflectional morphology, computational linguistics, and computer-assisted learning.

480-965-8378
LL 641A
Peter Suwarno
Director of Undergraduate Studies and Assoc Professor, Indonesian
480-965-3862
LL 415C
Stephen West
Faculty Head of East and Southeast Asian and Professor, Chinese

West works in the textual culture of late medieval and early modern China (1000–1600), with specialties in performance literature, drama, urban literature, and garden studies.

480-965-2520
LL 404
Name
Expertise
Azadeh Alavi
Instructor, French

Alavi started her career at ASU in 2009. She currently teaches various courses, such as Fre 101, Fre 102, Fre 201, Fre 202, and Fre 311 at ASU.

480-965-6281
Arizona State University, 851 Cady Mall
Souad T. Ali
Faculty Head of Middle Eastern and Classics and Assoc Professor, Arabic

A Fulbright Scholar, Professor Ali is the founding chair of CAIS, coordinator of Arabic Studies and head of Classics and Middle East Studies at ASU.

480-965-4586
LL 404 F
Kimberly Allen
Instructional Specialist PRN, French

Allen is a member of the faculty of the School of International Letters and Cultures. She teaches different levels of elementary French.

Oana Almasan
Instructor, Romanian

Almășan teaches Culture and Society Transformation and Romanian Language and Culture at SILC. She is a former ASU Fulbright scholar (School of Public Affairs - 2010-2011) and holds a doctorate in public management.

602-812-8263
Hope Anderson
Clinical Asst Professor, Director of Spanish Language Acquisition

Hope M. Anderson is Director of Spanish Language Acquisition. She holds a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition & Teaching. Her research interests include hybrid language pedagogy and curriculum design.

851 S Cady Mall
Paul Arena
Lecturer, Classics

Arena teaches a broad range of courses in ancient Greek and Latin language and literature, Greek and Roman history, and medieval Latin.

602-421-5077
LL 164G
Mariana Bahtchevanova
Principal Lecturer MY

Bahtchevanova teaches undergraduate and graduate linguistics courses and French language courses. As the coordinator of the lower-division French program, she coordinates, trains, and mentors French language instructors.

480-727-9139
LL 164 F
Omar Beas
Lecturer, Spanish

Beas is interested in in linguistic typology and in the formal and generative approach to language.

480-965-0420
Sara Beaudrie
Assoc Professor, Spanish Borderlands

Beaudrie teaches graduate courses in second and heritage language pedagogy and bilingualism. She is also the lead faculty for the PhD track in heritage language pedagogy and research.

480-965-1110
School Director & Professor

Berman's research areas include globalization studies, humanitarianism, tourism, German orientalism and colonialism, Germans in Africa, and intercultural hermeneutics.

480-965-3762
Ligia Bezerra
Assistant Professor

Ligia Bezerra has taught Portuguese, Spanish, and English in various institutions in Brazil and in the U.S. Bezerra's research interests include Latin American literature and culture, consumption, and everyday life.

Stephen Bokenkamp
Regents Professor, Chinese

Bokenkamp specializes in the study of medieval Chinese Daoism, with a special emphasis on its literatures and its relations with Buddhism.

480-965-8882
DURHAM LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
Sarah Bolmarcich
Lecturer, MY, Classics

Bolmarcich was born and raised in Philadelphia and came to ASU in fall 2010. She works on ancient Greek international relations and diplomacy.

Esther Borbon
Instructor, French

Her interests in linguistics include phonology acquisition and early childhood language acquisition.

Giuseppe Candela
Emeritus
480-965-4660
LL 447C
Frederic Canovas
Faculty Head of French and Italian and Assoc Professor, French

Dr. Canovas specializes in the study of French poetry and narrative from Baudelaire to surrealism.

480-965-3382
School of International Letters and Cultures Homer Durham Language and Literature Building
Alvaro Cerron-Palomino
Faculty Head of Linguistics and Associate Professor, Spanish

Álvaro Cerrón-Palomino's teaching and research interests include variationist sociolinguistics, dialectology, and historical linguistics.

Hannah Cheloha
Lecturer, ASL

Cheloha's work focuses on online curriculum development and teaching of American Sign Language and related topics.

Huaiyu Chen
Assoc Professor

Chen teaches Buddhism and Chinese Religions at ASU. He has published on Buddhist monasticism and the interactions between Buddhism and Christianity. He is working on a project about animals in Chinese Buddhism.

480-965-2016
School of Hist, Phil, and Rel Studies Arizona State University
Audrey Chery
Instructor, French

Chery is a French instructor at ASU. Born and raised in Nancy (France), she moved to Arizona shortly after graduating high school to pursue her education at ASU.

