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


Idoia Martinez-del Mozo

Lecturer of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages
B.A., Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao, Spain); M.A., University of Illinois


Isa Orvieto

Senior Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages
M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst; M.A., University La Sapienza Rome, Italy


Mustapha Sami

Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages
Ph.D., University of Florida; M.A., University of South Florida; B.A., Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco