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Faculty & Staff

Claudia N. Ross

Professor, Chinese, Department Chair Modern Languages and Literatures
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Fields: Linguistics (lexical and semantic structure), Chinese language pedagogy
Office:  Stein 442     Phone:  508-793-3335
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Jean Ouedraogo

O'Leary Chair in Francophone Studies, French
Ph.D., University of Georgia-Athens
Fields:African and Caribbean Francophone Literatures and Cultures
Office:   Stein 443     Phone:  508-793-2795
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Amy Singleton Adams

Professor, Russian
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison
Fields: Russian Language, Literature, and Culture 
Office:   Stein 454     Phone:   508-793-2543
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Susan Amatangelo

On Leave 2018 - 2019

Professor, Italian
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: 19th- and 20th-century Italian literature, Giovanni Verga, Italian women writers, and the representation of women in literature
Office:   Stein 404    Phone:  508-793-3347
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Laurence Enjolras

Associate Professor, French
Ph.D., Brown University
Fields: 20th - 21st Century French Literature, French Women Writers, Contemporary French Culture and Film
Office:   Stein 415       Phone:  508-793-2457
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Boazhang He

Associate Professor, Chinese
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Fields: Chinese Linguistics, Language, Literature, and Culture 
Office:    Stein 410  Phone:  508-793-2299
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Thibaut Schilt

Associate Professor, French
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Fields: French Cinema, Contemporary French Literature and Culture, Gender Studies 
Office:  Stein 413    Phone:  508-793-2609
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Sylvia M. Schmitz-Burgard

On Leave 2018 - 2019

Associate Professor, German
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Fields: 20th-, 19th-, and 18th-Century German Literature and Culture, Austrian Cultural History, 18th-Century European Novel, Women Writers, Law and Literature, Contemporary Literary Theory 
Office:   Stein 461     Phone:  508-793-3305
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Giovanni Spani

Associate Professor, Italian
On Leave 2017-2018

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

Assistant Professor, Chinese
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Fields: Chinese language and literature 
Office:  Stein 427      Phone:   508-793-2608
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Olga S. Partan

On Leave 2018 - 2019

Associate Professor, Russian
Ph.D., Brown University
Fields: Russian Language, Literature, and Culture 
Office:   Stein 457      Phone:  508-793-3832
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Ibrahim Abdessalam Muhamm Abuserriah

Visiting Instructor, Arabic
M. A. American University, Cairo, Egypt
Fields: Arabic 




Katherine Anderson

Visiting Assistant Professor, German
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University




Claudia Chierichini

Visiting Assistant Professor, Italian
Ph.D., Yale University
Fields: Italian Language and Literature 




Adele E. Parker

Visiting Lecturer, French
Ph.D., Brown University
Fields: French, Methodology, language 







Carolyn Leeman

Academic Administrative Assistant 
Office: Stein 401 Phone: (508) 793-2447