Department of Modern Languages

The University of Mississippi

Spanish at the University of Mississippi


The University of Mississippi offers an undergraduate major and minor in Spanish as well as an M.A. in Modern Language with a specialization in Spanish. The Spanish section of the Department of Modern Languages has faculty with specializations in significant areas of Spanish language, literature, and culture. Instructors hold at least a Master’s degree and have native or near-native proficiency in Spanish. Abundant opportunities exist for students to work closely with Spanish faculty.


SIGMA DELTA PI, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, is the only honor society devoted exclusively to students of Spanish in four-year colleges and universities and is the largest foreign language honor society in existence with over 150,000 members. In the Department of Modern Languages, the Delta Iota chapter of Sigma Delta Pi recognizes outstanding achievement in Spanish among students at the University of Mississippi.

Chapter Advisor:
Dr. Jason E. Klodt, Associate Professor of Spanish /  / Office: Bondurant Hall C-109 / Phone: (662) 915-6694

Faculty Advisors: Jason Klodt, Associate Professor of Spanish

Luanne Buchanan, Instructional Associate Professor of Spanish / / Office: Bondurant Hall C-112 / Phone: (662) 915-6923

Pedagogical Supervisor of the Basic Language Instruction in Spanish:

Maria Fionda, Assistant Professor of Spanish / / Office: Bondurant Hall E-205B / Phone: (662) 915-3140

Director of Basic Language Instruction in Spanish and Portuguese:

Julia Bussade / /Office: Bondurant Hall C-108 / Phone: (662) 915-7709


Financial assistance is available in the form of scholarships and assistantships. For more information, please contact the Department of Modern Languages.