Faculty & Staff

This slideshow is not enabled

For more information about our programs, or to arrange to visit the campus, our classes in session or to attend an Open House, please contact [email protected]609-895-5591.

Headshot of Daria Cohen
Professor of Spanish
Fine Arts 383

Daria Cohen received her Ph.D. in Spanish from Rutgers University. Her dissertation analyzed the burgeoning subjectivity of the female body in short prose narratives by canonical authors from both Spain and Latin America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Dr. Cohen’s research interests include the Hispanic modernist short story, theater, subjectivity, narratology, gender studies, pop culture and foreign language pedagogy.

Headshot of Hernán Fontanet
Professor of Spanish
Fine Arts 367


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish with concentration in Latin American Literature (with honors), Doctor en Filosofía y Letras (cum laude). Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain 2003.
  • Master of Arts in Literature with concentration in Spanish Literature, Filólogo Hispánico. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain 1998.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature with concentration in Hispanic Literature, Licenciado en Letras. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina 1994.

Publications – Books

Headshot of Cynthia Martinez
Assistant Professor I
Fine Arts 364
Stéphane Natan
Professor of French
Fine Arts 366

Stéphane Natan is Assistant Professor of the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and Professor of French. He was raised and educated in France, where he received his college education. He has four different degrees: one in French Language and Literature, one in Classics, one in Philosophy, and one in Armenian Language. Specializing in seventeenth-century French literature, he received a PhD with distinction from the University Jean Moulin of Lyon in April 2003 with a dissertation on Pascal and his rhetoric.

Headshot of Mary Poteau-Tralie
Professor of French
Fine Arts 385

Dr. Poteau-Tralie, Professor of French, teaches French language, literature, film, business and culture. She has also taught in the Baccalaureate Honors Program and serves on the Steering Committee of the Film and Media Studies Program. She is currently serving as a Delegate of the Mid-Atlantic Region for the Modern Language Association.

Headshot of Maria Villalobos-Buehner
Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Associate Professor of Spanish
Fine Arts 354

María Fernanda Villalobos-Buehner received her Ph.D. in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University. Her dissertation explored the effect of study abroad programs in the development of a second language identity and second language learning motivation. Dr. Villalobos-Buehner research interests include foreign language pedagogy, the adult language learner, second language acquisition, language learning motivation, the role of technology in language learning, and study abroad programs and their influence in language learning.

Headshot of Shunzhu Wang
Professor of Chinese
FA 368


  • 1994 --2001: Ph. D., Comparative Literature, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN 47904, U.S.A. Areas of study: Classical Chinese Literature; Modern Chinese Literature; Modern American Literature; Critical Theory.
  • 1992--1994: M. A., English Education, Humanities Division, Wayne State College. Wayne, NE 68787, U.S.A.
  • 1982--1983: Diploma, Jiangsu College of Education, English Department, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China.
Headshot of Debbie Thompson
Administrative Associate
North Hall 112