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Romance, German, Russian Language and Literatures

Department Information

Department Chair: Lisa Vollendorf

Office: Academic Services, Room 309

Telephone: (562) 985‑4318

Program Directors

  • Clorinda Donato (French)
  • Clorinda Donato (Italian)
  • Jeffrey High (German)
  • Harold K. Schefski (Russian)
  • Bonnie Gasior (Spanish)

RGRLL Language Coordinator: Markus Muller

Single Subject Coordinator 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: Clorinda Donato, Enrico Vettore

Russian Faculty: Harold K. Schefski

Spanish Faculty: Maria Carreira, Alicia del Campo, Bonnie Gasior, Claire E. Martin, Leslie Nord, Rita Palacios, 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 Language 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