Language Studies Faculty

Regular Faculty

Mahmoud I. Abdalla

Associate Professor

Office: IIRC Building 7
Email: mabdalla@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.4607

Expertise: 

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

Abdelkader Berrahmoun

Assistant Professor

Office: IIRC Building 2
Email: aberrahmoun@miis.edu
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

Kelley Calvert

Assistant Professor & Writing Center Director

Office: Simoneau House
Email: kelley.calvert@miis.edu

Expertise: 

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

Edgard Coly

Assistant Professor

Office: McCone Building 226
Email: ecoly@miis.edu
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

Jinhuei Enya Dai

Associate Professor

Office: McCone Building 107
Email: jinhuei.dai@miis.edu
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

Michel Gueldry

Professor

Office: McCone Building 225
Email: michel.gueldry@miis.edu
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)

María Jesús Iglesias-Barca

Lecturer

Office: McCone Building 125
Email: miglesiasbarca@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.6500

Expertise: 

Spanish grammar and composition, Spanish advanced conversation

Rana Issa

Lecturer

Office: McCone Building 235
Email: rissa@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.4601

Expertise: 

Arabic language, Arabic culture

Lisa Leopold

Associate Professor

Office: IIRC Building 9
Email: lisa.leopold@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.3599

Expertise: 

English for academic purposes

Naoko Matsuo

Assistant Professor/Language Studies Advisor

Office: McCone Building 222
Email: nmatsuo@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.3512

Expertise: 

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

Sabino Morera

Assistant Professor

Office: McGowan Building 200B
Email: smorera@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.6662

Expertise: 

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

Pablo Oliva

Assistant Professor

Office: IIRC Building
Email: pablo.oliva@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.4173

Expertise: 

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

Vicki Porras

Assistant Professor

Office: McCone Building 124A
Email: vicki.porras@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.3541

Expertise: 

Spanish Language and Culture; Pedagogy;  Business Spanish; Green Business, Second Language Acquisition, Environmental Topics in the Hispanic Countries and Sustainable Development

Anna Vassilieva

Professor

Office: McGowan Building 200A
Email: avassilieva@miis.edu
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