SUNY Oneonta


Office Contact Information

300 Schumacher Hall
SUNY Oneonta,
Oneonta, NY 13820-4015
Tel: (607) 436-3409
Fax: (607) 436-3429


Gustavo Arango, Associate Professor of Spanish

BA (Social communication, Journalism): U.P.B. Medellín, Colombia. MA (Spanish and Latin American literature): Rutgers University. PhD (Latin American Literature): Rutgers U. Research interests: Latin American Literature and Journalism, Creative Writing in Spanish.

302A Schumacher Hall
(607) 436-3444


Carol Dean, Foreign Language Education

519 Fitzelle Hall
(607) 436-3189


Alejandra Escudero, Spanish Lecturer

BA (Modern Languages and Translation): Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela. MA (Hispanic Studies): The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. PhD 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, Assistant Professor of French

BA, University of California-Berkeley. PhD, 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


Pablo Flores, Spanish Instructor

313 Schumacher Hall
(607) 436-3652


April Ford, French and Creative Writing Instructor

April L. Ford teaches French and Creative Writing at SUNY Oneonta and is co-advisor of the student French club, C.A.F.É. She received her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. Her fiction has been published with both online and print literary journals. Learn more by visiting her website:


Laura Gámez-Romero, Spanish Instructor

313 Schumacher Hall

(607) 436-3652


Naomi Graham, Italian Instructor

302 Schumacher Hall
(607) 436-2549


Domenica Holleran, French Instructor

313 Schumacher Hall
(607) 436-3652


Noriko Kuge, Japanese Instructor

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.


T. Michele Johnson, American Sign Language Instructor

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

María Cristina Montoya, Assistant Professor of Spanish

BA (Social Communication/Journalism): Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. MA (Communication and Education): Teacher’s College, Columbia University. PhD (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

Daniel Nahson, Associate Professor of Spanish

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

306C Schumacher Hall
(607) 436-3239


Elizabeth Small, Associate Professor of Spanish

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

300 Schumacher Hall

Loli Tsan, Assistant Professor of French

BA, MA: Paris-Jussieu University (Paris VII). Doctorat (French Literature): Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV). PhD (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 écriture du manque au Moyen Age.

300A Schumacher Hall
(607) 436-2497


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

Jennifer Regg, Department Secretary

Office Hours
M-F 8-4

300 Schumacher Hall



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