Faculty & Staff

Daniel Nahson, Associate Professor of Spanish

Department Chair

BA (Philosophy, Educational Psychology): Hebrew University of Jerusalem. MA (Latin American Literature): Columbia University. Ph.D. (Spanish Literature): Columbia University. Research interests: Golden Age Spanish Literature; Philosophy and Religion; Jorge Luis Borges.

300B Schumacher Hall
(607) 436-3239


Tammy Jones, Office Assistant

Foreign Languages and Literatures
Tel: (607)-436-3409






Gustavo Arango, Professor of Spanish

Gustavo Arango

BA (Social Communication, Journalism): U.P.B. Medellí­n, Colombia. MA (Spanish and Latin American literature): Rutgers University. Ph.D. (Latin American Literature): Rutgers U.

Research interests: Latin American Literature and Journalism, Creative Writing in Spanish.

302A Schumacher Hall
(607) 436-3444

Gustavo Arango's webpage

El blog de Gustavo Arango 



Carol Dean

Carol Dean, Foreign Language Education

519 Fitzelle Hall
(607) 436-3189



Alejandra Escudero

Alejandra Escudero, Spanish Lecturer

BA (Modern Languages and Translation): Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela. MA (Hispanic Studies): The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Ph.D. in progress (Spanish Linguistics): SUNY-Albany. Teaching areas: Spanish language, Phonetics & Phonology, Translation. Advisor: HOLA Spanish Club. Research areas: Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Venezuelan Spanish, Relative Clauses in Foreign Language textbooks, Language Use and Usage.
306B Schumacher Hall


David Fieni

David Fieni, Assistant Professor of French

BA, University of California-Berkeley. Ph.D., UCLA. Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in French and History Across the Disciplines, Cornell University. Special interests in francophone literature and societies, postcolonial theory, literature and thought from the Maghreb in French and Arabic, orientalism, comparative literature, the relationship between mourning and literary practice, and global multilingual graffiti.

306A Schumacher Hall
(607) 436-3212



 Mari­a Cristina Montoya

Maria­ Cristina Montoya, Associate Professor of Spanish

BA (Social Communication/Journalism): Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. MA (Communication and Education): Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Ph.D. (Spanish Linguistics): SUNY-Albany. Teaching areas: Spanish for Bilinguals, Phonetics, Sociolinguistics, Spanish Language with Service Learning. Advisor: HOLA Spanish Club; Research interests: heritage language maintenance, the possessive expression, understanding diversity in the public school system, and Hispanic rural settlement.
301 Schumacher Hall
(607) 436-3242


Elizabeth Small

Elizabeth Small, Associate Professor of Spanish (On sabbatical leave 2018)

AB (Comparative Literature): Cornell University. MA & Ph.D. (Spanish): Yale University. Research interests: 19th & 20th-century Peninsular Spanish poetry, and current Spanish science fiction.

306C Schumacher Hall


Loli Tsan

Loli Tsan, Assistant Professor of French

BA, MA: Paris-Jussieu University (Paris VII). Doctorat (French Literature): Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV). Ph.D. (Romance Linguistics & Literature): UCLA; 19th-century French Symbolism, French and Italian Medieval studies, Medievalism, Desire in Medieval literature. Creative Writing in French. Classical Music performance. Currently working on book titled: Fragmentation et Ecriture du manque au Moyen Age.


300A Schumacher Hall
(607) 436-2497



Laura Dohner

Laura Dohner, Adjunct Lecturer


BA (Spanish): University of Akron Honors College. MA (Applied Linguistics): Kent State University. PhD (Translation Studies): Binghamton University. Research interests: Children’s Literature in Translation; Rhetoric; Language Acquisition.









Viridiana García Choy

BA (Communication Sciences): Universidad José Vasconcelos de Oaxaca, México. MA in progress (Museum Studies): The Cooperstown Graduate Program, SUNY Oneonta. Interests: Modern Art, Film, Migration and Diversity, Museum Education.

Office: 313 Schumacher Hall






Naomi Graham, Italian Instructor

Naomi Graham

302 Schumacher Hall
(607) 436-2549



Sara Gutierrez, Spanish Instructor

BA (Adolescent Education/Spanish): SUNY Oneonta, MA in progress (Higher Education Administration): SUNY Stony Brook. Interests: International Higher Education; Diversity in Higher Education; The Contemporary Undergraduate; Enrollment Managment.





Domenica Holleran, French Instructor

313 Schumacher Hall
(607) 436-3652

T. Michele Johnson, American Sign Language Instructor

T. Michele Johnson

AAS (American Sign Language Interpreting for the Deaf): Suffolk County Community College. BS (Elementary Education): SUNY Oneonta. MSEd (Deaf and Hard of Hearing): Hunter College. Member: Phi Sigma Iota, Kappa Delta Pi, ASLTA (American Sign Language Teacher’s Assoc.), NAD (Nat’l Assoc. for the Deaf). Current Interests: Freelance interpreting of all kinds, especially musical interpreting.
313 Schumacher Hall

Noriko Kuge, Japanese Instructor

Noriko Kuge

BA (Fine Arts): Brandeis University. MAT (Elementary Education): Simmons College. Japanese Instructor: Boston Institute of International Communication, Inc., Chestnut Hill School, Bridge School, Duke School. Freelance Japanese Interpreter and Translator.





 Akira Yatsuhashi

Akira Yatsuhashi, Latin and Ancient Greek Instructor and English Professor

BA: Beloit College (History). AM: Dartmouth College (Comparative Literature and Poetics). MA: Tufts University (Classics); PhD: Duke University (Classical Studies). Research Interests: Hellenistic Society and Culture, Ancient Alexandria, the Greek Novel, Ancient and Modern Imperialism and Colonialism, Ancient and Modern Scholarly Culture, Ancient Ethnicity, Film.

135 Physical Sciences Building
(607) 436-3900