May 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures

Department Chair: Aparna Nayak

Office: Academic Services, Room 309
Telephone: (562) 985‑4317

Program Directors

  • French: Markus Muller
  • German: Jeffrey L. High
  • Italian: Clorinda Donato
  • Spanish: Alicia del Campo

RGRLL Language Coordinator: Nicolas Bordage

Single Subject Coordinator for World Languages: Cynthia Leathers

French Faculty: Laura Ceia, Clorinda Donato, Markus Muller, Aparna Nayak, Najib Redouane

German Faculty: Robert Blankenship, Jeffrey L. High, Nele Hempel-Lamer

Italian Faculty: Clorinda Donato, Enrico Vettore

Spanish Faculty: Jeanette Acevedo Rivera, Maria Carreira, Alicia del Campo, Daniel Herrera Cepero, Bonnie Gasior, Claire E. Martin

Administrative Analyst/Specialist: Alessandro Russo

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors. Single Subject Credential Coordinator, Undergraduate Advisor, Graduate Advisor.

College: College of Liberal Arts  

Related Departments: 

Courses: RGR, ARAB, PORT  

Teaching Assistantships in French, German, Italian, and Spanish

Teaching Assistantships are available for qualified students in the French, German, Italian, and Spanish M.A. Programs. New applicants for Teaching Assistantships must have been accepted into the M.A. Program and must present a letter of application, a resume, a complete set of transcripts, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to the Language Coordinator. Teaching Assistants are required to enroll in RGR 601 - Teaching Methodology . Students are also encouraged to apply for financial assistance under the Federal Work-Study Program.

Scholarships Available in the Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures Department

The Department awards over $20,000 of scholarships annually. Please contact the department office for application deadlines or visit our website at


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