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  • Khalil Barhoum

    Khalil Barhoum

    Senior Lecturer in the Language Center

    BioKhalil Barhoum is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics. He holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Jordan. He came to the U.S. on a Rotary International scholarship, which helped him earn a Masters' degree in English Literature from Georgia Southern in 1977; he received a second Masters and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University in 1985. His teaching experience includes the US State Department's Foreign Service Institute (FSI), Georgetown University, and the Johns Hopkins' School of International Studies (SAIS). Upon obtaining his Ph.D from Georgetown University, he joined Stanford University where he taught Arabic in the Department of Linguistics. Currently, he is coordinator of Stanford's Program of African and Middle Eastern Languages in the Language Center. He is an ACTFL-certified OPI and WPT Tester/Rater in Arabic and has served on the board of the Association of Arabic Teachers in America (AATA). He is a former national president of the Association of Arab American University Graduates(AAUG) and has served twice as the president of its California Chapter. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, edited by Cheryl Rubenberg and published by Lynne Rienner Publishers in 2010. In addition to teaching Arabic courses at all various levels, Dr. Barhoum has designed and taught several language and culture courses, including Arabic Calligraphy; Media Arabic; Colloquial Arabic; Arab Women Writers and Issues; The West through Arab Eyes; The Arab World through Travel Literature; and The Arab World and Culture through Literature. Dr. Barhoum has lectured on Arabic and Arabic literature, Arabic calligraphy, and the Arab world at several college campuses, including Princeton, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UMASS Amherst, among others.

  • Touria Boumehdi

    Touria Boumehdi

    Lecturer

    BioDr. Touria Boumehdi Tomasi serves on the faculty of the Language Center at Stanford University. She teaches all levels of undergraduate and graduate courses in Modern Standard Arabic and Spanish, including accelerated and intensive offerings. Also, in Spring 2016, she will teach a new course in the Department of Languages Cultures and Literatures (DLCL), “Aljamía language and literature through the study and analyze of aljamiado manuscripts.”
    With over 31 years of professional and academic experiences, Dr. Boumehdi has worked as Co-Director of the Spanish Department at the University of Rabat and Professor of Spanish and Arabic in Spain and France at the University of Toulouse le Mirail, the Toulouse School of Business, IAAE Oviedo and ECLAP Valladolid. She completed her Doctorate with a joint Ph.D. and highest honors in Spanish and Arabic at the University of Toulouse, a Master’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Mohammed V in Rabat, and an In-Depth Studies Diploma (DEA) including five post-undergraduate years of study in Oriental Languages, Literature, and Civilizations from the University of Paris III in New Sorbonne. Dr. Boumehdi also holds an MBA in International Marketing and Commerce from E S C Toulouse School of Business and hold 6 years experiences as a Export Manager in 3 French technology firms.
    Included among her recent book and other publications are several articles and her doctoral dissertation published in Spain in 2012 on the topic of Aljamiado (15th and 16th century Spanish manuscripts written in Arabic) language and literature.
    Dr. Boumehdi has been teaching at Stanford since July 2012 where she is a certified ACTFL OPI and WPT Tester of Arabic.

  • Vivian Brates

    Vivian Brates

    Lecturer

    BioVivian Brates is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she attended the University of Buenos Aires. She received an M. A. degree from Georgetown University in Latin American Studies, with a focus on Economic Development, and previously an M. A. degree from UC Santa Barbara in Spanish and Latin American Literature. She worked for several years as a Human Rights Observer and Election Monitor with the United Nations and the OAS in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Guatemala, as well as an advocate and lobbyist in Washington DC. She has worked at Stanford since 2005, and also has volunteered for the Prison University Project teaching Spanish at San Quentin Prison, the International Institute of the Bay Area preparing immigrants for the US citizenship exam, and at the Dilley Pro Bono Project in Texas and Al Otro Lado in Tijuana, Mexico, helping asylum seekers articulate their fear of return claims. She has focused on developing meaningful partnerships with some of these organizations to offer students real-life experiences with Spanish-speaking communities to raise awareness about other cultures (and their own), grow their intercultural skills, and develop identities as engaged citizens.

  • Maria Comsa

    Maria Comsa

    Lecturer

    BioMaria Teodora received her PhD in French from Stanford University. Her research interests include second-language acquisition, 18th-century French theater, French cinema, and digital humanities.

