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Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures

College of Liberal Arts

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Department Chair: Lisa Vollendorf

Office: Academic Services, Room 309
Telephone: (562) 985-4318

Program Directors

  • Clorinda Donato, Stephen Fleck (French)
  • Carlo Chiarenza (Italian)
  • Jeffrey High (German)
  • Harold K. Schefski (Russian)
  • Bonnie Gasior (Spanish)


  • RGRLL Language: Markus Muller
  • Single Subject for L.O.T.E.: Jean-Jacques Jura
  • FRENCH - Faculty: Laura Ceia-Minjares, Clorinda Donato, Stephen Fleck, Aparna Nayak-Guercio, Najib Redouane
  • GERMAN - Faculty: Jeffrey High, Nele Hempel-Lamer
  • ITALIAN - Faculty: Carlo Chiarenza, Clorinda Donato, Teresa Fiore, Enrico Vettore
  • RUSSIAN - Faculty: Harold K. Schefski
  • SPANISH - Faculty: Maria Carreira, Alicia del Campo, Bonnie Gasior, Claire E. Martin, Leslie Nord, Alexander Rainof, Lisa Vollendorf

Administrative Analyst/Specialist: Cindy McCarty

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors. Credential advisors, Undergraduate Advisor, Graduate Advisor.

Teaching Assistantships in French, German, and Spanish

Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships are available for qualified students in the French, German and Spanish M.A. Program. New applicants for Teaching Assistantships must have been accepted into the M.A. Program and must present a letter of application, a resume, a complete set of transcripts, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to the Graduate Coordinator. Teaching Assistants are required to enroll in RGR 524 (Second Language Acquisition) and RGR 601 (Teaching Methodology). Students are also encouraged to apply for financial assistance under the Federal Work-Study Program.

Scholarships Available in the Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures Department

The Department awards over $20,000 of scholarships annually. Please contact the department office for application deadlines or visit our website at