Language Experts

Jeanette Altarriba
Psychology, Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
Areas of expertise: Psychology of language, Psycholinguistics, Second language acquisition, Bilingualism, Knowledge representation, Eye movements and reading, Concept and category formation, Cognition and emotion, Cross-cultural psychology, False and autobiographical memory within and between languages, Survival processing, Interaction between language, Memory, Perception
Anthony DeBlasi Photo
East Asian Studies
Associate Professor of Chinese Studies
Areas of expertise: China, Chinese culture, Chinese history, Confucianism
Susanna Fessler
East Asian Studies
Professor of Japanese Studies
Areas of expertise: Japanese literature and culture of the modern era
Istvan Kecskes
Educational Theory & Practice, Communication, School of Education
Distinguished Professor
Areas of expertise: Second language acquisition, Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Intercultural communication, Foreign language learning, English as a Lingua Franca, Cognitive linguistics
Maria G. Keyes, Lecturer of Italian and UHS Italian Liaison
Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Lecturer of Italian and UHS Italian Liaison
Areas of expertise: Italian and French language and literature, Italian culture, Civilization, Film and cinema, Italian American experience, Contemporary Italian society
Carla Meskill
Educational Theory & Practice, School of Education
Areas of expertise: Language of teaching and learning with technology, Distance/online education, Computer-assisted language learning, Second language and bilingual education, Media literacy, Electronic literacy
Olimpia Pelosi
Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Associate Professor of Italian
Areas of expertise: Italian and comparative literature, Women mystic writers of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque period, Italian theatre of the Renaissance and Baroque period
Timothy Sergay
Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Associate Professor of Russian
Areas of expertise: Russian language, Russian-English translation, 20th century Russian literature