School of Humanities and Sciences

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  • Ramzi Salti

    Ramzi Salti

    Advanced Lecturer

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsLecturer in Arabic at Stanford since 1999 with high proficiency in use of technology to enhance language learning. Active ACTFL Rater. Creator/Host of Arabology radio/podcast, blog and YouTube Channel. Doctorate in Comparative Literature with extensive list of publications. Radio Broadcaster with FCC clearance. Francophone Literature. Arab American Literature. Public Speaker.

  • Caitlin E. Samples

    Caitlin E. Samples


    BioCaitlin E. Samples is Lecturer in Spanish at the Stanford Language Center. She holds an MA in Spanish from Baylor University and is presently ABD in Hispanic linguistics at the University of Georgia. Her work centers on second and heritage language acquisition at the interfaces among syntax, morphology, and semantics. Other interests include trends in gender-inclusive language use on social media. Samples' current projects include research on possessive structure use among second-language learners of English and heritage and second-language learners of Spanish, as well as how Peninsular Spanish Twitter users employ gender-inclusive morphemes in their posts.

    Prior to arriving at Stanford's Language Center, Samples taught all levels of first- and second-year Spanish at the University of Georgia. At Stanford, she teaches first- and second-year Spanish, also. Among her teaching interests are language use in Hispanic populations, Hispanic cultural practices, and cultural products as reflections of historical events.

  • Elena Vlahu Scott

    Elena Vlahu Scott

    Academic - Staff Hourly, Language Ctr

    BioBorn and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece but the Bay Area is my home for many years. UC Berkeley BA in Classical Languages, University College London, MSc in Social Anthropology.
    Research on "Agia Kore: The Modern Demeter and Persephone", a story of a small church in Mount Olympus that resembles its story with Demeter and Persephone. MSc Thesis and Fieldwork on Muslim minority population in Northern Greece.

  • Agripino S. Silveira

    Agripino S. Silveira

    Advanced Lecturer

    BioAgripino is as Advanced Lecturer in Portuguese at the Stanford Language Center. He earned his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of New Mexico with a research focus on “Subject Expression in Brazilian Portuguese.” Over the years, Agripino has made significant contributions to the field of linguistics and Portuguese language studies, with publications that include the "Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar" (co-authored) and several research articles in notable journals.

    In addition to his academic accomplishments, Agripino has a rich history of teaching, having been a faculty member at the Middlebury Language Schools and an ESL instructor at the University of New Mexico. He has also held administrative roles, including co-chairing the Portuguese Special Interest Group (SIG) and coordinating pronunciation courses at the Middlebury Portuguese Language School.

    Agripino's expertise is further highlighted by his role as a rater and tester of Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPIs) and as a rater of Written Proficiency Tests (WPTs), both in Portuguese.

    His professional affiliations include the American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese (AOTP), American Portuguese Studies Association (APSA), Linguistic Society of America (LSA), and the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), among others.

  • Francis Smith

    Francis Smith

    Academic Staff - Hourly - CSL, Language Ctr

    BioFrank Smith has studied Khmer language since 1987 and has been teaching it since 1990. He also teaches Khmer language at the University of California, Berkeley, since 2008.