Faculty: Language And Culture

School of Humanities:
Language and Culture Faculty (Board of Study)

Marc Brudzinski
Assistant Professor of Language and Culture

BA, Williams College; PhD, Duke University.
marc.brudzinski@purchase.edu

Ager Gondra-Astigarraga
Assistant Professor of Language and Culture

BA, MAT, Universidad de Deusto (Spain); MA, PhD, Purdue University.
ager.gonder-astigarraga@purchase.edu

Gari LaGuardia
Associate Professor of Spanish and Literature

BA, Columbia University; PhD, University of Pennsylvania.
gari.laguardia@purchase.edu

Deborah K. Symons
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

BA, MA equivalent, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
deborah.symons@purchase.edu

Kalin Wang
Lecturer in Chinese
(part-time)
BA, People’s University of Beijing.
kalin.wang@purchase.edu

Faculty Emeriti

James Cookman
Associate Professor Emeritus of Language and Culture
(French)
BA, Iona College; MA, New York University.

Maria Gagliardo
Associate Professor Emerita of Spanish

Maestra Normal Nacional, Argentina; BA, MA, Hunter College.

Naomi Holoch
Associate Professor Emerita of French and Literature

BA, Oberlin College; Licence-ès-Lettres, University of Aix-en-Provence; PhD, Columbia University.

Gregorio Rosenblum
Associate Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Drama Studies

BA, University of Chile; MFA, Karlova University of Prague.

Ronnie Scharfman
Professor Emerita of French and Literature

BA, Bryn Mawr College; Licence-ès-Lettres, Maitrise-ès-Lettres, University of Aix-en-Provence; MPhil, PhD, Yale University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Renneth Sorhaindo
Associate Professor Emeritus of Language and Culture
(Spanish)
BA, Iona College; MA, Hunter College; MSc, Lehman College; PhD, Pennsylvania State University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.

David Villecco
Associate Professor Emeritus of Language Arts

BA, Iona College; MA, St. John’s University; PhD, Universidad Inter-Americana, Mexico.

Philippa Wehle
Professor Emerita of French, Drama Studies, and Literature

BA, Bucknell University; MA, Middlebury College; PhD, Columbia University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Updated July 1, 2013

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