Academics: Majors and Programs

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World Languages and Literature Faculty

  • Jacqueline Alvarez-Ogbesor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Spanish), Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Bachelor in Journalism, Universidad Mayor Real y Pontifícia de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca, Bolivia.

    Anthony Dahl, Associate Professor (Spanish), Ph.D., University of Minnesota; M.A., Carleton University; B.A., University of Brunswick | Spelman College, 1989

    Fernando Esquivel-Suárez, Visiting Professor (Spanish), PhD. Candidate, Emory
    University; M.A., Emory University; B.A., Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá-Colombia)

    Estelle Finley,
    Senior Instructor (Spanish), M.A., Purdue University; B.A., Fisk University | Spelman College, 1974

    Diana Glad, Associate Professor (Spanish), Ph.D., M.A., Emory University; B.A., Indiana University | Spelman College, 1981

    Julio González-Ruiz, Associate Professor (Spanish), Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., University of Ottawa; B.A., University of Malaga | Spelman College, 2004

    Cleveland Johnson, Associate Professor (Spanish), Ph.D., M.Phil., Columbia University; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; B.A., Morehouse College | Spelman College, 1985

    Frederick Langhorst, Chair, Associate Professor (Spanish), Ph.D., M.A., Emory University; B.A., Florida Presbyterian College | Spelman College, 1982

    Xuexin Liu, Associate Professor (Japanese), Ph.D., Nara Women's University; M.A., Nara Educational University; B.A., East China Normal University | Spelman College, 1995

    Lu, Zhengbin (Richard), Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Chinese, Ed.D., Texas Tech University, Minor: Applied Linguistics. M.Ed. , Instructional Technology. B.A., English Education.

    Soraya Mekerta, Director of African Diaspora and the World Program, Associate Professor (World Languages and Literature/French and Francophone Studies), Ph.D., M.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., B.A., Universite Paul Valery | Spelman College, 1992

    Jean Norgaisse, Associate Professor (French), Ph.D., Columbia University; B.A., City University of New York | Spelman College, 2002

    Gerard Pendrick, Lecturer (Latin), Ph.D. Columbia University, M.A., B.A. Columbia University | Spelman College, 2012

    Anastasia Valecce
    , Assistant Professor (Spanish), Ph.D., Emory University; M.A.Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy); B.A. Istituto Universitario l’Orientale, Naples (Italy) | Spelman College, 2012

    Alix Pierre
    , Lecturer (French), Ph.D. Florida State University, M.A., B.A. Université de La Sorbonne  | Spelman College, 2002 

    Pilar Valencia, Instructor (Spanish), M.A., B.S. University of Cincinnati | Spelman College, 2006