Faculty & Staff

Modern and Classical Languages Office Hours Fall 2018

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Please contact instructors directly through telephone, email or at their office during office hours.  If you have questions about our programs, classes or need general information about MCL/Linguistics majors, minors, and/or applying please talk with one of our staff or Department Chair Shannon Dubenion-Smith

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Department Chair

Office Hours or by Appointment




Dubenion-Smith, Shannon

Chair, Associate Professor of German & Linguistics

MWF 12-1 MH 223B 360-650-2038 shannon.dubenion-smith@wwu.edu

Office Staff

Hours of Operation




Holly Childs

Department Manager

M-F 8-4 MH 223A 360-650-3919 holly.childs@wwu.edu

Sara Helms

Administrative Assistant

M-F 8-5 MH 223 360-650-3918 sara.helms@wwu.edu


Office Hours or by Appointment




Alfers, Sandra

Professor of German

By Appointment

MH 215E

&WL 572




Aranda, Blanca

Associate Professor of Spanish

M 11-12; W 4-5 MH 128 360-650-2528 blanca.aranda@wwu.edu

Araniva, Mauricio

Senior Instructor of Spanish

MWF 7:50-8:20; 11:20-11:50 MH 217C 360-650-2094 mauricio.araniva@wwu.edu

Carbajal, Amy

Senior Instructor of Spanish

MWF 10-11 MH 216B 360-650-7967 amy.carbajal@wwu.edu

Deguchi, Masanori

Associate Professor of Japanese and Linguistics

M 4-5; WF 1:30-2:30 MH 217E 360-650-4155 masanori.deguchi@wwu.edu

Drickey, Kirsten

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

MWF 9-10 MH 218B 360-650-6149 kirsten.drickey@wwu.edu

Dwyer, Sean

Senior Instructor of Spanish

MWF 1:20-2:20 MH 216C 360-650-3836 sean.dwyer@wwu.edu

Engelsing, Eduardo

Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

WF 1:30-2 MH 122C 360-650-7964 eduardo.engelsing@wwu.edu

Fiero, Petra 

Professor of German

T 1:30-3; R 10-11:30 MH 217A 360-650-4860 petra.fiero@wwu.edu

García, Hugo

Associate Professor of Spanish

TR 9-11 MH 226 360-650-4201 hugo.garcia@wwu.edu

Hanania, Cécile

​Professor of French

M 4:30-6:30 MH 126 360-650-4858 cecile.hanania@wwu.edu

Hoffman, Joan

Professor of Spanish

MWF 1-2 MH 222A 360-650-4803 joan.hoffman@wwu.edu

Hussein, Tamer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic

MW 4:30-6 MH 230 360-650-2093 husseit@wwu.edu

Keppie, Christina

Associate Professor of French

W 1-4 MH 215D 360-650-3930 christina.keppie@wwu.edu

Krause, Miller

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

TR 10-11 & 2-2:30 MH 122D 360-650-4269 krause.miller@wwu.edu

Laird, Colleen

Assistant Professor of Japanese

MWF 11:30-12:30 MH 215A 360-650-4853 colleen.laird@wwu.edu

Lei, Yu

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese

TR 1-2:30 MH 122A 360-650-4852 yu.lei@wwu.edu

Mata, R.

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics

MF 4-5 MH 228 360-650-3925 r.mata@wwu.edu

Ousselin, Edward

Professor of French

MWF 12-12:50 MH 216A 360-650-2092 edward.ousselin@wwu.edu

Partsch, Cornelius  

Professor of German

MW 2:30-4 MH 216E 360-650-3929 cornelius.partsch@wwu.edu

Patterson, Charles

Associate Professor of Spanish

On Leave MH 216D 360-650-2154 charles.patterson@wwu.edu

Portugal, Luis Gonzalo

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

MWF 11:40-12:40 MH 222B 360-650-4200 luis.portugal@wwu.edu

Rams, Maribel

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

T 4-5; W 10-12 MH 122B 360-650-3923 maribel.rams@wwu.edu

Rangel, Mary Anne

Senior Instructor of Spanish

MWF 11:25-12:20 MH 218A 360-650-4802 maryanne.rangel-guerrero@wwu.edu

Stayskal, Byron

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

T 1-2 MH 122E 360-650-4854 byron.stayskal@wwu.edu

Taylor, Scott

Visiting Assistant Professor of French

MWF 9:25-9:55 & 2:30-3 MH 218F 360-650-4536 scott.taylor@wwu.edu

Tomasi, Massimiliano

Professor of Japanese

MF 1-2 MH 222C 360-650-3339 massimiliano.tomasi@wwu.edu

Vajda, Edward

Professor of Russian

MWF 11-11:30 MH 217D 360-650-4856 edward.vajda@wwu.edu

Wang, Li

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese

MWF 2-3 MH 218C 360-650-3927 li.wang@wwu.edu

White, Judith

Instructor of French and Spanish

  MH 122B 360-650-7966 judith.white@wwu.edu

Winter, Julie

Visiting Assistant Professor of German

MW 1-2 MH 222B 360-650-4394 julie.winter@wwu.edu

Wu, Julian

Assistant Professor of Chinese

MWF 1:30-2:30 MH 217B 360-650-6122 julian.wu@wwu.edu

Xing, Janet

Professor of Chinese and Linguistics

TR 11-12:30 MH 218D 360-650-3926 janet.xing@wwu.edu

Yusa, Michiko

Professor of Japanese and East Asian Studies

TR 5-6 MH 218E 360-650-4851 yusa.dr@gmail.com

Updated 09/27/2018