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Dr. Maria Akrabova, Department Chair and Associate Professor

Maria Akrabova, Ph.D. is the chair of the Modern Languages Department and Associate Professor of Spanish. Maria received her M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics and Translation from Sofia University and her Ph.D. in Latin American Narrative from the University of Kansas. She has received prestigious honors for her teaching excellence including the Mortar Board Award for Teaching Excellence (2007) and the Educator Contribution Award, from MANA: A National Latina Organization (2007).

Modern Languages Staff

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Maria Bracamontes

Program Assistant

[email protected] 303-615-1722
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Alexis Magaña

Academic Advisor

Office Hours: M T 9:00am-3:00pm by appointment, 3:00-4:00 pm drop-in (PL-302); W R 9:00am-3:00pm by appointment, 3:00-4:00 pm drop-in (CN-211E); F 9:00am-3:00pm by appointment, 3:00-4:00 pm drop-in

[email protected] 303-605-5884

American Sign Language Faculty

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Kim Harris, M.A.

Instructor of American Sign Language

[email protected] 303-615-1990
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Lynn Wismann, M.A.

Instructor of ASL

[email protected]

Chinese Faculty

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Jian Guatney, M.A.

Instructor of Chinese

[email protected] 303-615-1730

French Faculty

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Jean-François Duclos, Ph.D.

Professor of French

[email protected] 303-615-0371
Andreea M. Prundeanu-Thrower

Andreea M. Prundeanu-Thrower, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of French

[email protected] 303-615-1310
Ann Williams

Ann Williams, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of French

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Modern Languages Faculty and Staff

Synthia Auligné

Instructor of French

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German Faculty

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Lawrence Glatz, Ph.D.

Professor of German

[email protected] 303-615-0477

Italian Faculty

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Simona Sansovini, M.A.

Senior Lecturer of Italian

[email protected] 303-615-1108

Japanese Faculty

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Carol Esaki-Brunson

Instructor of Japanese

[email protected] 303-605-7072
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Setsu Kawada

Instructor of Japanese

[email protected] 303-615-1733
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Kayoko Moore, M.A.

Instructor of Japanese

[email protected] 303-615-1746
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Maximilian Shakely

Instructor of Japanese

[email protected] 303-615-1722

Spanish Faculty

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Oriol Casañas

Instructor of Spanish

[email protected] 303-615-1727
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Kelly Conroy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Spanish

[email protected] 303-615-0313
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Roberto J. Forns-Broggi, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish

[email protected] 303-615-0426
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Wendy Gallagher

Senior Lecturer of Spanish

[email protected] 303-615-0448
Professor Jose García-Paine

José García-Paine, Ph.D.

Instructor of Spanish

[email protected] 303-615-1729
Professor Graham Ignizio

Graham Ignizio, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish

[email protected] 303-615-0611
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Meredith Jeffers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

[email protected] 303-615-0633
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Victoria Kargar, M.A.

Instructor of Spanish

[email protected]
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Lunden MacDonald, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish

[email protected] 303-605-5623
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Enrique Mejía, M.A.

Instructor of Spanish

[email protected] 303-615-1737
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Cristina Míguez Cruz, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish

[email protected] 303-615-0858
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María Rey-López, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish

[email protected] 303-615-1054

Modern Languages Contact Information

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Campus Location

Plaza Building, Room 360

Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM




Mailing Address

Department of Modern Languages
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 26
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO

Faculty Mailbox Locations

Plaza Building, Room 360