  • Irene Corso

    Irene Corso

    Lecturer, Stanford Language Center

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests involve doctor-patient relationship and communication strategies as they pertain to (1) the development and instruction of medical Spanish curriculum, (2) satisfaction in health care delivery with emphasis on cross cultural competency issues, and (3) the effectiveness of interpretive systems in health care settings.

  • Sik Dennig

    Sik Dennig

    Lecturer

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHeritage language learning, discourse analysis, technology in language teaching

  • Ameneh Shervin Emami

    Ameneh Shervin Emami

    Lecturer

    BioShervin Emami is Persian Language and Literature Lecturer in the Stanford Language Center. She is completing her dissertation, titled “Persian Contemporary Magical Realism through the Lens of Allegorical and Mystical Writings in Persian Classical Literature,” at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She received her M.A. in Middle Eastern History from California State University-Fullerton, and her M.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from UCLA. Before arriving at Stanford, she taught at UCLA, University of California-Irvine, and University of California-Berkeley.

  • Saadet Ergul

    Saadet Ergul

    Lecturer

    BioSince 2010, Saadet Ebru Ergul has been teaching Turkish language and conversation courses at various levels for both graduates, undergraduate students at the Stanford University Language Center. Currently, she also serves as the Executive Secretary of the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT)

    She holds the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Tester Full Certification and ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) Rater Certification in Turkish.

    She earned her B.A. from Bilkent University, her M.B.A. from Başkent University, and her M.A. from Texas Tech University in Applied Linguistics with an additional focus on French Literature and Language.

    Ebru’s research interests include oral proficiency assessment, curriculum development, interculturality, Turkish Language Framework, and National Language Standards, technology-enhanced language learning, teacher training, and mentoring.

    She also trains at Stanford University Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Orientation, reads and evaluates conference proposals for the Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center Scientific Board (DEKAM), serves as the Turkish Language expert at the National Foreign Language Center - University of Maryland (DATES). Ebru, leads the Enrollment/Survey Statistics for AATT. She serves as a delegate representing AATT at Assembly Member at National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) and at the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language (ACTFL) and is an active member of Foreign Languages Teachers of North California (FLANC).

    She received the ‘iPads for Learning Grant” from Stanford University’s Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning four times, which enabled her students to use customized iPads in her Turkish Language classes and experiment with real-time language learning. Ebru has also assisted many of her students in acquiring Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) from the US Department of State to study Turkish and Summer Fellowships from American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) to do intensive Advanced Turkish language study at Boğaziçi University and Turkish Universities MA Program Fulbright Award.

    She also has served as a task force member on publishing the Turkish annotations and samples for speaking, writing, listening, and reading to accompany the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012.

    ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines for Turkish:
    http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/turkish

    In her spare time, she loves watching figure skating and soccer, gardening, and traveling.

  • Momoe Saito Fu

    Momoe Saito Fu

    Lecturer

    BioMomoe Saito Fu is a lecturer of the Japanese Language Program at Stanford since 2004. She is a certified ACTFL OPI tester.

  • Kristopher Geda (he/him/his)

    Kristopher Geda (he/him/his)

    Lecturer

    BioI teach courses in academic writing, speaking, and listening to graduate students during the academic year. I also teach a practicum-style class in the linguistics department for undergraduate students who want to explore English language teaching in the future. My main areas of interest are writing, grammar, and extra-curricular communicative skills such as developing the cultural literacy to successfully write professional documents like cover letters, CVs, and resumes, as well as make and receive professional phone calls. I speak Spanish and French fairly well and a little bit of Mandarin.

  • Leylanie Go

    Leylanie Go

    Program Coordinator, Language Ctr

    Current Role at StanfordProgram Coordinator

  • Rima Greenhill

    Rima Greenhill

    Senior Lecturer in the Language Center

    BioRima Greenhill was born and raised in Vilnius, the multilingual capital of Lithuania. Rima has made learning and teaching of foreign languages her life-long passion. She has taught all levels of Russian at Stanford since 1991, and prior to that at the School of Slavonic and East European Languages, London University. She has received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Stanford.

    Rima's research interests are trade and diplomatic relations between England and Russia under the Tudors and Stuarts. Currently she is completing a book on Russian elements in Shakespeare's comedy Love's Labour's Lost, which elucidates many heretofore opaque references and relationships.

