College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Language Coordinators

For languages not listed below, please contact the department offering that language for more information.

Language Coordinators

Language Coordinators are able to help you with specific questions about the language they advise for. They may also be able to help with placement and/ or proficiency exams. Some Coordinators advise for more than one language.

African Languages (Amharic, Arabic, KiSwahili, Wolof)

Languages Coordinator, African Languages, Ph.D, Curriculum & Instruction, Foreign and Second Language
(785) 864-3832
Bailey Hall, Room 12A

Bosnian/ Croatian/ Montenegrin/ Serbian

Lecturer, Slovene and Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian
(785) 864-9250
Wescoe Hall, Room 2123
Office Hours:

M, W, F 9:00-9:50am and by appointment 


Associate Professor, Chinese Language Coordinator
Wescoe Hall, Room 2111

Chinese linguistics, second language acquisition, Chinese language teaching


Associate Professor, Slavic Languages & Literatures
Wescoe Hall, Room 2141

Polish and Czech literature, culture and film; language teaching methodology; Communism in the 20th and 21st century; memory studies

Persian (Farsi/ Tajik/ Dari)

Wescoe Hall, Room 2096

Dr. Ahmad’s research and teaching focus is on Persian language and literature, Indo-Persian culture, and history and politics of Islam in the Middle East and South Asia.


Associate Professor, Director of French Language Program
Wescoe Hall, Room 2060

Second language acquisition, with special interest in phonology/phonetics, and language pedagogy. the history of the French language and has worked on language changes from Old to Middle French.


Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Chair, Academic Director of European Studies in the Center for Global & International Studies
Wescoe Hall, Room 2078

Reception and transformation in 19th-century America of German cultural materials, immigrant identity formation; German nationalism and national identity; 19th-century political drama and poetry


Critical Languages Consortium Coordinator, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures , Lecturer, Hindi Language
Wescoe Hall, Room 2097

Office Hours:

M, T, 12:00-1:00pm

Acting Coordinator, Spring 2019 

Critical Languages Consortium Coordinator, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures


Assistant Professor
Wescoe Hall, 2062

19th- and 20th-century Italian Literature and Culture; Italian and European Avant-garde of the 20th century; Giacomo Leopardi and Italian Romanticism; theory and practice of translation



Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 2100

Korean anthropology/folklore/history, ritual/festival, tourism, Heritage Studies, popular culture, regional/national identity issues; Korean language teaching



Associate Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Jewish Studies, Director of Jewish Studies
Wescoe Hall, Room 2127

Yiddish and Slavic morphosyntax and pragmatics, general and Jewish folklore, Jewish culture.

Slavic languages (Polish, Ukrainian, Slovene)

Chair, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Assistant Professor, Editor of the Tolstoy Studies Journal
Wescoe Hall, Room 2134

Nineteenth-century Russian literature, Balkan modernism. the grotesque, Representations of violence and the body in literature as well as the political significance of aesthetic styles and genres.



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