University of Mississippi

Faculty

Hanna Albertson

Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian
Ph.D., A. Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Dr. Albertson’s research interests include 19th- and 20th-century Italian literature.
Office: C-106 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7711 | hfalbert at olemiss.edu

Heather Allen

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Dr. Allen’s research interests include Nahuatl and new philology, book history and print culture in Spain and Latin America and transatlantic studies.
Office: C-111 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-6981 | hjallen at olemiss.edu

Kate Batson

Instructor of Intensive English and Operations Coordinator of the IEP
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 620 All American Way | 662-915-1560 | kcbatson at go.olemiss.edu

Natacha Biyong

Instructor of French
M.A., University of Lyon
Office: E-212 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1980 | mnbiyong at olemiss.edu

Luanne Buchanan

Instructional Associate Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Office: C-112 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-6923| lbuchana at olemiss.edu

Allison Burkette

Associate Professor of Linguistics and Graduate Student Coordinator for Linguistics
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Dr. Burkette’s research interests include language variation and Appalachian English, with an emphasis on complexity theory in historical studies as they relate to Linguistic Atlas data.
Office: 210 Howry Hall | 662-915-1458 | burkette at olemiss.edu

Julia E. Bussade

Director of Basic Portuguese and Spanish Language Programs
Ph.D., University of Mississippi
Office: C-108 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7709 | bussade at olemiss.edu

Valerio Cappozzo

Assistant Professor of Italian and Director of the Italian Language Program
Ph.D., Indiana University
Dr. Cappozzo’s research interests include the influence of Islamic dream and divinatory sciences on early Italian poetry.
Office: 207 Howry | 662-915-6980 | vcappozz at olemiss.edu

Marta Chevalier

Lecturer of French
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: E-213 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-5809 | mrego at olemiss.edu

Allen Clark

Associate Professor of Arabic and Director of the Arabic Language Program
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Dr. Clark’s research interests include translation in the Arabic-English language pair, questioning the source of semantic mismatches, whether they may be ideological, political, social, military, or a combination of these factors.
Office: 211 Croft | 662-915-5520 | asclark at olemiss.edu

Dr. Coles

Felice Coles

Professor of Spanish and Linguistics
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Coles’s research interests include dialects of American English, Hispanic sociolinguistics and language obsolescence.
Office: E-210A Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7702 | fcoles at olemiss.edu

Enrique Cotelo

Lecturer of Spanish
M.A. (Spanish), Ph.D. (History), University of Mississippi
Office: E-209 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7660 | ecotelo at olemiss.edu

Luca D’Anna

Assistant Professor of Arabic
Ph.D., University of Naples “l’Orientale”
Dr. D’Anna’s research interests include the Maghrebi dialects of Arabic and Arabic-language pedagogy.
Office: 214 Croft | 662-915-3773 | ldanna at olemiss.edu

Cristina Delano

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., Emory University
Office: E-205A Bondurant Hall | 662-915-3171 | cdelano at olemiss.edu

Marco Devera

Instructor of Intensive English
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 620 All American Way | 662-915-1340 | mmdever1 at olemiss.edu

Karla Durán

Instructor of Spanish
M.A., Universidad de Costa Rica
Office: E-115 Bondurant | 662-915-7709 | kduran at olemiss.edu

Donald L. Dyer

Professor of Russian and Linguistics and Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Dr. Dyer’s research interests include the Russian, Bulgarian and Romanian languages, Slavic and Balkan Linguistics, languages in contact and Moldova.
Office: 204 Ventress Hall | 662-915-7778 | mldyer at olemiss.edu

Stephen Fafulas

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Dr. Fafulas’s research interests include second language acquisition and sociolinguistics, in particular language contact and bilingualism among indigenous language communities in the Peruvian Amazon and second language learners of Spanish in the United States.
Office: 208 Howry | 662-915-8987 | stephenf at olemiss.edu

Mevelyn Romay Fernández

Instructor of Spanish
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: E-110 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-5346 | mfernand at olemiss.edu

Maria Fionda

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics and Pedagogical Consultant to the Basic Spanish Language Program
Ph.D., University of Florida
Dr. Fionda’s research interests include Hispanic and cognitive linguistics and languages in contact.
Office: E-205B Bondurant Hall | 662-915-3140 | mifionda at olemiss.edu

