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Languages and Literatures

Adjunct Faculty

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Erin Bolivar

Supervisor, Spanish 102
Adjunct Instructor
ebolivar@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7801

Office: Founders 142

Office Hours: M/W/F, 7:15-7:45 & 10:15-11:05

Erin Bolívar teaches courses in Spanish. Her specializations are Romance Languages and Latin American literature.

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Maricarmen Cedillo

Maricarmen Cedillo, EdD

Lecturer, Spanish
mcedillo@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2398

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: F, 3:35-5:45

Maricarmen Cedillo has been an adjunct member of the faculty since Fall 2008. She teaches core-curriculum Spanish courses at USD and undergraduate levels of Spanish at other community colleges in the San Diego area as well as French and English as a second language.

Cedillo is a San Diego Professional Tour Guide Association (SDPTGA) tour guide and interpreter in San Diego county and Tijuana. She has worked as an interpreter and translator for the International Olympic Committee, sport events, businesses and educational associations. Cedillo has a license as a Notary Public (Loan Specialist). She worked in a hospital in Mexico, three years as head of Public Relations and later as the Hospital Administrator. She also taught the staff classes in both business and medical English.

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Yu "Jade" Chen

Director of Chinese
yuchen@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7824

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: T/Th, 2:30-3:30 | W, 2:00-4:00

Yu Chen is a visiting professor of Chinese on leave from the China Studies Institute of Peking University. As of fall 2014, she will be the Director of Chinese. In addition to her administrative duties, Prof.Chen will teach elementary and intermediate Chinese language and culture classes as well as special topics courses. She has also served on the faculty of the Harvard Academy of Beijing and the summer program of Mt. Holyoke College.

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Margaret Rose Don, EdD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Spanish
mardon@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2398

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: M/F, 12:15-1:15; W, 2:30-3:30

Margaret Martínez-Don, Ed.D, teaches lower-division Spanish courses as well as advanced composition. Her specializations include the appropriate use of technology in foreign language instruction and her research focus has been on Spanish online instruction.

 

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Jodi Eisenberg

Lecturer, Spanish
jodi@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7872

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: F, 3:00-4:00 or by appointment

Jodi A. Eisenberg first taught in the department in 2013, and teaches Spanish language, literature, and culture. She has offered a range of classes both at USD and UCSD for all levels of students. Her research focuses on twentieth- and twenty-first-century Peninsular Literature and Cultural Studies with an emphasis on film and other visual media, gender and sexuality, and transatlantic studies. She has conducted fieldwork in Spain as a Fulbright scholar, and helped construct UCSD's Spanish Civil War Memory Project, an audiovisual archive of survivor testimony.

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John Fendrick

John Fendrick, PhD

Director of Classical Languages
Adj. Asst. Prof., Latin and Greek
fendrick@sandiego.edu

Office Hours: (in Aromas) M/F, 7-9; W, 7-8 & 11:15-12

John W. Fendrick, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1992. He teaches undergraduate courses in classical Greek, Latin, Spanish, and German. He also serves as director of the Classical Languages Program on campus and is the on-site coordinator of University Ministry for the Guadalajara Study Abroad Program.

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Aldara Fernández Sierra

Lecturer, Spanish
afernandez@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2860

Office: Founders 128

Office Hours: W, 5:35-7:35

Sophie Halvin

Sophie Halvin

Adjunct Instructor, French
Supervisor, French Conversation Table
shalvin@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4045

Office: Founders 138

Office Hours: M, 2:30-3:30; W, 8-10; F, 9-10

Sophie Halvin is an Adjunct Professor in the Languages and Literatures department where she has been teaching the full spectrum of elementary and intermediate French classes since 2001. She came to USD after working for 10 years at the University of California, San Diego where she taught a variety of language and literature courses. She is a native of Paris, France.

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Beatrice Hepp

Beatrice Hepp

Adjunct Instructor, Italian
bhepp@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7872

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: M/W/F, 11:15-12:15

5Professor Hepp has taught Italian language and culture at USD since 1994. She has also taught Italian at other local institutions such as San Diego State University, and Grossmont Community College, among others.

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Randa Jad-Moussa

Director and Adj. Instructor of Arabic
Advisor, Arabic Culture Awareness Club
rmoussa@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4069

Office: Founders 140

Office Hours: M & T, 3-4 p.m.

Randa Jad-Moussa is a lecturer of Arabic at the University of San Diego and the University of California, San Diego. Professor Moussa’s career in second language education spans over 20 years and across K-12, college, professional and university settings in both ESL and Arabic. In her classroom she has employed an integrated approach to teaching communicative Arabic and culture based on the National Standards and ACTFL proficiency guidelines in the four skills using available technologies and authentic material. She is a certified ACTFL/ILR Oral Proficiency Interview tester in Modern Standard Arabic and Lebanese as well as Egyptian Arabic; and the School Site Coordinator for “Everyone A Reader” Reading Tutor Program for grades 1-3.

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Shubin "Sylvia" Li, EdD

Lecturer, Chinese
lis@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2398

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: M/W, 3:50-4:30

Shubin Li, Ed.D., is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker from Beijing. She has more than 20 years of language teaching experience at higher education in China, England and the USA. Working as a Chinese editor and translator in the past has also added valuable experience to her language background.

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Gabriela Moya

Lecturer, Spanish
gmoya@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5944

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: W & F, 2:20-3:20

Professor Moya  teaches elementary and intermediate language classes at USD, UCSD, Miramar College, Southwestern College and Grossmont College.

