University of Mississippi

Faculty

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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

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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

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Kate Batson

Instructor of Intensive English
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 103 Old Athletics | 662-915-1560 | kcbatson at go.olemiss.edu

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Natacha Biyong

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

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Luanne Buchanan

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

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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 | 662-915-1458 | burkette at olemiss.edu

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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

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John P. Campiglio

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

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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

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Marta Chevalier

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

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Allen Clark

Assistant 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: 209 Howry | 662-915-1194 | asclark at olemiss.edu

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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

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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

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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: Howry Hall | 662-915-7298 | luca_danna at hotmail.it

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Cristina Delano

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., Emory University
Office: E-206 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-3171 | cdelano at olemiss.edu

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Marco Devera

Instructor of Intensive English
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 103 Old Athletics | 662-915-1340 | mmdever1 at olemiss.edu

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Karla Durán

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

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Donald L. Dyer

Chair and Professor of Russian and Linguistics
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: C115 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7298 | mldyer at olemiss.edu

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Mevelyn Romay Fernández

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

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Maria Fionda

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics
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

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Ashley Fly

Instructor of Intensive English
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 103 Old Athletics | 662-915-1839 | amfly at olemiss.edu

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Lorena Fonseca

Lecturer of French
Ph.D., University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and Lumières-Lyon II, France
Office: E-208 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7716 | lfonseca at olemiss.edu

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Gabriel Garrido

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

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Hernán Garrido

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

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Dylan Goldblatt

Instructor of German and Interim Director of the Basic German Language Program
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Office: E-104 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1980 | ndgold at olemiss.edu

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John Gutiérrez

Croft Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Dr. Gutiérrez’s research interests include Spanish-language pedagogy and second-language acquisition.
Office: E-211A Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7717 | johng at olemiss.edu

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Rongrong Hao

Flagship Instructor of Chinese
M.A., Chinese University of Hong Kong
Office: 212 Croft | 662-915-6792 | rhao at olemiss.edu

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Lance Herrington

Instructor of Intensive English and Coordinator of Instructional Support for the IEP
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: Old Athletics 103 | 662-915-7386 | lherring at olemiss.edu

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Amy Fang-Yen Hsieh

Assistant Professor of Chinese
Ph.D., Cambridge University (to be completed July 2015)
Ms. Hsieh’s research interests include theoretical syntax, in particular the acquisition of relative clauses by second-language learners of Chinese and English.
Office: 215 Croft | 662-915-5042 | hfyamy at gmail.com

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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

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Jasmine Karlowski

Instructor of Intensive English and Co-Director of the IEP
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 10 Old Athletics | 662-915-1560 | jakarlow at olemiss.edu

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Irene Kaufmann

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

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Min Young Kim

Visiting Assistant Professor of Korean
Ph.D., Hankuk University, Korea
Office: Bondurant C-014 | 662-915-3499 | mkim24 at olemiss.edu

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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

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Tracy Case Koslowski

Instructor of Intensive English and Coordinator of Service Learning for the IEP
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 10 Old Athletics | 662-915-1847 | tlcase at olemiss.edu

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Eugenia Landa

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

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Ahmed Mansour

Instructor of Arabic
M.A., Nova Southeastern University
Office: 207 Howry | 662-915-8987 | aymansou at olemiss.edu

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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

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Kaoru Ochiai

Croft Instructional Assistant Professor of Japanese and Director of the Japanese Language Program
Ph.D., The 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

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Melissa Ondrovcik

Instructor of German
M.A., University of Massachusetts
Office: E-212 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1980 | mjondrov at olemiss.edu

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Daniel O’Sullivan

Professor of French and Graduate Student Coordinator for French, German and Spanish
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-107 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-6693 | dosulliv at olemiss.edu

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Velsie Pate

Instructor of Intensive English
M.A., University of Mississippi
Office: 103 Old Athletics| 662-915-1560 | vdpate at olemiss.edu

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Corina L. Petrescu (on leave 2015-16)

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

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Milene Prewitt

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

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Anne Quinney (on leave 2015-16)

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

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Michael Raines

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

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Carmen Sanchez

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

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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

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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

