People

Name
Expertise
Elizabeth Acosta
Faculty Assoc, Spanish

Acosta teaches several elementary and intermediate Spanish classes.

Francis Agbemade
Grad Teaching Associate

Agbemade, a native from Ghana, West Africa, is currently a PhD candidate the Spanish doctoral program at ASU.

Deepali Agnihotri
Faculty Assoc, Hindi

Agnihori did her master's in mass communication. She speaks English, Hindi and Marathi.

480-965-4930
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.

480-965-5634
Lluis Algue Sala
Teaching Assistant, Spanish

Algué Sala, a native from Barcelona, Spain, is a second year student in the Spanish Linguistics PhD program.

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 414A
Kimberly Allen
SUM/WTR Faculty Teaching

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 Teaching Associate

Amezcua is a third year PhD student in Spanish linguistics focusing her research in heritage language pedagogy.

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 first year of the Spanish PhD program.

Timothy Ashe Jr
Grad Teaching Associate, Spanish

Ashe is a second year student in the Spanish linguistics PhD program.

480-727-0336
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
Director of Graduate Studies and 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

Second year PhD student in Spanish and Latin American literature and culture. Published writer. Associate editor and peer reviewer of the SPR journal (AATSP).

480-965-6281
Nina Berman
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

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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 414A
Sara Beaudrie
Director of Graduate Studies and 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
Nina Berman
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

Canovas has taught a wide range of classes, both graduate and undergraduate, on French literature and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries, and on 17th-century French theater as well as on French film.

480-965-3382
School of International Letters and Cultures Homer Durham Language and Literature Building
Joe Cutter
Faculty Head of East and Southeast Asian and 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
Daniel Gilfillan
Faculty head of German, Romanian, Slavic and 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
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
Helene Ossipov
Faculty Head of Linguistics and Assoc Professor, French

Helene Ossipov received a bachelor's in Russian literature from Queens College of CUNY, a master's in Russian area studies, and a master's and a doctorate in French linguistics from Indiana University.

480-965-7670
LL 446B 446B
Jesus Rosales
Faculty Head of Spanish and Portuguese and Assoc Professor, Spanish

Rosales' research focuses on Chicano literature and culture with an emphasis on Chicano literary history and Chicano narrative written in Spanish.

Andrew Ross
Associate Director and Head Learning Support Services

Ross has been at ASU since 2010. He co-directs the graduate Certificate in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in SILC.

480-965-1099

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Name
Expertise
Elizabeth Acosta
Faculty Assoc, Spanish

Acosta teaches several elementary and intermediate Spanish classes.

Deepali Agnihotri
Faculty Assoc, Hindi

Agnihori did her master's in mass communication. She speaks English, Hindi and Marathi.

480-965-4930
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.

480-965-5634
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 414A
Kimberly Allen
SUM/WTR Faculty Teaching

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
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
Director of Graduate Studies and 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
Nina Berman
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
Regent's 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

Canovas has taught a wide range of classes, both graduate and undergraduate, on French literature and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries, and on 17th-century French theater as well as on French film.

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

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

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
Hyunjung Cho
Faculty Assoc,

Cho is a member of the faculty at the School of International Letters and Cultures. She teaches first-year Korean.

Sookja Cho
Asst 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
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
Faculty Head of East and Southeast Asian and 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
Lecturer Sr, 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
LL 405A
Clarice Deal
Lecturer Sr, 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
Hellen Di Puorto
Instructor, Italian

Di Puorto is interested in the development of language and cultural proficiency and the use of technology for teaching.

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
Steven Flanagan
Instructor, Spanish

Flanagan teaches Spanish and is a member of Learning Support Service's Online Instructional Support Team in the School of International Letters and Cultures.

Miko Foard
Emeritus
480-965-6100
LL 445
David William Foster
Regents Professor, Portuguese & Spanish

Foster has written extensively on Argentine narrative and theater, and he has held Fulbright teaching appointments in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.

480-965-3752
LL 422C
Kumiko Gahan
Instructor, 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
Carla Ghanem
Asst Professor, German

Ghanem teaches courses Intercultural Communication, Multiculturalism, Linguistics and German. Her research interests are intercultural communication and second language acquisition of German and English, among others.

Juan Gil-Osle
Director of Graduate Studies, Spanish and Portuguese and Assoc 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
Faculty head of German, Romanian, Slavic and 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
Drucila Gonzalez
Faculty Assoc, Spanish

Gonzalez has been a professional in the education field for 15 years. She joined ASU in 2014 where she teaches the fundamentals of the Spanish language.

Michael Gradoville
Lecturer

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

Yuliana Gunn
SUM/WTR Faculty Teaching

Gunn teaches elementary and intermediate Russian language courses.

Lidia Haberman
Asst Professor, Latin

Haberman has taught upper-level Latin and literature courses at ASU for 50 years, as well as the occasional culture course.

480-965-4638
LL 417
Faculty Assoc, Arabic

Hamzaoui teaches elementary Arabic.

Hind Hania
Instructor, Arabic

Hania teaches various levels of Arabic language.

480-965-1894
Mary Harrah
Faculty Assoc

Harrah teaches elementary Russian.

William Hedberg
Assistant Professor, Japanese

Hedberg is currently on research leave at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, with additional support from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).

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Name
Expertise
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.

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
Academic Financial Specialist
480-965-9122
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
Administrative Asst
480-965-6282
LL 440
Communications Specialist

McGary develops strategic marketing plan to reach SILC's stakeholders, manages web development, social media, graphic design & event promotion. She won "Best Website" and was nominated for "Best Communicator" in the College.

480-965-4674
David Parks
Tech Support Analyst Senior
480-965-6120
LL 41a
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
LL 448B

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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
      
    Emeritus

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

    480-965-7551