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Lourdes Albuixech

Associate Professor - Spanish, Director of Graduate Studies

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. Dr. Albuixech ...read full profile >>

Mont Allen

Associate 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 >>

Sasha Allgayer

Assistant Professor - International Studies

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Kimberly Berger

Assistant Lecturer, American Sign Language

Kimberly Berger

Office: Faner 2024

Phone: 618-453-5421

Email: kberger@siu.edu

Kimberly Berger fell into the Deaf World while finishing her bachelor’s degree in 1991. It was her very first American Sign Language class at SIU that launched her passion for ASL and the people who use it. Its art, literature, politics and cultural ideals ...read full profile >>

Mary Bricker

German Advisor, German Section Head; Associate 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 eighteenth- to twentieth-century German literature and includes fairy tales, German theater, M.M. Bakhtin, and Jewish Studies. Her teaching areas include German language and literature, Holocaust literature, German theater, and the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Henry Tarco Carrera

Assistant Professor of Practice - Spanish

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Christopher Chiasson

Assistant Professor of Practice - German

Francesca Dennstedt

Assistant Professor - Spanish

Francesca Dennstedt

Office: Faner 2021
Phone: 618-453-5429
Email: francesca.dennstedt1@siu.edu

Dr. Francesca Dennstedt received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, where she also completed a certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her main areas of research are twentieth-century and contemporary Mexican literature ...read full profile >>

Brianna Janssen Sánchez

Assistant Professor, School of Education and School of Languages & Linguistics

Brianna Janssen Sánchez

Office: Faner 2423
Email: brianna.janssen@siu.edu

Brianna Janssen Sánchez received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 2015. Dr. Janssen Sánchez, an alumna of SIU (B.A. FLIT/Spanish 2007, M.A. Spanish 2009), specializes in foreign language teaching methodology, instructional technology in ...read full profile >>

David Johnson

Professor of Classics

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 >>

Emi Kanemoto

Assistant Professor of Practice - International Studies

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Yeh Jun Kim

Assistant Lecturer - American Sign Language

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Jennifer Smith

Professor of Spanish; Spanish Section Head and Advisor

Jennifer Smith

Office: Faner 2028

Phone: 618-536-5571

Email: smithjen@siu.edu

Dr. Jennifer Smith received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from Indiana University.  Her main areas of research are late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Iberian literature and culture, with a special focus on medical discourses on gender ...read full profile >>

Satoshi Toyosaki

Professor - Japanese Advisor, Director of International Studies

Satoshi Toyosaki

Office: Faner 2026

Phone: 618-453-5418

Email: tsatoshi@siu.edu

Satoshi Toyosaki Associate Professor, Director of International Studies, Japanese はじめまして! I am an associate professor in the Department of Languages, Cultures, and International Trade. I also ...read full profile >>

Shu-Ling Wu

Associate Professor - Chinese, Chinese Advisor, East Asian Section Head, FLIT Director

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 >>

Wan-Jun Wu

Visiting Scholar

Office: Faner 2027

Phone: 618-453-5425

Email:  wanjun.wu@siu.edu

Tequila Young

Office Administrator

Office: Faner 2164

Phone: 618-453-5430

Email: teke4@siu.edu