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    - French
    - Spanish

• Interdisciplinary Minors in
    French or Spanish

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   beyond the classroom
    - French
    - Spanish

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    - Chinese
    - French
    - German
    - Spanish

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Arcana Albright, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French
610-921-7694 | aalbright@albright.edu

Arcana Albright holds a bachelor of arts from U.C. Berkeley, an Ed.M. from Harvard University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches courses in French language, literature, and culture, both in Reading, PA and in Paris, France. Her research focuses on contemporary French experimental writing, both fictional and autobiographical. She has published essays in French and in English on literary self-portraiture and on the relationship between contemporary literature and visual media, particularly television, photography, film and installation art. 

Lennie Amores, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
610-921-7692 | lamores@albright.edu

Lennie Amores holds a Ph.D. from the University of Miami in romance languages where she specialized in peninsular Spanish literature and cultural studies. Her research focuses on the role of immigration in redefining Spanish national identity in contemporary narrative and film. She enjoys attending workshops and webinars on language teaching and technology to update her language, literature and culture courses.

Rona Haftel, M.A.
Instructor of Spanish
610-921-7696 | rhaftel@albright.edu

Rona Haftel, instructor of Spanish, has taught first, second and third year levels. She holds a B.A. from Temple University and a M.A. in Spanish language and literature from Kutztown University. She has a special interest in the cultures and language(s) of Mexico, Central and South America.

John Incledon, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish
610-921-7689  | jincledon@albright.edu

John S. Incledon is a professor of Spanish and serves as director of the Holocaust Studies Program. He holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Binghamton University. Besides Spanish language at all levels, he teaches courses on Latin America, Peninsular Spanish and Holocaust literature. His research interests include Latin American literature, film and translation.

M. Karen Jogan, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish
610-921-7693  | kjogan@albright.edu

M. Karen Jogan received the M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Linguistics and the M.Ed. in English Education from Temple University. She received the M.S. in Instructional Technology from Philadelphia University. Her interests are in Hispanic literature and cultural studies, especially from Spain and the Andean and southern cone regions of Latin America. In addition to teaching all levels of Spanish, she contributes to the Albright graduate program leading to ESL endorsement. Albright students have travelled with her to Peru and Chile to work on education projects in university programs.

Adam John, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French and Spanish
610-921-7699 | ajohn@albright.edu

Adam M. John is an associate professor of French and Spanish and the director of the interim program in Martinique. He holds a Ph.D. in French and Francophone cultures and civilizations from the Pennsylvania State University. He teaches courses on the Caribbean, France and French-speaking Africa. His research interests include Haitian literature and culture, French language media and post-colonialism. 

Melissa Shay Katz, M.A.
Instructor of Spanish
610-921-7858  | mkatz@albright.edu

Melissa Shay Katz holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Virginia. After completing her graduate studies, she moved to Spain, where she resided for two years. Since joining the Albright faculty in 2000, she has taught Spanish, Italian and English as a Second Language.

Abby McGovern, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
610-921-7691  | amcgovern@albright.edu

Abby McGovern, Assistant Professor of Spanish, received her B.A. from Clarion University of PA in Spanish and a minor in French. She received her masters and doctoral degrees in Spanish language and literature from Temple University. Her research interests include the subject of women and women writers in medieval and colonial Spanish literature. 

María Meléndez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish and French.
610-921-7690  | mmelendez@albright.edu

María M. Meléndez is an associate professor of Spanish and French. She holds a Ph.D. in French and second/foreign language pedagogy from the Pennsylvania State University. She teaches courses at all levels in Spanish and language courses in French. Her current research interests include gender/women studies and Latin American women writers.

Newton Perrin, Ph.D.
Professor of German
610-921-7688  | nperrin@albright.edu

Archie Perrin received his A.B., M.A. and Ph.D. - all in German - from the University of California at Berkeley. He teaches the intermediate levels of German, German literature in translation, European literature at the turn of the twentieth century, the arts of China and Africa, Modern Art, history of design, history of photograph, and an interdisciplinary course in modern art and experimental filmmaking. His research interests are in the relationship of literature and art, literary theory, art and the human body and history of the cinema.

Janice E. Rodríguez, M.A.
Instructor of Spanish
610-921-7714 | jrodriguez@albright.edu

Janice Rodríguez received a B.A. in French from Millersville University and an M.A. in Spanish language and literature from the University of Pennsylvania. Since joining the faculty of Albright in 2002, she has taught elementary and intermediate Spanish and first year seminars. Her pedagogical interests include content-based and flipped instruction.

Visiting Professors for Current Academic Year 

Luca Bazzi Otero
Visiting Instructor of Spanish
610-921-7657  | lbazziotero@albright.edu

Luca Bazzi Otero received a bachelor's degree in translation and interpretation with a specialty in English and French from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and a master's degree in teaching Spanish as a foreign language at the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid. His master’s thesis analyzed preposition mistakes made by French and Italian students of Spanish. He has worked as a Spanish teacher in Paris, Martinique, and Madrid.

Chloé Grosse
Visiting Instructor of French
610-921-7812  | cgrosse@albright.edu

Chloé Grosse received a bachelor’s degree in English literature and civilization from the Sorbonne in Paris; she spent a year in England as a French teaching assistant. She then completed a master’s degree at the Sorbonne to become an English teacher and taught for one year in a high school in Paris. Last year Chloé returned to the Sorbonne to earn a higher English teaching diploma called the “agrégation.”  Her aim is to teach English and French abroad.

Lu Han, M.A.
Visiting Instructor of Chinese
610-921- | lhan@albright.edu

Lu Han received a bachelor's degree in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages in Xi'an, China. She interned in two universities in Xi'an, where she deepened her understanding of teaching Chinese as a second language. She completed a master's degreee in education at the University of Pennsylvania with a specialization in teaching English to speakers of other languages. While pursuing her degree, she taught both Chinese and English to learners from a variety of backgrounds.

Andrea Olivares Beltrán
Visiting Instructor of Spanish
610 921-7695  | aolivares@albright.edu

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Andrea knew at the age of ten she wanted to be a language teacher. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in Colombia and her master’s degree in teaching English and Spanish from the Universidad de Alicante in Spain. She has collaborated with two Erasmus+ European Projects to develop online materials for learning English and Spanish. Andrea loves traveling and playing soccer.