Faculty & Staff


Giovanni Spani

Program Coordinator Italian Studies
Coordinator, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Associate Professor, Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Pedagogical Coordinator

Ph.D., Indiana University
Fields: Medieval & Renaissance Italian Literature
Office:  Stein 452    Phone:  508-793-3834
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Amy Singleton Adams

Singleton Adams

Professor,  Russian Studies, World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Program Coordinator Studies in World Literatures

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Fields:  Russian Language, Literature, and Culture
Email: aadams@holycross.edu 
Office:   Stein 454      Phone:   508-793-2543
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Lorraine C. Attreed


Professor, History
On Leave 2020-2021

Ph.D., Harvard  University
Fields: Medieval Europe, medieval England, diplomacy and law, Renaissance, medieval biography, film and history
Office: O'Kane 389 Phone: (508) 793-2358
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Jeffrey Bernstein


Professor, Department Chair Philosophy
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Fields: Spinoza, German Philosophy, and Jewish Thought
Office: Smith 520 Phone: (508) 793 2499
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Pau Cañigueral Batllosera


Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish 
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Fields: Spanish Golden Age Literature; Medieval Spanish Literature; Comparative Literature (Castilian-Catalan-Italian)
Email: pcanigue@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 409B




Christine Coch


Associate Professor, English
(Ph.D., University of Chicago)
Fields: Renaissance English Literature and Culture; Shakespeare
Email: ccoch@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 224
Phone: 508-793-3947  
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Francisco Gago-Jover

Professor, Spanish
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison
Fields: Medieval Spanish Literature; History of the Spanish Language; Lexicography; Medieval Military Art and Science; Computers in Modern Language
Email: fgagojov@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 441 Phone: (508) 793-2532
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Jeannette Jones

jeannette jones

Visiting Assistant Professor, Music
Ph.D., Boston University
Fields:  History, Renaissance, Disability Studies, popular music
Email jdjones@holycross.edu
Office: Brooks 243 Phone: (508) 793-2699
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David Karmon

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Professor, Visual Arts
Architectural Studies Advisor
Head of Art History Division
Urban Studies Advisor

Ph.D., Harvard University, M. Arch., Yale School of Architecture
Fields: Early modern art, architecture, and urbanism
Email: dkarmon@holycross.edu  
Office:  Fenwick 438    Phone:  508-793-2253
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Daniel J. DiCenso

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Associate Professor, Music
Ph.D., University of Cambridge
Fields: History, Early Music, Chant, Rock, Hip-Hop
Office:Brooks 343 Phone: (508) 793-2390
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Amanda Luyster


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Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: Medieval and cross-cultural art history
Email: aluyster@holycross.edu  
Office:  Fenwick 439   Phone:  508-793-2782
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Joanne M. Pierce

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Professor, Religous Studies
On Leave 2020-2021

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Fields: liturgical studies, medieval Christianity, ritual studies, ecumenical theology, theology and speculative/science fiction 
Email: jpierce@holycross.edu  
Office:  Smith 423     Phone: 508-793-3452
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Elizabeth Spragins

Assistant Professor, Spanish
Ph.D., Stanford University
Fields: early modern Mediterranean studies, early modern Iberian literature, historiography, Critical Race Studies, death studies, theories of the body
Email: espragin@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 456 Phone: 508-793-3961
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Sarah Stanbury


Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities
On sabbatical 2020-2021

(Ph.D., Duke University)
Fields: Chaucer and Late Medieval Literature; Medieval Visual Culture; Mapping Margery Kempe
Email: sstanbur@holycross.edu  
Office: Fenwick 221  Phone:  508-793-3408
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Cynthia L. Stone

Professor, Spanish
Department Chair Spanish

Ph.D. University of Michigan
Fields: Film and Cultural Studies; Protest Literature; Interrelations Among Words and Images in a Variety of Media: Mesoamerican Codices, Early Missionary Writings in the New World, Films set in Colonial Spanish America, Translations of Indigenous Traditions
Email: cstone@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 459 Phone: (508) 793-2272
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Edward J. Vodoklys S.J.


Senior Lecturer, Classics
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: Greek and Roman literature, early Christian literature
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Jessica P. Waldoff

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Professor, Music
Director of Academics

Ph.D., Cornell University
Fields: 18th-and 19th-Century Music History, Mozart, Opera, Song
Email: jwaldoff@holycross.edu
Office: Brooks 456 Phone: (508) 793-2298
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