480-965-5634
Sookja Cho
Assoc Professor, Korean

Cho's research fields range from Pre-modern Korean and Chinese literature and culture; Sino-Korean exchange and East Asian comparative literature; performance literature; and oral storytelling and folk literature.

480-965-1264
Sandra Correa-Suarez
Instructor, Spanish

Correa-Suarez joined ASU fall of 2003. She has a doctorate in Spanish Peninsular literature/ Medieval and Golden Age. She has lived, studied in and traveled extensively throughout Europe and United States.

480-965-9619
Arizona State University School of International languages & Cultures
Snaford Couch
Emeritus
480-965-6394
DURHAM LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
Lee Croft
Emeritus

Croft founded and led the ASU Critical Languages Institute from 1991-1997. He received lifetime professional achievement medal from the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences in 2005.

480-965-1002
LL 402D
Markus Cruse
Director Graduate Studies, Assoc Professor, French

Cruse's research focuses on medieval Francophone culture (manuscripts, travel writing, visual culture).

480-965-4655
SILC 414C
Emeritus

Curran taught Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures: Survey of Literature of Spain, Brazil; Spanish, Spanish-American and Brazilian Civilization and published extensively on diverse cultures before/after retirement.

480-727-9138
LL 172H
Joe Cutter
Professor, Chinese

Cutter's primary field of teaching and research is early medieval Chinese literature. He was founding director of the School of International Letters and Cultures at ASU.

480-965-7783
LL409
Chiara Dal Martello
Principal Lecturer, MY, Italian

Italian by birth and passionate about the language and culture of her native country, Dal Martello has been teaching Italian language and culture courses at Arizona State since 1996.

480-965-6281
DH 304C
Clarice Deal
Instructor, MY, Portuguese

Deal has taught at ASU for more than 27 years, having given hundreds of Portuguese-language classes to thousands of students.

480-965-6401
LL 419C
Antonella Dell'Anna
Instructor, Italian

Dell’Anna has been teaching Italian at ASU since 2005. Her areas of teaching and research include teaching Italian language through literature, Italian mass media communication, and pedagogy in language teaching.

480-965-8243
UCENT 344
Dulce Estevez
Lecturer, Spanish

Estévez is currently lecturer, course designer and Honors faculty member with SILC interested in migration patterns, transnational communities and historical recurrence of sociological patterns in Latin American literature.

480-965-6281
LL 173 O
Serena Ferrando
Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities and Italian

Dr. Ferrando researches water in modern and contemporary Italian poetry and environmental and experimental noisescapes. She founded and directs the Navigli Project, an eco-digital interactive map of Milan's waterways.

Steven Flanagan
Instructor, Spanish

Flanagan teaches Spanish, Assists in Lower-Division Program coordination, and is a member of Learning Support Service's Instructional Support Team in the School of International Letters & Cultures.

Miko Foard
Emeritus
480-965-6100
LL 445
Kumiko Hirano Gahan
Lecturer, Japanese

Gahan teaches various levels of Japanese language.

480-727-9136
DURHAM LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
Carlos Garcia-Fernandez
Professor, Spanish

Javier García was born and educated in Spain and obtained his doctorate from the University of California, Davis.

480-965-9491
LL 448C
Juan Gil-Osle
Professor, Spanish

Gil-Osle's interests include Spanish literature, golden age, Cervantes, Tirso de Molina, Celestina, Basque Studies, theater, comparative literature, friendship theory, networking theory, gender studies, and ekphrasis.

Daniel Gilfillan
Assoc Professor, German

Gilfillan has published widely on German and Austrian radio and sound art, and on the history of the radio in Germany as an experimental art medium.

480-965-8245
LL 449C
Glen Goodman
Program Manager + Clinical Assistant Professor
480-965-3359
1475 N Scottsdale Rd SkySong
Michael Gradoville
Assist Professor, Spanish

Gradoville teaches Spanish linguistics courses. His research interests include usage-based linguistic theory, sociophonetics, corpus linguistics, research methodology, and variation and change.

William Hedberg
Assistant Professor, Japanese

William Hedberg's primary research focus is the literature and culture of early modern Japan, and his current project centers on the reception of late imperial Chinese fiction during the Edo and Meiji periods (17th-20th c.).

Manuel Hernandez
Assoc Professor, Spanish

Hernández-G. received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. At ASU, he has directed dissertations in Chicano/a letters and culture, and lectured in Mexico, Spain, Colombia, and Venezuela.

