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Faculty & Staff

Chairperson

Carlos Benavides
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Associate Professor
Linguistics; Spanish language and literature
Phone: 508-910-6469
Office: LArts 354

Dept. Secretary

Hailey Duquette
Phone: 508-999-8332
Fax: 508-910-6646
Office: LArts 350
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Faculty

Carlos Benavides, Chairperson
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Associate Professor
Linguistics; Spanish language and literature
Phone: 508-910-6469
Office: LArts 354
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Michelle Cheyne
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Associate Professor
French literature, language, and culture
Phone: 508-999-8335
Office: LArts 346
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Marta del Pozo Or‌tea
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assistant Professor
Contemporary Spanish literature and cultural studies, visual studies and ecocriticism
Phone:  508-999-8258
Office:  LArts 353

Stephanie O'Hara
Ph.D., Duke University
Associate Professor
French literature, language, and culture
Phone: 508-999-8336
Office: LArts 352
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Tania Pérez Cano
Ph.D., The University of Iowa
Assistant Professor
Latin American and Peninsular literature
Phone:  508-999-8742
Office:  LArts 348
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Director of the Foreign Language Multimedia Center

Sandra Rivera
Ed.D. (in progress), Nova Southeastern University
M.A.T., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Full-Time Lecturer
Office: LArts 207
Phone: 508-999-8333
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Lecturers

Karen Aruri-Carnes
M.A., Middlebury College
French and Spanish
Office: LArts 353
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Matilde Botelho
M.Ed., Bridgewater State University
M.A., Brown University
Spanish
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Jorge DeAbreu
B.A., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Spanish
Office: LArts 351
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Noemia DeMelo
B.A., Cambridge College
Spanish
Office: LArts 354
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Rose Facchini
M.A., Salve Regina University
Italian
Office: LArts 351
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Dora Gonçalves-Currey
B.A., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Spanish
Office: LArts 351
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Nané Khachatryan
M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.A., Yerevan State Linguistic University
German
Office: LArts 351
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Blanca Vargas
M.A., New York University
Spanish
Office:  LArts 351
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Fadia Youssef
M.A., Lebanese University
Arabic, French
Office: LArts 351
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Faculty Emeriti and Retired Faculty & Staff

Christina Makara Biron, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Spanish

Jane Campbell, Lecturer in Spanish

Lorena Dauteuil, Lecturer in Spanish

Alcina Galego, Department Secretary

Deborah Lee, Ph.D., Lecturer in French and Latin

Suzanne Pelletier-Massano, M.A., Lecturer in French and Spanish

John H. Twomey, Ph.D., Chancellor Professor Emeritus of Spanish
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Mel B. Yoken, Ph.D., Chancellor Professor Emeritus of French
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Weihua Zhang, Ph.D., Lecturer in Chinese

In Memoriam

Joseph A. Bronstad (1943-2013), Professor Emeritus of German

Wendy Perrin Holmes (1963-2018), Department Secretary

Lew Kamm (1944-2013), Chancellor Professor Emeritus of French

Giulio Massano (1941-2014), Chancellor Professor Emeritus of Spanish, Italian, and Latin

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