Regular Faculty

Associate Professor
Office:
IIRC Building 7
Phone:
831.647.4607
Expertise:

Arabic language, Arab culture and media, linguistics, second language acquisition, language culture and identity.

Assistant Professor, Summer Intensive Arabic Language Coordinator
Office:
IIRC Building 2
Phone:
831-647-6500
Expertise:

Pedagogy of language acquisition, integration of technology and cultural studies into the language curriculum, conflict and peace in the MENA (Middle East-North Africa) region, the history of colonialism and its aftermath in North Africa, socio-political and economic roots of popular uprisings in the Arab world, and political Islam

Assistant Professor & Writing Center Director
Office:
Simoneau House
Phone:
831.647.4194
Expertise:

Advanced Research Writing, Editing Writing, English conversation skills, grammar, rhetoric and composition skills

Assistant Professor
Office:
McCone Building 226
Phone:
831.647.3506
Expertise:

African politics and cultures, Africa in the arena of globalization, contemporary France, Francophone literature, twentieth century French literature, postmodernism and postcolonial theory

Associate Professor
Office:
McCone Building 107
Phone:
831.647.6570
Expertise:

Cognitive linguistics, Chinese cognitive linguistics, Chinese as a heritage language, Chinese and Taiwanese popular culture, linguistic anthropology, and interactive blogging

Professor
Office:
McCone Building 225
Phone:
831.647.3508
Expertise:

French politics, business and history, French language, cinema and civilization; Western Europe; European Union, European integration, transatlantic relations, language pedagogy and content-based instruction (Monterey Model), sustainability studies (in connection with business, international relations and cultural/psychological forces)

Assistant Professor
Office:
400 Pacific D207
Phone:
(831)-647-3085
Expertise:

My main area of expertise is second language development & technology. In particular, my dissertation focuses on Language Learning Social Networks (LLSNs) and the interchange of languages as part of the curriculum. In this field I like to see myself not only as a researcher but also as a practitioner, relentlessly willing to improve and develop spaces and resources for open online language learning. Other areas of research and professional experience include journalism, study abroad, and social entrepreneurship.

Lecturer
Office:
McCone Building 125
Phone:
831.647.3562
Expertise:

Spanish grammar and composition, Spanish advanced conversation

Lecturer
Office:
McCone Building 235
Phone:
831.647.4601
Expertise:

Arabic language, Arabic culture

Associate Professor
Office:
IIRC Building 9
Phone:
831.647.3599
Expertise:

English for academic purposes

Assistant Professor/Language Studies Advisor
Office:
McCone Building 222
Phone:
831.647.3512
Expertise:

Japanese language and culture, pedagogy, Japanese for business, current issues in Japanese media

Assistant Professor
Office:
McGowan Building 200B
Phone:
831.647.6662
Expertise:

Spanish-English translation, English and Spanish linguistics, Language and Translation Pedagogy

Assistant Professor, Summer Intensive Spanish Language Coordinator
Office:
IIRC Building
Phone:
831.647.4173
Expertise:

Second language acquisition, Content and language integration, curriculum design, autonomy and motivation in L2 learning, Latin American culture and society 

Professor
Office:
McGowan Building 200A
Phone:
831.647.3546
Expertise:

Contemporary Russian politics, Russian politics in Central Asia, Russian culture and society, Siberia, Russians in Japan.

Dr. Vassilieva interviewed on PBS's NewHour

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Faculty
Office:
McCone Cubicle 8
Phone:
(831)-647-4185
Expertise:

I have completed postgraduate studies in didactics and linguistics in the Spanish Basque Country. I currently teach content-based Spanish language classes related to social justice, history, Latin American history, US-Latin American policy, international trade, economics, and international relations. I learned to speak Spanish and Basque fluently while living in Spain and teaching ESL(English as a Second Language).  Because of my strong belief in both grammar fundamentals and immersion, I also lived and worked in Puerto Rico and Chile--where my love for the ocean and Spanish combined beautifully. 

Adjunct
Office:
McCone Cubicle M
Phone:
831-647-4185
Expertise:

Second language acquisition (I am particularly interested in the pragmatic and grammatical development among learners of Japanese.)

Foreign language pedagogy