480-965-4965
C 420A
Hilde Hoogenboom
Assoc Professor, Russian

On leave to study corruption, Hoogenboom returned to the National Humanities Center, where she was a fellow (2000-1) for her book on 19th-century sentimental literature and duty in Russian noble service culture.

Pamela Howard
Lecturer, MY, ASL

Pamela Howard is a lecturer in speech-language in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science in the College of Health Solutions. Her research interests are in American Sign Language and Deaf culture.

480-965-6240
COOR 2262
Eva Humbeck
Instructor, German

Eva Humbeck is an instructor of German language in the School of International Letters and Culture at Arizona State University. Her academic interests reach from poetry to modern literature to cultural change in Germany.

480-318-8674
School of International Letters and Cultures Arizona State University
Nicole Johannson
Instructor, French

Johannson exclusively works with the ASU Online program, teaching both intermediate and beginner French courses.

Christopher Johnson
Associate Professor of Spanish, German, and Comparative Literature

Johnson's teaching and research interests range widely, but mainly focus on the literatures and cultures of early modern Spain, Germany, England, and the Americas.

Languages and Literatures Bldg 851 S Cady Mall

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Alan Beaudrie
Academic Success Coordinator

Beaudrie is a nationally recognized academic advisor with over 16 years advising experience.

480-727-2469
Mark Brantley
Business Operations Manager

Brantley admitted to the AZ & NY Bars, oversees SILC business operations including but not limited to: revenue management, budget development, human resources management, facilities management and purchasing & procurement.

Kristin Elwood
Director of Digital Initiatives and Instructional Design, Clinical Asst Professor (FSC)
Barbara Fleming
Assistant Director of Academic Services

Barbara is currently the Assistant Director of Academic Services in the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC). In her youth, she lived abroad with her family in France, England, and Iran

480-965-6281
School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) Arizona State University
Ajitesh Goyal
Business Ops Specialist Sr
480-965-9122
PO Box 870202
Monica Hopkins
Grad Prg Student Svc Supp Cdr

Hopkins provides advising to current and prospective graduate students in the School of International Letters and Cultures.

480-965-6281
Payne L1-13
Corinne Horton
Coordinator, Chinese Language Flagship Program
Cindy Howell
Office Asst/Receptionist

Administrative Assistant for the School of International Letters and Cultures, Cindy helps students and faculty, providing calendar support for the Director and assisting with special projects.

480-965-4930
Vesna Markovich
Course Coordinator

Born in North Macedonia (former Yugoslavia). Immigrated to Chicago, Illinois in 1978. Moved to state of Arizona in 2005 and worked at Arizona State University, School of International Letters and Cultures since 2006.

480-965-6282
LL 440
David Parks
Learning Support Services Head
480-965-6120
LL 41a

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People
    Name
    Expertise
    John Alexander
    Emeritus

    Alexander studied as a Humboldt Fellow at the TU-Berlin in 1975-76, after accepting a position as an assistant professor of German at Arizona State University. He became a full professor in 1986.

    Emeritus

    Baldini taught several advanced Italian courses, as well as a number of special topic courses semester to semester.

    480-965-7783
      
    Lee Croft
    Emeritus

    Croft founded and led the ASU Critical Languages Institute from 1991-1997. He received lifetime professional achievement medal from the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences in 2005.

    480-965-1002
      
    Emeritus

    Curran taught Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures: Survey of Literature of Spain, Brazil; Spanish, Spanish-American and Brazilian Civilization and published extensively on diverse cultures before/after retirement.

    480-727-9138
      
    Miko Foard
    Emeritus
    480-965-6100
      
    Sylvain Gallais
    Emeritus

    Gallais' research areas include economic analysis of institutions; new institutional economics; environment, pollution, market solutions; public choice; Austrian economics; public policy.

    480-965-6394
      
    Aleksandra Gruzinska
    Emeritus

    Gruzinska's longtime interests include exploring the fate of Children of War, unaccompanied Polish children in their trajectory of exile, homelessness, repatriation or immigration, from Poland to the U.S. during WWII.

    480-965-3873
      
    Deborah Losse
    Emeritus

    Losse was named dean of humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in May 2004. She was a professor of French with primary area of research and teaching in French Renaissance literature.

    480-965-3391
      
    Hoyt Tillman
    Emeritus Professor, Chinese History

    With roots in American and Chinese cultures, Hoyt Tillman explores the divergence and commonalities within and between cultures. As a historian and sinologist, he focuses on how ways of thinking have changed over time.

    480-965-5257
      
    Emeritus

    Wong has taught courses in modern Mandarin, Chinese fiction, bibliography, and literary translation at ASU.

    480-965-7551