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Languages, Cultures and Literatures

Adjunct Faculty

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Samuel Azab

Lecturer, Arabic
sazab@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5944

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: As of 9/3: T, 12:05-1:35 (for 101 only); Th, 12:05-1:35 (for 201 only)

Professor Azab joined the department in the fall of 2015. He teaches all levels of Arabic language and culture, with an emphasis on using technology in the classroom and working in intense, accelerated learning environments. Professor Azab has a unique perspective gained from years of teaching Arabic to adults in different academic settings. Prior to joining the faculty at USD, he was an assistant professor at the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey, California where he served as a team leader, acting chair and technology trainer. At the DLI he was awarded the “Coin of Excellence” for his work in curriculum development. Most recently, Professor Azab has been teaching Arabic at Palomar College where he participated in the department’s assessment of student learning. Professor Azab is experienced in teaching for cross cultural competency. He has been active in the development of the Arabic Language and Culture Program at the Navy Special Warfare Command in San Diego (Coronado Base/Navy Seals) since 2011. As the lead instructor there, he conducted training workshops for both instructors and students, and was an official reviewer for the new Naval Special Warfare Arabic curriculum.

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Erin Bolivar

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

Office: Founders 142

Office Hours: As of 9/2: M/W/F, 8:00-8:50 and 10:15-11:00

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: As of 9/2: M/W/F, 12:30-1:20 or e-mail for an alternate appointment

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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Eleonora Contaldi Innis

Lecturer
econtaldiinnis@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2398

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: As of 9/2: M/W/F, 1:30-2:00

Professor Eleonora Contaldi Innis joined the department in 2015. She has taught Italian at Southwestern College, Grossmont Community College, Palomar College, San Diego Continuing Education and the Italian Cultural Center.

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Margaret Rose Don, EdD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Spanish
mardon@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5982

Office: Founders 142

Office Hours: As of 9/2: M/W/F, 11:10-12:10

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

Jodi Eisenberg

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

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: As of 9/2: M/W/F, 5:00-5:30

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: M/W/F, 7:30-9:00 or by appointment

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: As of 9/2: M/W/F, 10:15-11:15

Sophie Halvin

Sophie Halvin

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

Office: Founders 138

Office Hours: As of 9/3: T/Th, 8:00-9:00; W, 8:30-10:30; or e-mail for an alternate appointment

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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Reem Hazboun

Lecturer, Arabic
rhazboun@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5944

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: As of 9/3: T/Th, 1:30-2:15

Prof. Hazboun joined the department in Fall 2015 to teach Arabic literature in translation. She is also a faculty lecturer at San Diego State University where she teaches Arabic 101 and Arabic Culture.

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Beatrice Hepp

Beatrice Hepp

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

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: As of 9/2: M/W/F, 11:10-12:10; M/W, 2:30-3:00

Professor 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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Antonio Iannotta, PhD

Lecturer
aiannotta@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5944

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: As of 9/2: M/W/F, 9:30-10:30

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Sylvia (Shubin) Li, EdD

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

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: As of 9/2: M/W, 12:30-2:00; F, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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. In the past couple of years, she had opportunities of substituting tenured faculty professors at SDSU and UCSD, teaching Chinese to classes at intermediate level and advanced business Chinese level.

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Gabriela Moya

Supervisor, Spanish 101
Adjunct Instructor
gmoya@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5944

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: As of 9/2: W/F, 1:20-2:20; M/W/F, 4:35-5:35

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 201
Adjunct Instructor
marthat@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7836

Office: Founders 142

Office Hours: As of 9/2: M/W, 7:25-7:55 (in Camino 115); M/W/F, 9:00-10:00

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, Spanish 103
Adjunct Instructor, Spanish
yadirao@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7801

Office: Founders 142

Office Hours: As of 9/2: M/W, 12:15-1:15; F, 11:30-1:15

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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Micaela Ramos

Supervisor, Spanish 102
Adjunct Instructor
ramosm@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5982

Office: Founders 142

Office Hours: As of 9/2: M/W/F, 7:15-7:45, 10:05-12:00, or e-mail for an alternate appointment

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 144-C

Office Hours: As of 9/2: M, 12:15-1:00; M/W/F, 3:45-4:30

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: As of 9/2: M/W, 9:00-10:00; F, 10:00-11:00; or e-mail for an alternate 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 144-F

Office Hours: As of 9/2: M/W/F, 11:10-12:10; F, 8:00-9:00; or e-mail for an alternate 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) 260-5944

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: As of 9/2: M/W/F, 1:30-2:30 or by appointment

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, PhD

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

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: None

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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Eugenia Velázquez

Adjunct Instructor, Spanish
eugeniav@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7836

Office: Founders Hall 142

Office Hours: As of 9/2: W/F, 1:20-2:20; M/W/F, 3:30-4:30

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

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Barbara Wrasidlo, PhD

Lecturer, German
bwrasidlo@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7824

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: As of 9/2: F, 9:30-11

Barbara Wrasidlo joined the faculty of the English Department in 1986 and, four years later, came to the Department of Languages and Literatures to teaching lower- and upper-division German courses, both on campus and in Germany.

Professor Wrasidlo also teaches at San Diego Mesa College and has taught English and Russian at other institutions.

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Victor Zambrano

Victor Zambrano, PhD

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

Office: Founders 142

Office Hours: As of 9/2: M/W, 7:15-7:45 a.m.; M/W/F, 10:05-11:05

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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