Adam M. John, Ph.D.

Adam M. John is an associate professor of French and Spanish and the director of the interim program in Martinique. He holds a Ph.D. in French and Francophone cultures and civilizations from the Pennsylvania State University. He teaches courses on the Caribbean, France and French-speaking Africa. His research interests include Haitian literature and culture, French language media and post-colonialism.

Rona L. Haftel, M.A.
Rona Haftel, instructor of Spanish, has taught first, second and third year levels. She holds a B.A. from Temple University and a M.A. in Spanish language and literature from Kutztown University. She has a special interest in the cultures and language(s) of Mexico, Central and South America.
John S. Incledon, Ph.D.

John S. Incledon is a professor of Spanish and serves as director of the Holocaust Studies Program. He holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Binghamton University. Besides Spanish language at all levels, he teaches courses on Latin America, Peninsular Spanish and Holocaust literature. His research interests include Latin American literature, film and translation.

M. Karen Jogan, Ph.D.

M. Karen Jogan received the M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Linguistics and the M.Ed. in English Education from Temple University. She received the M.S. in Instructional Technology from Philadelphia University. Her interests are in Hispanic literature and cultural studies, especially from Spain and the Andean and southern cone regions of Latin America. In addition to teaching all levels of Spanish, she contributes to the Albright graduate program leading to ESL endorsement. Albright students have travelled with her to Peru and Chile to work on education projects in university programs.

Melissa Shay Katz, M.A.

Melissa Shay Katz holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Virginia. After completing her graduate studies, she moved to Spain where she resided for two years. Since joining the Albright faculty in 2000, she has taught Spanish, Italian and English as a Second Language.

Abby McGovern, Ph.D.

Abby McGovern, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, received her B.A. from Clarion University of PA in Spanish and a minor in French. She received her masters and doctoral degrees in Spanish language and literature from Temple University. Her research interests include the subject of women and women writers in medieval and colonial Spanish literature.

María M. Meléndez, Ph.D.
María M. Meléndez is an associate professor of Spanish and French. She holds a Ph.D. in French and second/foreign language pedagogy from the Pennsylvania State University. She teaches courses at all levels in Spanish and language courses in French. Her current research interests include gender/women studies and Latin American women writers.
Kathleen M. Ozment, M.A.
Kathleen Ozment received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota with a triple major in Spanish, French and English. She received her M.A. from the University of Arizona in Latin American Studies. She teaches all levels of Spanish. Her research interests include the acquisition of a second language as well as the role of women in Latin America.
Janice Rodríguez
Janice E. Rodríguez, M.A.
Janice E. Rodríguez received a B.A. in French from Millersville University and an M.A. in Spanish language and literature from the University of Pennsylvania. Since joining the faculty of Albright in 2002, she has taught elementary and intermediate Spanish and first year seminars.
Visiting Instructors for Current Academic Year:

Lucía Sánchez Munoz


Lucía Sánchez Muñoz

Lucía Sánchez Muñoz is from Albacete, Spain. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Studies from the University of Murcia. Also, she holds a Master's Degree in Teaching English and Spanish as a Second/Foreign Language from the University of Alicante. She did her training as a Spanish professor at Kuchl University in Salzburg, Austria. That was her first experience with undergraduate students. After that, she taught English for four years in a private language school in her hometown, where she had the chance to work with children, teenagers and adults at all levels of language learning.

Giselle Pisani Andrea Giselle Pisani

Giselle is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a graduate and certified teacher of English as a Second Language from the Instituto Superior del Profesorado Dr. Joaquín V. González, one of the most prestigious institutions in Argentina. Throughout her career, she has worked with children, teenagers and adults of all levels of English in both private and state schools. Currently, she is a Senior Examiner for the CLE (Certificados en Lenguas Extranjeras) program that the Government of Buenos Aires offers to students, as well as a high school and primary school teacher. She has a special interest in language acquisition and diversity in the classroom.


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