Former Faculty


Perez-AbreuC 0051-cropCatalina Perez Abreu
Assistant Professor (Spanish)
B.A., 2000, M.A., 2002, University of New Mexico
Ph.D., 2009, University of Notre Dame.

Scholarly/Research Interests: Latin American within the United States, the historical and cultural relationships that exist between the Latin American, Spanish, and Latino literatures.  She examines these disciplines in light of the transnational studies, immigration, exile, transculturation, and women and ethnic studies.


Makiko Nakano

Makiko Nakano
Visiting Assistant Professor

B.A., 1997, Sophia University, Foreign Studies
M.A., 2005, Waseda University, Japanese Applied Linguistics

Scholary/Research Interests
Teaching Japanese as a second language, Learning Environment


Takami MohriTakami Mohri
Visiting Assistant Professor.

M.A., Waseda University, 2004. ABD,
Waseda University.



Julia MedianJulia Medina
Assistant Professor

B.A., 1997,
Ph.D. University of California at Davis.

Appointed 2006.


Catherine GrimmCatherine Grimm
Assistant Professor of German

M.A., 1992, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Ph.D., 1998, Northwestern University.

Appointed 2003.


Rebecca Whitehead SchwarzRebecca Whitehead-Schwarz
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Research interestes include 20th- and 21st-century Latin American narrative, Women's and Gender Studies with a focus on the female body, and Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay) literatures and cultures.

Appointed 2006.