Lorena Fonseca

Senior Lecturer of French and Portuguese
Ph.D., Lumières-Lyon II, France
Office: E-212 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1980 | lfonseca at olemiss.edu

Gabriel Garrido

Instructor of Spanish
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 011B Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1943 | gagarrid at olemiss.edu

Hernán Garrido

Instructor of Spanish
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 011B Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1943 | hagarrid at olemiss.edu

Dylan Goldblatt

Instructional Assistant Professor of German and Interim Director of the Basic German Language Program
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Office: E-206 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7713 | ndgold at olemiss.edu

Lauren Hansen

Visiting Assistant Professor of German
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Office: E-208 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7716 | lmhansen at olemiss.edu

Rongrong Hao

Flagship Instructor of Chinese
M.A., Chinese University of Hong Kong
Office: 212 Croft | 662-915-2029 | rhao at olemiss.edu

Lance Herrington

Instructor of Intensive English and Coordinator of Instructional Services for the IEP
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 620 All American Way | 662-915-7386 | lherring at olemiss.edu

Valentina Iepuri

Assistant Professor of Russian and Director of the Russian Language Program
Ph.D., Minsk State Linguistics University
Dr. Iepuri’s research interests include the Russian language in the post-Soviet period, languages in contact and language pedagogy.
Office: E-210B Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7715 | vbiepuri at olemiss.edu

Tamar Karakozova

Instructor of Russian
M.A., Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
M.A. (TESL), Ph.D. (Secondary Education), University of Mississippi
Office: E-210B Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7715 | tkarakoz at olemiss.edu

Irene Kaufmann

Lecturer of Spanish
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: E-209 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7660 | ikaufman at olemiss.edu

Hyunji Kim

Visiting Lecturer of Korean
Ph.D., Hankuk University (Korea)
Office: C-014 Bondurant | 662-915-3499 | hkim28 at olemiss.edu

Jason Klodt

Associate Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Dr. Klodt’s research interests include the cultures, literature and cinema of contemporary Spain.
Office: C-109 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-6694 | jklodt at olemiss.edu

Tracy Case Koslowski

Instructor of Intensive English and Coordinator of Service Learning for the IEP
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 620 All American Way | 662-915-1847 | tlcase at olemiss.edu

Eugenia Landa

Lecturer of Spanish
M.A., University of Santiago, Chile
Office: E-110 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-5346 | eugenia at olemiss.edu

Ahmed Mansour

Instructor of Arabic
M.A., Nova Southeastern University
Office: 218 Croft| 662-915-3711 | aymansou at olemiss.edu

Diane Marting

Associate Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Dr. Marting’s esearch interests include Spanish American and Brazilian literature, film and culture (especially by women writers and directors or about women’s lives), feminist literary criticism and European-Latin American cultural relations.
Office: E-104 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7104 | dmarting at olemiss.edu

Betsabé Navarro Romero

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of Santiago at Compostela (Spain)
Dr. Navarro Romero’s research interests include Spanish language teaching and British literary studies.
Office: E-206 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7713 | bnavarro at olemiss.edu

Kaoru Ochiai

Croft Instructional Assistant Professor of Japanese and Director of the Japanese Language Program
Ph.D., University of Mississippi
Dr. Ochiai’s professional interests include second language acquisition, teaching methodologies and comparative cultural studies of the United States and Japan.
Office: 217 Croft | 662-915-3772 | kochiai at olemiss.edu

Daniel O’Sullivan

Professor of French and Interim Chair
Ph.D., Boston College
Dr. O’Sullivan’s research interests include Old French and Old Occitan literature, music and text relations in medieval song and manuscript studies.
Office: C-115 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1213 | dosulliv at olemiss.edu

Velsie Pate

Instructor of Intensive English and Coordinator of Short-Term Programs for the IEP
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 620 All American Way | 662-915-1560 | vdpate at olemiss.edu

Corina L. Petrescu

Associate Professor of German and Director of the Basic German Language Program
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Petrescu’s research interests include National Socialist Germany, representations of 1968 in the German and Romanian imaginary, transcultural literature, German-Jewish relations from the 18th century to the present, and East-European Yiddish theater.
Office: E-208 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7716 | petrescu at olemiss.edu

Milene Prewitt

Instructor of Spanish and Portuguese
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: E-115 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-5346 | mvprewit at olemiss.edu

