Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Faculty & Staff

Andrea Thomas
Andrea S. Thomas, Ph.D. Department Chair, Associate Professor

Areas of Specialization: 19th - 21st Century French and Francophone Literature, Adaptation, Textual History and Criticism, French Theatre

Dr. Margarita Jacome
Margarita Jácome, Ph.D. Associate Chair of Student Issues, Associate Professor, Director of Latin American and Latino Studies Program

Areas of Specialization: Latin American narratives of violence and displacement, Colombian literature and culture, Latin American and Latino studies

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Elise Fields Program Assistant
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Robin Bauer-Taylor, MA Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor
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Ursula Beitter, Ph.D. Professor Emerita

Areas of Specialization: Nineteenth-Century Literature, German Cinema, Contemporary Germany, Foreign Language Pedagogy

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Diane Chaffee-Sorace, Ph.D. Professor Emerita

Areas of Specialization: Poetry of Luis de Góngora y Argote, Spanish Golden Age Literature. Visual Art in Literature

Andrea Colombat
André Colombat, Ph.D. Professor
Randy Donaldson
Randall P. Donaldson, Ph.D. Associate Professor Emeritus

Areas of Specialization: German-American history, culture, and literature, German literature of the nineteenth century, Twentieth-century German poetry, Early eighteenth-century literary culture and criticism in Germany

Ramon Espejo-Saavedra
Ramón Espejo-Saavedra, Ph.D. Professor

Areas of Specialization: Modern Spanish Fiction (19th-21st century)

Alyssa Falcone
Alyssa Falcone, Ph.D. Assistant Teaching Professor

Areas of Specialization: Medieval/Renaissance Italian Literature, the Literature of Migration, Italian-American Culture

Cynthia Fraga
Cynthia P. Fraga-Cañadas, Ph.D. Assistant Teaching Professor

Areas of Specialization: Second Language Acquisition, Spanish Linguistics, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Teacher Education

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Douglas Glynn, Ph.D. Assistant Teaching Professor
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Ana Gómez-Pérez, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Areas of Specialization: 20th Century Spanish Literature, Spanish Realism and Naturalism, Women writers 

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Margaret Austin Haggstrom, Ph.D. Associate Professor Emerita

Areas of Specialization: Eighteenth Century French Literature, Foreign language pedagogy

Inas Hassan
Inas Hassan, Ph.D. Assistant Teaching Professor

Areas of Specialization: Advanced Arabic Curriculum, Classical Arabic linguistics and modern linguistics theories, Bilingualism, Applied linguistics, Anthropological Linguistics, 
Teaching with Technology

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Jennifer Holt, MA Assistant Teaching Professor
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Shiya Hsu, MA Affiliate Faculty
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Emily Iekel, MA Assistant Teaching Professor
Kelly Keenan
Kelly Keenan, MA Director of Language Learning Center
Tasha Lewis
Tasha N. Lewis, Ph.D. Associate Professor
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Leslie Zarker Morgan, Ph.D. Professor Emerita

Areas of Specialization: Medieval and Renaissance Italian and French literature, Foreign language pedagogy, Humor

Dulcenia Munoz Gomez
Dulcinea Munoz Gomez, Ph.D. Assistant Teaching Professor

Areas of Specialization: Spanish Literature 20th-21st Century

Paul Oorts
Paul Oorts, Ph.D. Assistant Teaching Professor

Areas of Specialization: French, Italian, and Dutch languages, The Trojan Legend in Comparative Perspective, Eighteenth Century Western European Dance Music, Italian-American Mandolin Music

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Giuliana Risso-Robberto Robberto, MA Teaching Professor
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Catherine Savell, MA Teaching Professor
Heidi Shaker
Heidi Shaker, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Areas of Specialization: 20th century Francophone Literatures and Cultures, Trauma Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Second Language Acquisition: French Language (all levels)

Yu Zhang
Yu Zhang Stearns, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Areas of Specialization: Late imperial Chinese literature, Intersection of gender, text, and religion at the turn of the twentieth century

Yolopattli Hernandez-Torres
Yolopattli Hernandez Torres, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Areas of Specialization: Colonial Spanish American Literatures and Cultures, Visual Culture in Spanish America

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Sarah Tyler, MA Teaching Professor
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Sarah Vitale, MA Teaching Professor
Jinghua Wangling
Jinghua Wangling, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Areas of Specialization: Early and Medieval Chinese Literature, Classical Chinese Poetry, Chinese Language

Thomas Ward
Thomas Ward, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus

Areas of Specialization: Colonial and 19th-Century Latin American Literature and Culture, Latin American and Latino Studies, Peruvian Literature

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Faculty

Thomas Ward, Ph.D.

A long-time proponent of service-learning, Dr. Ward's students connect with language and community through work with a Peruvian cooperative in Baltimore

Modern Languages & Literatures