Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Faculty & Staff

Learn about our faculty research projects and publications.

Arabic

Inas Hassan

Ph.D., M.A., Alexandria University, Egyptinas hassan
Maryland Hall 464
x5669
ihassan@loyola.edu

Chinese

Jinghua Wangling

Head, Asian Languages Section
Ph.D. Harvard UniversityDr. Jinghua Wangling
Maryland Hall 448
x2795
jwangling@loyola.edu
Areas of study: Pre-modern Chinese Poetry; Early Chinese Literature and History; Early and Medieval Chinese Art History

Yu Zhang Stearns 张禹
Chair
Ph.D., The University of Oregon
M.A., Shaanxi Normal UniversityYu Zhang
Maryland Hall 458
x2507
yzstearns@loyola.edu
Areas of Interest: Chinese Literature in the 19th & 20th; Christianity in Late Imperial China; Gender Theories

French

Heidi Brown

M.A., The Ohio State Universityprofessor heidi brown
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Maryland Hall 351I
x5607
Area of Study: 20th Century French & Francophone Literatures & Cultures, Trauma Studies

Maja Milicevic

M.A., The University of New Orleans
Maryland Hall 351K
x5787
mmilicevic@loyola.edu

Paul Oorts

M.A., Ph.D. Penn State UniversityDr. Paul Oorts
Maryland Hall 351E
x2324
phoorts@loyola.edu

Catherine Savell

M.A., Middlebury College
Maryland Hall 351C
x2927
csavell@loyola.edu

Andrea Thomas

Head, French Section; Leuven Study Abroad DirectorDr. Andrea Thomas
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University
Maryland Hall 351H
x2612
asthomas@loyola.edu
Area of study: 19th - 21st Century French and Francophone Literature

German

New faculty information coming soon.

Italian

Nicolino Applauso

M.A., Florida State UniversityProfessor Nicolino Applauso
Ph.D., University of Oregon
Maryland Hall 351K
x2785
napplauso@loyola.edu 
Areas of Study: Medieval and Modern History, Comic Poetry, Political Satire and Ethics, Italian-American History in Baltimore

Paul Oorts

M.A., Ph.D. Penn State UniversityDr. Paul Oorts
Maryland Hall 351E
x2324
phoorts@loyola.edu

Giuliana Risso Robberto

M.A. (Equivalent) in Education, Università di Torino
Maryland Hall 465
x2090
grissorobberto@loyola.edu

Spanish

Emma Cervone

M.Ph., Ph.D., Institute of Amerindian Studies, University of St. Andrews
Maryland Hall 351K
x2513
ecervone@loyola.edu
Areas of Study: Indigenous cultures and politics, Spanish

Ramón Espejo-Saavedra

M.A., Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Maryland Hall 461
x2610
respejo@loyola.edu
Areas of study: Modern Spanish Peninsular Literature; History and Literature

Lloyd Frias

M.A. Marquette University
Maryland Hall 455
x2652
ljfrias@loyola.edu

Ana Gómez-Pérez

M.A. University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Maryland Hall 351D
x2775
agp@loyola.edu
Areas of study: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Spanish Peninsular Literature

Yolopattli Hernandez Torres

M.A., Ph.D.  University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignYolopattli Hernandez-Torres
Maryland Hall 456
x2463
yihernandez@loyola.edu
Areas of study: Colonial Spanish American Literatures and Cultures, Visual Culture in Spanish America

Margarita Jacome

Head, Spanish Section
Ph.D. The University of Iowa
M.A. Universidad Javeriana
Maryland Hall 351G
x2364
mjacome@loyola.edu
Areas of study: Latin American Literature and Cultures, emphasis on 20th and 21st Centuries

Tasha Lewis
Associate Chair of Student Issues
Ph.D. University of California, Davis
M.A. California State University, Long Beach
Maryland Hall 460
x5603
tnlewis@loyola.edu
Areas of Study: Second Language Acquisition, Cognitive Linguistics, Speech and Gesture, Foreign Language Pedagogy

Maria Ruiz Rosique

M.A., West Virgina University
Maryland Hall 351L
x2924
mruizrosique@loyola.edu

Ursula Sayers-Ward

M.A. The Catholic University of America
Maryland Hall 351F
x2931
ucsayersward@loyola.edu

Sarah Tyler

M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Maryland Hall 351L
x2105
sgtyler@loyola.edu

Sarah Vitale

Spanish Core Coordinator
M.A. Louisiana State University A & M
Maryland Hall 464
x2974
sjvitale@loyola.edu

Thomas Ward

Director, Latin American and Latino StudiesDr. Thomas Ward
M.A., Ph.D. The University of Connecticut
Maryland Hall 462
x2370
tward@loyola.edu
Areas of study: Colonial and 19th-Century Latin American Literature

Emeriti Faculty

Ursula Beitter (German)
Professor Emerita
M.A., Ph.D., New York University
ubeitter@loyola.edu 
Areas of study: Nineteenth-century literature, German cinema, contemporary Germany, and foreign language pedagogy

Diane Chaffee-Sorace (Spanish)
Professor Emerita
M.A., Ph.D., Duke University
dchaffee@loyola.edu 
Areas of study: Golden age literature, Spanish poetry

Randall P. Donaldson (German)
Associate Professor Emeritus
M.A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins UniversityDr. Randy Donaldson
rdonaldson@loyola.edu 
Areas of study: German-American immigration and history, German-American literary relations, and aesthetics

Margaret Haggstrom (French)
Associate Professor Emerita
M.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., The University of Minnesota
Areas of Study: Pedogogy, French Language and Culture

Leslie Zarker Morgan (Italian and French)
Professor Emerita
Leslie MorganAssociate Chair
M.A., Middlebury College
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
lmorgan@loyola.edu 
Areas of study: Medieval Italian language and literature, old French language and literature

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Fall 2020 Courses

Due to the Corona Virus, we are working remotely until further notice.

Catherine Savell
Faculty

Catherine Savell

This member of the French faculty started a nonprofit to support children and young adults experiencing poverty in Haiti

Modern Languages & Literatures