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

 

Olivia Barone

French

Lecturer

Fenton Hall 2116

amzallag@fredonia.edu

State University of New York at Albany, Ph.D. French Studies

Areas of specialization: French Studies & Culture, French Language Instruction, Second Language Acquisition, Curriculum Development, Applied Linguistics Pedagogy

 


Brian B. BoisvertBrian B Boisvert
Spanish

Assistant Professor
Fenton Hall: 286
(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

 


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.

 


Diane Everett
Spanish

Lecturer  
Fenton Hall: 2115
(716) 673-3387

 


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 and Associate Dean
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

Marie Florence Vach
French

Lecturer  
Fenton Hall: 288
(716) 673-4497


 


 

World Languages and Cultures Department Office

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