Students in the modern foreign languages major learn about the world of ideas and letters, past and present. This training requires study abroad and comprehensive examinations in two foreign languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish. The cohesive, integrated program of foreign language, culture, and literature courses ensures maximum proficiency.
The modern foreign languages degree program at Nazareth College educates students to think and perceive rationally and critically. This education includes reading and thinking; learning about literary and cultural movements; and making connections between the primarily aesthetic literary artifacts of the culture and its political, social, and economic history.
Education: B.A., Spanish, Southern Connecticut State University; M.A., Spanish, Emory University; Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Emory University.
Teaching and Research Interests: Linguistics; human rights; translation; and how language shapes the human experience, consciousness, and cultures. Connects students to Peru to work with indigenous communities in schools, clinics, and communities, through service, health campaigns, and research projects, and promotes civic engagement. Leads courses and directs internships in Spanish-speaking countries. Emphasizes that language is more than a tool, but also what we are made of. Awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a program to enable students to work and study in Peru for one month. Currently developing a certification program in interpreting.
Director of L’Institute Superieur des Arts Appliques (LISAA) for the past 17 years
“LISAA is a prestigious, private art and design school throughout France. I helped set up our new school in New Delhi, India, and we even have an exchange program with the art department at Nazareth.”
Nearly 150 Nazareth students traveled internationally during 2015, studying in or visiting 19 countries around the world.
In the last five years alone, eight Nazareth foreign language majors have received prestigious U.S. Junior Fulbright Awards to teach English in countries such as Argentina, Colombia, Germany, South Korea, Spain, and Venezuela.