Modern Languages

Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of a diverse and energetic group of professionals who are passionate about the language and culture they teach and are committed to fostering strong conversational skills in a second language. Department offerings are enhanced by the use of technological innovations and films. Our Spanish faculty have expertise in the areas of Peninsular Spanish and Spanish American literature.

Jose Alvarez-Fernandez

Chair, Department of Modern Languages; Associate Professor of Modern Languages
Ph.D., Michigan State University; M.A., B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Katherine Smith Barry

Lecturer, Modern Languages
M.A., Simmons College en Córdoba, Spain; B.A., St. Lawrence University


Isa Orvieto

Lecturer, Modern Languages; Italian Program Coordinator
M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst; M.A., University La Sapienza Rome, Italy


Arlyn Sanchez Silva

Associate Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., M.A., Harvard University; B.A., University of Puerto Rico