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
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, web development, sociolinguistics, and film studies. 

Lecturer
Office:
McCone Building 125
Phone:
831.647.6500
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
Office:
IIRC Building
Phone:
831.647.4173
Expertise:

Spanish language and culture, Latin American culture and society, language teaching pedagogy, second language acquisition (SLA), curriculum design

Professor
Office:
McCone Cubicle M
Phone:
831-647-3550
Expertise:

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

Foreign language pedagogy

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.