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Martha Oregel

Martha Oregel

Supervisor, Spanish 103
Adjunct Instructor
marthat@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7836

Office: Founders 142

Office Hours: M/W, 12:15-1:15 and by appointment

Martha T Oregel has been a member of the faculty since 1999. She teaches lower division Spanish courses, including a specialized “bridge” course which begins with a review of first semester Spanish and then moves on to complete the second semester.

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Yadira Ortega-Ocádiz

Yadira Ortega-Ocádiz

Supervisor, Actividades culturales
Adjunct Instructor, Spanish
yadirao@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7801

Office: Founders 142

Office Hours: M/W/F, 2:25-3:25

Yadira Ortega-Ocádiz has been a Spanish Instructor at USD since fall 1998. She teaches lower division courses introducing new vocabulary and grammar concepts emphasizing oral proficiency using a variety of methods.

 

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Emanuela Patroncini

Emanuela Patroncini

Adjunct Instructor, Italian
eboswell@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5982

Office: Founders 142

Office Hours: W, 10:35-11:05; F, 8:30-11:00

Emanuela Patroncini has been an Italian instructor at USD since 2002. She teaches lower and upper division classes.

Born and raised in Italy, she is enthusiastic about sharing the language, culture and way of life of her country. Her classroom ischallenging but offers a supportive environment that promotes peer cooperation and stimulates learning.

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Micaela Ramos

Supervisor, Spanish 101
Adjunct Instructor
ramosm@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5982

Office: Founders 142

Office Hours: M/W/F, 10:05-11:05

Professor Ramos has been a member of the faculty in 2001. She participated as an instructor for the San Diego Police Department Spanish Program as well as Spanish for Educators. To remain current, she attends workshops in and out of San Diego.

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Santiago Rubio-Fernaz

Santiago Rubio-Fernaz, PhD

Director of Placement
Adj. Asst. Prof., Latin and Greek
santiago@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2776

Office: Founders 140

Office Hours: W, 5:40-6:40 | F, 1:30-3:30

Santiago Rubio-Fernaz has been a member of the faculty since 1998. He is a lecturer in Classics and also currently serves as Director of Placement for the Department of Languages and Literatures. In the Languages Department, Professor Rubio-Fernaz offers undergraduate courses on Latin and Greek and occasionally on Spanish. His research focus is Roman and Greek poetry, with special interests in Greek epic poetry of the Hellenistic Age and Roman lyric poetry of the Classical Period.

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Shirley Saad

Shirley Saad

Supervisor, French Community Service-Learning
Adjunct Intructor
ssaad@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4045

Office: Founders 138

Office Hours: M, 12:15-1:15; W&F, 10:00-11:00 or by appointment

Shirley M. Saad has been teaching French at USD since 1999. She teaches beginning and intermediate French.

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Christiane Staninger

Christiane Staninger, PhD

Director of German
Adjunct Assistant Professor
cstan@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4069

Office: Founder 140

Office Hours: M/W/F, 11:15-12:15 and by appointment

Christiane Staninger has been at USD since 1984. 

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Ilaria Tabusso-Marcyan

Ilaria Tabusso-Marcyan

Adjunct Instructor, Italian
itabusso-marcyan@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7836

Office: Founders 142

Office Hours: M/W, 12:15-2:00; F, 12:15-12:45

Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan joined the Department of Languages and Literatures in 2014. She has taught Italian language and culture courses at all levels in the Department of Linguistics at UCSD, UCSD Extension, and at Grossmont Community College. Her area of study is 20th Century Italian literature and cinema, with specific interests in the literature of the Resistance, environmental literature, and eco-criticism.

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Hiroko Takagi

Hiroko Takagi

Director of Japanese
Adjunct Instructor
takagi@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7824

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: T/Th, 10:45-11:45 or by appointment between 11:45-1:00

Hiroko Takagi has taught lower and upper-division courses here since 1990. Her specialization is Japanese pedagogy and instructional technology. Her recent research focus has been on motivation in elementary foreign language classes.

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Akira Takahashi

Lecturer, Japanese
akirat@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7824

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: Th, 2:40-3:40

Professor Takahashi teaches elementary and intermediate Japanese at USD and also runs a small, private school in San Diego.  Since 2003, he has volunteered to teach Japanese at a high school in Mongolia for one month every summer. He does this because he believes that a sound education is necessary to prepare Mongolia's future leaders. Studying abroad is an enrichment opportunity that most cannot afford, however, about 100 of these students have been able to study at universities in both Japan and the U.S. with the help of scholarships awarded to them by the schools.

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Eugenia Velázquez

Adjunct Instructor, Spanish
eugeniav@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2398

Office: Founders Hall 120

Office Hours: M/W/F, 3:30-3:30

Prof. Velázquez has been teaching beginning and intermediate Spanish at USD since 2000.

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Victor Zambrano

Victor Zambrano, PhD

Supervisor, Spanish 201
Adj. Assistant Professor
zambrano@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7801

Office: Founders 142

Office Hours: M/W/F, 10:10-11:05; W, 12:20-1:15

Víctor Zambrano joined the faculty in 1988. He has taught the core curriculum courses, upper-division classes in conversation, and Spanish for business. He coordinated the Spanish Intensive Language Model (ILM) program and continues to coordinate Spanish 201 coursework.

He has a solid theoretical and practical background in curriculum design and evaluation. His research interests include studying how information and communication technologies are incorporated into the teaching/learning processes.

Professor Zambrano also has an appointment in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego to teach Spanish for Professional Proficiency.

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