Language Advisors

Please check out our Summer Advising - AY 2023-2024 Guidelines for Language Placement. Please note that we have entered Phase II of registration and prerequisites are being enforced again. If you require an override please contact one of the advisors listed below.

Some advisors are working remotely this quarter. Please contact  via email to request meeting details for in-person or online advising. 

If you have questions about your placement into classes, please contact your language advisor for guidance.

Language Advisors, listed by Program
Program Advisor

Tamer Hussein Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic

Chinese Major/Minor

Xiaomeng Li Assistant Professor of Chinese Applied Linguistics

East Asian Studies Ethan Bushelle
Associate Professor of Japanese Religions & Cultures and East Asian Studies
French Major/Minor

Shannon Dubenion-Smith Chair of Modern and Classical Languages

French Study Abroad

Lindsey Smith Assistant Professor of French

German Major/Minor

Petra Fiero Professor of German

German Study Abroad Shannon Dubenion-Smith Chair of Modern and Classical Languages
Japanese Major/Minor Tyler Walker Assistant Professor of Japanese
Japanese Study Abroad Masanori Deguchi Professor of Japanese
Latin American Studies Major/Minor Luis Gonzalo Portugal
Senior Instructor of Spanish
Latin/Greek/Classical Studies Eduardo Engelsing Associate Professor of Classical Studies
Russian/Eurasian Edward Vajda Professor of Russian
Spanish Major Charles Patterson Professor of Spanish
Spanish Minor Blanca Aranda Associate Professor of Spanish
Spanish Minor Ernest Hartwell Associate Professor of Spanish
Spanish Study Abroad Joan Hoffman Professor of Spanish
Spanish Teaching Endorsement (Secondary) & Spanish BAE Elementary

Rodolfo Mata Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics

World Languages Teaching Endorsement (Secondary and Elementary Education) [see advising note below] S Bernardo-Hinesley Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics

Advising Note

Interested and current students in World Languages Teaching Endorsement should schedule advising appointments with both the World Languages Teaching Endorsement Advisor and the current language major advisor.