Foreign Languages

Faculty Information

The Foreign Languages Department would like to welcome Dr. Ziad Bentahar, Assistant Professor of Arabic & French, and Dr. Diego del Pozo, Assistant Professor of Spanish, as the newest members of our faculty.


Dr. Ziad Bentahar

Ziad Bentahar’s research and teaching are informed by his interest in the dynamics of French and Arabic in contemporary North Africa. His work centers on the liminal position of the Maghreb, and the region’s literary, cultural, and linguistic ties to other areas. He has published several articles on subjects relating to North Africa, ranging from Frantz Fanon’s work in Algeria to popular music in Morocco.


Dr. Diego del Pozo

Dr. del Pozo, Assistant Professor of Spanish, holds a degree in English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Valladolid in Spain, and an M.A. and PhD in Spanish from the University of Georgia. While serving as lecturer at UGA, he created a successful study-abroad program in Havana, Cuba, and also has extensive experience leading study abroad in Spain, Peru, and Argentina. As a teacher, he has sought ways to bridge the gap between academia and the Latino and immigrant communities in the United States. His research focuses on Spanish and Latin American theater and cinema, with special attention to questions of national identity, race, and gender.


Full-Time Faculty

Name Location Telephone
Alegre-Gonzalez, Maria (Spanish & Arabic) LA 4132 410-704-2879
Bentahar, Ziad (French & Arabic) LA 4147 410-704-2878
Castro-Vazquez, Isabel - (Spanish) LA 4138 410-704-2877
de Patricio, Germán (Spanish) LA 4141 410-704-5368
del Pozo, Diego (Spanish) LA 4142 410-704-4171
Ebacher, Colleen (Spanish) LA 4139 410-704-5370
Fu, Ping (Mandarin Chinese) LA 4143 410-704-5371
Martinez-Ibarra, Francisco (Spanish) LA 4149 410-704-2882
McCool, George (French) LA 4152 410-704-2875
McLucas, John C. - (Italian & Latin) LA 4107 410-704-2881
Pampinella, Margherita (Italian & Latin) LA 4210E 410-704-4173
Ramsdell, Lea - Chair - (Spanish & Portuguese) LA 4210D 410-704-5369
Romo, Leticia (Spanish) LA 4151 410-704-2651
Sainson, Katia (French) LA 4146 410-704-2843


Name Location Telephone
Budzinski-Luftig, Annette (German) LA 4111 410-704-5365
Taylor, Kathryn (Spanish) LA 4108 410-704-2453

Part-Time Faculty

Name Location Telephone 
Birke, Johannes (German) LA 3111  
Bor, Eyal (Hebrew) LA 3111 410-704-2883
Di Mauro, Michele (Italian & Latin) LA 3111 410-704-2883
Fleischer, Floriona (French) LA 3111 410-704-2883
Frost, Elisa (Russian) LA 3111 410-704-2883
Girardi, Elisabetta (Italian) LA 3111 410-704-2883
Medvitz, James (Spanish) LA 4115 410-704-2883
Nonogaki, Reiko (Japanese) LA 4112 410-704-2883
Nussa, Caridad (Spanish) LA 3111 410-704-2883
Pan, Xia (Chinese) LA 4115 410-704-2883
Weiczorek, Joseph (Spanish) LA 3111 410-704-2883

Fulbright Foreign Languages Teaching Assistant

Name Location Telephone
Rocha, Daniel (Portuguese) LA 4115 410-704-2883


Faculty Emeritus

Michael O'Pecko Ph.D.

Salvatore Zumbo Ph.D.



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