Anne Quinney

Professor of French
Ph.D., Duke University
Dr. Quinney’s research interests include 20th-century French poetry and fiction, French cultural studies, literary theory, psychoanalysis and film.
Office: C-113 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-6695 | aquinney at olemiss.edu

Michael Raines

Instructional Assistant Professor of TESL and Intensive English
Ph.D., University of Mississippi
Office: 204 Howry Hall | 662-915-1492 | mcraines at olemiss.edu

Carmen Sanchez

Instructor of Spanish
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: E-110 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-5346 | msanchez at olemiss.edu

Christopher D. Sapp

Associate Professor of German and Linguistics
Ph.D., Indiana University
Dr. Sapp’s research interests include the historical morphology and syntax of German, language acquisition and Scandinavian linguistics
Office: E-211B Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7664 | csapp at olemiss.edu

Dinorah Sapp

Lecturer of Intensive English and Coordinator of Professional Development for the IEP
M.A., Indiana University
Office: 103 Old Athletics | 662-915-1852 | dsapp at olemiss.edu

Whitney Sarver

Senior Director of the Intensive English Program
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Office: 620 All American Way | 662-915-1560 | wasarver at olemiss.edu

Vance Schaefer

Assistant Professor of TESL and Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., Indiana University
Mr. Schaefer’s research interests include L2 phonology, phonology, phonetics and second-language pedagogy.
Office: 209 Howry Hall | 662-915-1194 | schaefer at olemiss.edu

William Schenck

Instructor of Italian and Associate Director of the Croft Institute for International Studies
Ph.D., Boston College
Office: 314 Croft | 662-915-1500 | wschenck at olemiss.edu

Diana Semmes

Lecturer of Spanish
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: E-110 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-5346 | dfsemmes at olemiss.edu

Edgar Serrano

Instructor of Spanish
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 011B Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1943 | eserrano at olemiss.edu

Manuel Sosa-Ramírez

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Dr. Sosa-Ramirez’s research interests include (Post) Modern Transatlantic theatre, film and literature.
Office: E-205A Bondurant Hall | 662-915-3171 | msosaram at olemiss.edu

Maribel Sullivan-González

Instructor of Spanish
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: E-110 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-5346 | msg at olemiss.edu

Asmaa Taha

Instructor of Arabic
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 218 Croft | 662-915-8987 | aztaha at olemiss.edu

Tamara Warhol

Associate Professor of TESL and Linguistics and Graduate Coordinator for TESL
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Warhol’s research interests include classroom and professional discourse in the humanities and the sciences; the intersection of language, gender and religion; and second language teaching and learning, with an emphasis on second language writing.
Office: 213 Howry | 662-915-5029 | twarhol at olemiss.edu

Sara Wellman

Assistant Professor of French and Director of the Basic French Language Program
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Office: E-203 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7712 | slwellma at olemiss.edu

Ivonne Whitehead

Senior Lecturer of Spanish
M.A., University of Mississippi (Spanish and Teaching English as a Second Language)
Office: C-108 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7709 | ijwhiteh at olemiss.edu

Henrietta Yang

Croft Associate Professor of Chinese and Co-Director of the Chinese Language Flagship Program
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Yang’s research interests include Chinese linguistics, formal syntactic theory, Chinese language pedagogy, and the interface between instructional technology and language teaching.
Office: 213 Croft | 662-915-6794 | hsyang at olemiss.edu

Yifei Yang

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese
Ph.D., Fudan University
Dr. Yang’s research interests include Chinese-language pedagogy and Chinese linguistics.
Office: 216 Croft | 662-915-6792 | yyang7 at olemiss.edu

Zhini Zeng

Assistant Professor of Chinese
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Dr. Zeng’s research interests include Chinese-language pedagogy (with an emphasis on material development, curriculum design and assessment), cross-cultural communication, Chinese linguistics and discourse analysis.
Office: 215 Croft | 662-915-5042 | zzeng at olemiss.edu

Hui Zhu

Flagship Instructor of Chinese
M.A., East China Normal University
Office: 212 Croft | 662-915-2029 | hzhu at olemiss.edu

Lin Zhu

Lin Zhu

Flagship Instructor of Chinese
M.A., Carnegie Mellon University
Office: 212 Croft | 662-915-2029 | lzhu at olemiss.edu

