Current Faculty

We are creating globally minded individuals who are well rounded and who will learn critical life skills. These skills will be applicable to all types of future careers. Our students will be empowered to adapt to all social and cultural situations. With Fredonia’s language and culture courses, our students will have the foundation needed to achieve these goals.

The department of World Languages and Cultures at the State University of New York at Fredonia is unique because it has served as a leader in curriculum development and experimentation in methodology and pedagogy. Our programs are student centered to best serve their needs and are aligned with baccalaureate goals.

Agafonov pictureAnton V. Agafonov
Russian

Lecturer
Fenton Hall: 2137
(716) 673-3833
Anton.Agafonov@fredonia.edu

Udmurt State University, Izhevsk, Russia, M.A.


Majed Altamimi
Arabic

Lecturer
Fenton Hall: 2141
(716) 673-3833


Dr. Ruth AntoshRuth B. Antosh
French

Professor
Fenton Hall: 2117
(716) 673-3832
antosh@fredonia.edu

Indiana University, Ph. D.

Areas of specialization:
Canadian Studies, Quebec Studies, Nineteenth-Century French Literature


Brian B. BoisvertBrian B Boisvert
Spanish

Assistant Professor
Fenton Hall: 2116
(716) 673-3834

Hispanic Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Ph.D. (Applied Hispanic
Linguistics)

Areas of specialization: Applied Hispanic Linguistics, Teacher Education, Social Justice Education, Classroom Feedback, Pedagogy, Foreign Language Teaching Methodology, Classroom Research Methods


Chiara di santi pictureChiara De Santi
Italian

Visiting Assistant Professor
Fenton Hall: 2104
(716) 673-4496
Chiara.DeSanti@fredonia.edu

Personal website:
http://www.chiara-mente.net/

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. (Italian)

European University Institute, Ph.D. (History)
Laurea (M.A. equivalent) in Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Florence-Italy

Areas of specialization:
Modern Italian Literature, Italian Culture and Cinema, Italian as a Second Language, History.


Laurie Detenbeck
Italian

Lecturer  
Fenton Hall: 2115
(716) 673-3387


de urda picturaJuan Antonio De Urda Anguita
Spanish

Department Chair
Associate Professor

Fenton Hall: 2113
(716) 673-3380
juan.deurda@fredonia.edu

University of Missouri-Columbia, PhD

Areas of specialization:
20th Century Peninsular Literature, Spanish Poetry.


Kate Douglass
French

Associate Professor
Fenton Hall: 2118
(716) 673-4869
Kate.Douglass@fredonia.edu

Ph.D. in French with a concentration in Second/Foreign Language Acquisition Theory, Research, and Pedagogy The Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests:
Foreign Language Acquisition and Pedagogy, Motivation and Language Development, Study Abroad, Telecollaboration, Blogs and other New Technologies, Language Awareness, Immersion Schooling, Language Choice


ellian pictureJeanette M. Ellian
Spanish

Lecturer
Fenton Hall: 288
(716) 673-3385

Indiana University, M.A.

Areas of Specialization:
Second Language Acquisition


Diane Everett
Spanish

Lecturer  
Fenton Hall: 2115
(716) 673-3387


Mary Margaret FogartyMary Margaret Fogarty
Spanish

Lecturer
Fenton Hall: 2106
(716) 673-4495

Ed.M in Foreign Language Education, State University of New York at Buffalo
B. A. Spanish State University of New York at Buffalo Study abroad: Mexico, Spain, France, Costa Rica


huertas pictureBeth Huerta
Spanish

Visiting Assistant Professor
Fenton Hall: 2119
(716) 673-4683
huerta@fredonia.edu

State University of New York at Buffalo, PhD

Areas of specialization:
Bilingual Studies, Learning and Instruction, Spanish Linguistics


Cynthia Jones
French

Lecturer
Fenton Hall: 2116
(716) 673-3834


Edward Kolodziej
French

Lecturer  
Fenton Hall: 2115
(716) 673-3387


carmen rivera photographCarmen S. Rivera
Spanish

Professor
Fenton Hall: 285
(716) 673-4494
Carmen.rivera@fredonia.edu

University of South Carolina, Ph.D.

Areas of Specialization:
Latino literature, Puerto Rican Literature, Issues of Space and Literature, Transnational studies and Literature of migration. Publications include the book, Kissing the Mango Tree: Puerto Rican Women Rewriting American Literature (2002).


Frederick Shattauer
German

Lecturer  
Fenton Hall: 2141
(716) 673-3833

Tracy Shi

Chinese

Lecturer

Fenton Hall: 2115

(716) 673-3387

shi@fredonia.edu

Marie Florence Vach
French

Lecturer  
Fenton Hall: 288
(716) 673-4497


Albert VandetteAlbert Vandette
Spanish

Lecturer
Fenton Hall: 288
(716) 673-4497

Areas of Specialization:
Bilingual Studies and Language Pedagogy


Dr. Clark ZlotchewClark M. Zlotchew
Spanish

Distinguished Teaching Professor
Fenton Hall: 2120
(716) 673-3836 zlotchew@fredonia.edu

State University of New York at Binghamton, Ph. D.
SUNY Faculty Ex­change Scholar 12-1-87
President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1988
Kasling Lecturer, 1992

Areas of specialization:
Jorge Luis Borges, 20th century Spanish-American Fiction,
Galdos & 19th century Spanish Fiction, Medieval Spanish
Literature, Literary Translation, Spanish Linguistics & Dialectology,
Literary Interview.

Dr. Zlotchew has had over 15 books published. Check them out at
www.clarkzlotchew.com/works.htm

World Languages and Cultures Department Office

2113 Fenton Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3380