Core Faculty

The program's Core Faculty serve as the primary advisors for Certificate. If you are interested in applying to the program, your first step is to meet with a Core Faculty member to discuss your interest in the program. In general, it is best to choose an advisor with expertise in the language you want to teach, but you are free to work with any Core Faculty member who agrees to be your advisor.

Angélica Aamezcua, Assistant Professor (Spanish & Portuguese)
Paul Aoki, Director of the Language Learning Center and Affiliate Assistant Professor
Nancy Bou Ayash, Associate Professor (English)
Bojan Belic, Teaching Professor (Slavic)
Klaus Brandl, Professor (German)
Dafney Blanca Dabach, Associate Professor (Education)
Ana Fernandez Dobao, Associate Professor (Spanish & Portuguese)
Katarzyna A. Dziwirek, Professor (Slavic)
Hussein Elkhafaifi, Associate Professor (Near Eastern)
Zev Handel, Professor and Chair (Chinese)
Julia Herschensohn, Professor Emerit (Linguistics)
Chan Lu, Associate Professor (Chinese)
Cristina Sánchez-Martín, Assistant Professor (English)
Suhanthie Motha, Associate Professor (English)
Amy Snyder Ohta, Associate Professor (Japanese)
Priti Sandhu, Associate Professor (English)
Sandra Silberstein, Professor Emerit (English)
Maya Smith, Associate Professor (French & Italian)
Manka Varghese, Professor (Education)
Richard Wright, Professor and Chair (Linguistics)

Graduate faculty with appropriate expertise who are not on this list may, upon approval of the Certificate director, become Core Faculty.

Steering Committee

Amy Snyder Ohta, Certificate Program Director and Steering Committee Chair
Klaus Brandl
Ana Fernandez Dobao
Julia Herschensohn