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:

Conchi Moraleda


María Concepción Moraleda Carrascal

María Concepión Moraleda Carrascal (Conchi) received a Bachelor's Degree in English with a minor in French from the University of Alicante, Spain. After graduation, Conchi then took courses in Spanish as a foreign language. As a result of her desire to teach Spanish as a foreign language, Conchi completed a visiting professor internship in Lafayette, Indiana. Upon returning to Spain, Conchi enrolled in a Masters program in Spanish and English as second/foreign language at the University of Alicante. She completed her Masters in May, 2011. After completing her Masters, Conchi was a Spanish professor at the Univeristy of Kuchi in Salzburg, Austria. Conchi is currently teaching Spanish courses to American students at the University of Alicante.

Marisa Desantis-Hayman Marisa Desantis-Hayman

Marisa DeSantis-Hayman received a B.A. from Dickinson College with a major in Spanish and a minor in Russian, an M.A. in Spanish at Middlebury College’s campus in Madrid and additional graduate work at Pennsylvania State University. Her pedagogical interests include technology in the foreign language classroom and heritage speaker language acquisition.


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