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Vance Schaefer

Assistant Professor of TESL and Applied Linguistics
Ph.D., Indiana University (to be completed July 2015)
Mr. Schaefer’s research interests include L2 phonology, phonology, phonetics and second-language pedagogy.
Office: 204 Howry | 662-915-1492 | vkschaef at indiana.edu

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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

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Diana Semmes

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

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Edgar Serrano

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

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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-206 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-3171 | msosaram at olemiss.edu

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Maribel Sullivan-González

Instructor of Spanish
Office: E-110 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-5346 | msg at olemiss.edu

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Asmaa Taha

Instructor of Arabic
Office: 101 Vardaman Hall | 662-915-8987 | aztaha at olemiss.edu

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Tamara Warhol

Associate Professor of TESL and Linguistics, Director of the Intensive English Program 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

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Sara Wellman

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

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Ivonne Whitehead

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

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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

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Zhini Zeng

Assistant Professor of Chinese
Ph.D., The Ohio State University (to be completed July 2015)
Ms. 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: 216 Croft | 662-915-6792 | zeng.51 at osu.edu

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Hui Zhu

Flagship Instructor of Chinese
M.A., East China Normal University
Office: 212 Croft | 662-915-6792 | hzhu at olemiss.edu

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Lin Zhu

Flagship Instructor of Chinese
M.A., Carnegie Mellon University
Office: 212 Croft | 662-915-6792 | lzhu at olemiss.edu

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Min Zhu

Flagship Instructor of Chinese
M.A., Shanghai International Studies University
Office: 212 Croft | 662-915-6792 | joyce.arclight at gmail.com

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Mahmoud Abdel Rahman

Mahmoud Abdel—Rahman

Teaching Assistant in Arabic
Office: 101 Vardaman Hall | 662-915-8987 | msabdelr at go.olemiss.edu

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Corey Blount

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

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Giovanna Brunetti

Teaching Assistant in Italian
Office: C-007 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1295 | giovanna.brunetti87 at gmail.com

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Minchee Cho

Korean Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant
M.A., Daegu National University of Education
Office: Bondurant C-014 | 662-915-3499 | spirit1223 at naver.com

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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

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Kelly Franklin

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

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Yukako Fuji

Teaching Assistant in Japanese
Office: 217 Croft | 662-915-3772 | wisteria-garden21 at live.jp

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Adrienne Gispen

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

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Rachel Haire

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

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Katie Ireland

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

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Meaghan Hannon

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

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Hannah Harkey

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

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Tamar Karakozova

Teaching Assistant of Russian
M.A., Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Office: E-210B Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7715 | tkarakoz at olemiss.edu

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Emily Krauter

Teaching Assistant in German
Office: C-007 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1295 | eckraute 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

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Lin Liu

Teaching Assistant and Domain Mentor in Chinese
Office: 216 Croft | 662-915-6792 | chinese at olemiss.edu

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Lauren Livingston

Teaching Assistant in French
Office: C-007 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-1295 | livingstonlauren at gmail.com

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Lizdaimar Lopez Guzman

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

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Ji Ma

Teaching Assistant and Domain Mentor in Chinese
Office: 216 Croft | 662-915-6792 | chinese at olemiss.edu

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Macy McCombs

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

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Santiago Mejia

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

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Azusa Nagata

Teacher of Japanese at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, Inc.
Office: 115-C Bondurant | 662-915-3772 | ykrxt234 at yahoo.co.jp

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Liliana Rangel

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

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Atsuko Sato

Teacher of Japanese at Tupelo High School
Office: 115-C Bondurant | 662-915-3772 | atsukosato104 at yahoo.com.jp

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Mary (Callie) Self

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

Aiana Soronkulova

Aiana Soronkulova

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

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Yingbing Tan

Teacher of Chinese at Lafayette High School
Office: 115-C Bondurant | 662-915-7298 | tanyingbing2010 at yahoo.com

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Mei Ling Tseng

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

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Yi-Wen (Abbie) Wang

Flagship Teaching Assistant in Chinese
Office: C-115 Bondurant | 662-915-7298 | ywang16 at go.olemiss.edu

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Matthew Weaver

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

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Jizhe Zhang

Teaching Assistant and Domain Mentor in Chinese
Office: 216 Croft | 662-915-6792 | chinese at olemiss.edu