Faculty Emeriti

Santo Arico

Professor Emeritus of French and Italian
| 662-915-7298 |

Melvin S. Arrington, Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Spanish
| 662-915-7298 |

Michael Danahy

Professor Emeritus of French
| 662-915-7298 |

Esim Erdim

Professor Emerita of TESL
| 662-915-7298 |

Hans Gaycken

Professor Emeritus of German
| 662-915-7298 |

John Gutiérrez

Croft Professor of Spanish Emeritus

| 662-915-7298 |

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Penny Sisson

Instructor Emerita of Spanish
| 662-915-7298 |

Catherine Albers

Teaching Assistant in Italian
Office: 207 Howry | 662-915-6980 | cmalbers at olemiss.edu

Laura Bridges

Teaching Assistant in Spanish
Office: C-007 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1295 | lbridg1at olemiss.edu

Giovanna Brunetti

Teaching Assistant in Italian
Office: E-213 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-5809 | gbrunett at go.olemiss.edu

Vanessa Revheim Cunha

Teaching Assistant in Portuguese
Office: C-007 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1295 | vcrevhei at go.olemiss.edu

Shokhsanam Djalilova

Teaching Assistant in Intensive English and Coordinator of Assessment for the IEP
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 103 Old Athletics | 662-915-1560 | stdjalil at olemiss.edu

Riley Dunworth

Teaching Assistant in Spanish
Office: C-007 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1295 | Rndunwor at go.olemiss.edu

Yukako Fuji

Teaching Assistant in Japanese
Office: 217 Croft | 662-915-3772 | yfuji at go.olemiss.edu

Adrienne Gispen

Teaching Assistant in German
Office: C-007 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1295 | aegispen at go.olemiss.edu

Rachel Haire

Teaching Assistant in Intensive English
Office: 103 Old Athletics| 662-915-1560 | rhaire at go.olemiss.edu

Yuwei Hou

Teaching Assistant and Flagship Domain Mentor in Chinese

Megan Jones

Teaching Assistant in Spanish
Office: C-007 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1295 | mejones1 at go.olemiss.edu

Daeun Kim

Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant in Korean
M.A., Seoul National University
Office: Bondurant C-014 | 662-915-3499 | dkim17 at go.olemiss.edu

Ekaterina Kolshenskaya

Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant in Russian
M.A., Volgograd State Pedagogical University
Office: E-210B Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7715 | eskolshe at go.olemiss.edu

Brad Lanier

Teaching Assistant in Spanish
Office: C-007 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1295 | bblanier at go.olemiss.edu

Marina Lepekhova

Marina Lepekhova

Teaching Assistant in Linguistics and Russian
Office: C-007 Bondurant | 662-915-7298 | mlepekho at go.olemiss.edu

Neema Loy

Teaching Assistant in Swahili
Office: C-007 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1295 | nloy at olemiss.edu

Peter Ogunniran

Teaching Assistant in German
Office: C-007 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1295 | paogunni at go.olemiss.edu

Azusa Nagata

Teacher of Japanese at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, Inc.
Office: 115-C Bondurant | 662-915-3772 | anagata at go.olemiss.edu

Celia Pérez-Gracia

Teaching Assistant in Spanish
Office: C-007 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1295 | cperezg at go.olemiss.edu

Atsuko Sato

Teacher of Japanese at Tupelo High School
Office: 115-C Bondurant | 662-915-3772 | asato at go.olemiss.edu

Yasmine Sedeek

Teaching Assistant in Arabic
Office: 106 Vardaman | 662-915-8987 | ysedeek at go.olemiss.edu

Seval Şentürk

Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant in Turkish
Office: 115 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7298 | m.beyza.cayli at gmail.com

Yingbing Tan

Teacher of Chinese at Lafayette High School
Office: 115-C Bondurant | 662-915-7298 | ytan at go.olemiss.edu

Matthew Weaver

Teaching Assistant in Intensive English
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 103 Old Athletics | 662-915-1560 | mzweaver at go.olemiss.edu

Armelle Wiggins

Teaching Assistant in French
Office: C-007 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1295 | awiggin1 at olemiss.edu

Linfei Yi

Teacher of Chinese at Holly Springs High School
Office: 115-C Bondurant | 662-915-7298 | lyi2 at go.olemiss.edu‎

ZHANG Jizhe

Jizhe Zhang

Teaching Assistant and Flagship Domain Mentor in Chinese