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Lourdes Albuixech

Associate Professor, Spanish, Director of Graduate Studies, Graduate Advisor

Lourdes Albuixech

Office: Faner 2040

Phone: 618-453-5029

Email: albuixel@siu.edu

Lourdes Albuixech received her Ph.D from U.C. Riverside in 1997. A native of Spain, Dr, Albuixech specializes in Spanish Literature of the Middle Ages (especially Late Middle Ages), 
the Early Modern period, and in Spanish Women Writers. Her ...read full profile >>

Mont Allen

Assistant Professor, Classics and Art History, Classics Advisor

Mont Allen

Office: Faner 2031

Phone: 618-453-5403

Email: montallen@siu.edu

Mont Allen is an art historian & archaeologist of the ancient Mediterranean world.  His research interests include Greek and Roman funerary sculpture, ancient sculptural tools and techniques, Greek mythology, Roman painting, Late Antique religions, intellectual ...read full profile >>

Mary Bricker

Assistant Professor, German

Mary Bricker

Office: Faner 2034

Phone: 618-453-2920

Email: mbricker@siu.edu

Mary Bricker earned her doctorate from the University of Illinois. Her research spans late eighteenth- to mid-nineteenth-century German literature. In Spring 2017 she will teach Business German and fourth semester German. She currently serves as the German Club Faculty Advisor.

Alejandro Caceres

Associate Professor, Spanish

Alejandro Caceres

Office: Faner 2023

Phone: 618-453-5436

Email: caceres@siu.edu

Alejandro Cáceres received his Ph.D from Indiana University. A native of Montevideo, Uruguay, Dr. Cáceres specializes in modern and contemporary Latin American literature and culture, with a special emphasis on Latin American poetry (modernismo). The ...read full profile >>

Carola Daffner

Associate Professor of German, Section Head and Advisor, Director of Undergraduate Studies/International Studies/Foreign Language and International Trade

Carola Daffner

Office: Faner 2030

Phone: 618-453-5419

Email: cdaffner@siu.edu

Carola Daffner is an Associate Professor of German and German Section Head. She enjoys teaching a wide range of courses, from German language and culture courses to courses taught in English, such as a “Film in the Third Reich” class and a ...read full profile >>

Jacob Haubenreich

Assistant Professor, German, German Graduate Assistant Supervisor

Jacob Haubenreich

Office: Faner 2021

Phone: 618-453-5429

Email: haubenreich@siu.edu

Jacob Haubenreich received his Ph.D. in 2013 from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the the materiality and mediality of writing and reading, theories of authorship, visuality and textuality, hermeneutics and posthermeneutics, and new ...read full profile >>

David Johnson

Associate Professor, Classics, Classics Section Head

David Johnson

Office: Faner 2037

Phone: 618-453-5400

Email: mjohnson@siu.edu

My primary research interest these days is Socratic literature, particularly Xenophon's Socratic works. For the last 100 years or so Xenophon's works have often been ignored, while Plato's works have been studied ever more intensely. I am convinced that ...read full profile >>

Alan Kim

Professor, East Asian Studies (Japanese)

Alan Kim

Office: Faner 2024

Phone: 618-453-5421

Email: alanhkim@siu.edu

On sabbatical fall 2017

Just recently, Dr. Kim published a book (written in Japanese) “Grammatical Encoding of Politeness: Systemic Metaphorization in Japanese Honorifics (2014). Tokyo: Akashi Shoten Book publishing.   Also, an academic group, the International Circle of Korean ...read full profile >>

Veronique Maisier

Professor, French, French Advisor and Section Head

Veronique Maisier

Office: Faner 2068

Phone: 618-453-5423

Email: profmaisier@gmail.com

Véronique Maisier received her PhD in 20th century French literature from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France.  She teaches French language, conversation and phonetics, as well as French and Francophone literatures and cultures.  Her ...read full profile >>

Itxaso Rodríguez-Ordóñez

Assistant Professor, Spanish and Linguistics, French and Spanish Graduate Assistant Supervisor

Itxaso Rodríguez-Ordóñez

Office: Famer 2022

Phone: 618-453-5426

Email: itxaso.rodriguez-ordonez@siu.edu

Itxaso Rodríguez-Ordóñez received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. Her research focuses the mechanisms that emerge in contact situations that lead to typologically common and ...read full profile >>

Jennifer Smith

Associate Professor, Spanish, Interim Chair, Spanish Advisor and Section Head

Jennifer Smith

Office: Faner 2162

Phone: 618-536-5571

Email: smithjen@siu.edu

Jennifer Smith received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from Indiana University. Her main area of research is late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Spanish literature and culture, and especially the Galician writer Emilia Pardo Bazán. She ...read full profile >>

Satoshi Toyosaki

Associate Professor, Communication Studies

Satoshi Toyosaki

Office: Faner 2026

Phone: 618-453-5418

Email: tsatoshi@siu.edu

Satoshi Toyosaki is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He received his B.A. in Speech Communication from Eastern Illinois University (1998) his M.A. from Central Missouri State University in ...read full profile >>

Pamela Walker

Senior Lecturer, American Sign Language

Pamela Walker

Office: Faner 2043

Phone: 618-453-5410

Email: pjwalker@siu.edu

Pam Walker took her first ASL class as a sophomore in college, fell in love with the language and has been pursuing it with laser focus ever since. She loves seeing students develop the same passion for ASL. She currently teaches all classes needed for the Minor in ASL ...read full profile >>

Shu-Ling Wu

Assistant Professor, Chinese, Acting East Asian Section Head

Shu-Ling Wu

Office: Faner 2070

Phone: 618-453-5411

Email: shulingwu@siu.edu

Shu-Ling Wu received her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures from the University of Hawaii in 2011. She has taught at the University of Hawaii, Kapiolani Community College in Hawaii, the Defense Language Institute, and West Point. Her research specialization is in ...read full profile >>

Yanhua Zhao

Visiting Instructor

Yanhua Zhao

Office: Faner 2062

Phone: 618-453-5417

Email: yanhua.zhao@siu.edu

Yanhua Zhao, Associate Professor of Zhengzhou University of China, received her Ph.D. in World Literature and Comparative Literature from Shandong University, China, in 2005. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Chinese language and literature at the School ...read full profile >>