  • Amy Keohane

    Amy Keohane

    Administrative Associate, Language Ctr

    BioLanguage Center scheduling assistant and building manager. She is in charge of scheduling the more than 900 courses offered by the Language Center each year, ordering books, and organizing Language Center events. She is also the coordinator for the Chinese Summer Language Program and the building manager for Building 30.

  • Eugenia Khassina

    Eugenia Khassina

    Lecturer

    BioEugenia (Zhenya) Khassina is a Lecturer in Russian and Russian Language Program Coordinator. She received her BA in Linguistics and MA in Foreign Language Acquisition Methodology from Maurice Torrez Foreign Language Pedagogical University in Moscow, Russia
    Foreign language pedagogy and second language acquisition has always been central to her professional interests. She has had extensive experience in teaching Russian as a foreign language from beginning to advanced and has been teaching at Stanford since 2004.

  • Robyn Lockwood

    Robyn Lockwood

    Lecturer

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsFlipped Learning, Blended Learning, Critical Thinking

  • Momoyo Lowdermilk

    Momoyo Lowdermilk

    Lecturer

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsInteractive Teaching, CBI, Proficiency-Based Instruction & Learners Autonomy

  • Alice Miano

    Alice Miano

    Lecturer

    BioDr. Alice (Ali) Miano teaches Spanish at all levels from a social justice standpoint. She likewise incorporates and studies the effects of community-engaged language learning (CELL), both in her classes and in the Spanish-speaking communities in which she and her students interact. Dr. Miano's work examines reciprocal gains as well as challenges in CELL, and likewise interrogates traditional notions of "service" and “help” while underscoring the community cultural wealth, resistance, and resilience (Yosso, 2005) found in under-resourced communities and communities of color. Dr. Miano and her second-year students of Spanish have collaborated quarterly on a joint art project with a local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula. Each winter, many of her third-year students embark upon a digital storytelling project with Stanford workers. 
     
    Additionally, Dr. Miano's ethnographic research has examined the literate practices and parental school efforts of Mexican immigrant mothers in the Silicon Valley, finding that regardless of the mothers' (in)access to formal education, they supported their children's schooling in a variety of ways, many of which go unrecognized by educators and the society at large.
     
    Dr. Miano has also volunteered to assist asylum seekers through the CARA Probono Project at the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, TX; Al Otro Lado in Tijuana, Mexico; and the Services, Immigration Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) in the San Francisco Bay Area.
     
    In addition, as a workshop facilitator certified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT), Dr. Miano has been privileged to engage with language instructors at various points around the globe--including Madagascar and Timor Leste, as well as a variety of Latin American countries from Paraguay to Mexico--on behalf of both ACTFL and the U.S. Peace Corps.

  • Joan Molitoris

    Joan Molitoris

    Acad Research & Pgrm Officer, Language Ctr

    Current Role at StanfordAssociate Director, Stanford Language Center
    Lecturer in Spanish, Stanford Language Center

  • Paul Nissler

    Paul Nissler

    Lecturer

    BioPaul grew up in a German-heritage family outside of Madison,Wisconsin. He attended UW-Madison for his undergraduate studies and did his doctoral work at the Pennsylvania State University. He has spent extensive time, studying, researching, working, and engaging professionally, across the span of the German-speaking world.

    In the Fall of 2005, Paul came to Stanford as a Lecturer, teaching both Spanish and German for numerous years. Since 2009 he has additionally served as the German Language Coordinator.

    Dr. Nissler completed ACTFL OPI training in both Spanish and German and has been certified as an oral and written proficiency tester in German since 2010.

    He is also active in the local Bay area German community. He has engaged with local German-schools and previously served as the AATG Testing Chair (currently committee member) and is the current President of the Northern California Chapter of the AATG.

    Paul publishes and presents at academic conferences, both nationally and internationally. He is very enthusiastic about teaching and language learning.

  • Khalid Obeid

    Khalid Obeid

    Lecturer

    BioKhalid Obeid holds an Ed.D degree in Organization and Leadership from the School of Education at the University of San Francisco and a MPA from Notre Dame de Namur University. He received his B.A. in Arabic Language and Literature from Bir Zeit University in Palestine. Dr. Obeid is an ACTFL Certified OPI and WPT Tester/Rater in Arabic. He enjoys literature and loves teaching the Arabic language. His favorite activity is watching, playing and coaching soccer.