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Department Information

Department Chair: Malcolm A. Finney

Department Office: Psychology (PSY) 114

Telephone / FAX: (562) 985‑5792 / (562) 985‑2593


Faculty: Rebekha J. Abbuhl, John J. Attinasi, Michael J. Fender, Malcolm A. Finney, Nancy Hall, Robert M. Hertz, Alexandra M. Jaffe, Wendy Klein, Lorraine E. Kumpf, Barbara LeMaster, Xiaoping Liang, Carol D. Lord, Sara W. Smith


  • Undergraduate: Lorraine E. Kumpf
  • Graduate: Xiaoping Liang
  • CLAD: John J. Attinasi

Administrative Coordinator: Phyllis L. Simon

Career Possibilities

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher • Bilingual Education Teacher • Intelligence Specialist • Researcher • Teacher • Linguist • Foreign Service Officer • Peace Corps Worker • Librarian • Interpreter • Immigration Officer • Lawyer • Customs Inspector • Import-Export Agent • Philologist • Writer • Editor • Sales Representative • Consultant (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see Various entry-level positions in business and industry are available for graduates regardless of academic discipline.


The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in Linguistics, an Interdisciplinary CLAD Minor, a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and the MA with four Options: TESOL, General, Special, and Language and Culture.

Students desiring general information should contact the department office. Advisors are available for individual appointments during the Fall and Spring semesters.

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