The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures prepares students to live, work,
and lead as informed citizens in an increasingly diverse world through the study of
languages, literatures, and cultures. Through language study and experiential learning
opportunities, students develop competence to communicate effectively in culturally
sensitive ways and gain a genuine appreciation of difference. With a focus on social
justice and community, the department strives to foster a diverse and inclusive learning
environment. To that end, our faculty is committed to educating and empowering students
to serve as engaged members of a modern global society, supporting the core values
and mission of a Jesuit education.
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures supports the 2020 Loyola University
Maryland Faculty Anti-Racism Statement and adheres to its pledge that “as faculty
members of a Jesuit university, we will work to enact best practices to create anti-racist
classrooms and foster continuing discernment with respect to racial inequality, racism,
and white supremacy among ourselves and with our students.”
To this end, Modern Languages and Literatures faculty, throughout the various language
areas and cultures that we teach, commit to:
• providing learning opportunities where instances of inequity and discrimination can
be identified and challenged.
• encouraging and supporting freedom of thought and expression for diverse viewpoints.
• creating student-friendly classroom environments free from bias and harassment.
From our teaching and mentoring we expect our students to develop an awareness of
and sensitivity toward differences of culture, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion,
gender identity, and age.
Associate Chair for Student Issues
Language Learning Center Director