Director of the MA Program

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Charlene Polio, Professor

Ph.D., UCLA
Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures
B251 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road
(517) 884-1502 

Core Faculty

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Peter De Costa, Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison
Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures
B257 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road
(517) 884-7728

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Sandra C. Deshors, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures
B260 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road
Phone: (517) 884-6320

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Aline Godfroid, Associate Professor

Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium
Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures
B253 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road
(517) 353-6432

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Debra Hardison, Associate Professor

Ph.D., Indiana University
Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures
B256 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road
(517) 884-1507

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Shawn Loewen, Professor

Ph.D., University of Auckland in New Zealand
Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures
B255 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road
(517) 353-9790

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Patti Spinner, Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures
B258 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road
517-353-0754 

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Paula Winke, Professor & SLS Director

Ph.D., Georgetown University
Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures
B252 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road
(517) 432-1149

Affiliated Faculty

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Dustin De Felice, Associate Professor, Director of the English Language Center

Ph.D., Northeastern Illinois University
English Language Center
B230 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road
Phone: (517) 432-2337

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Senta Goertler, Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Arizona
Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures
B266 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road
Phone: (517) 355-5079

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Amy Kroesche, Instructor

M.A., Michigan State University
Advisor/Instructor, English Language Center
Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road

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Koen Van Gorp, Head of Foreign Language Assessment

Ph.D., University of Leuven
Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA)
B135 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road

Professor Emeritus

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Susan Gass, University Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., Indiana University
Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures
B202 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road
(517) 353-0800

African Languages Faculty

Assistant Professor
African Languages

chotijon@msu.edu
517-355-8358
B-380 Wells Hall

Associate Professor
Linguistics and African Languages

ngonyani@msu.edu
517-353-4051
B-462 Wells Hall

Coordinator
African Languages Program
Assistant Professor
African Languages

sibanda1@msu.edu
517-353-0746
B-380 Wells Hall

Arabic Studies Faculty

Associate Professor
Arabic

chakrani@msu.edu
517-432-3570
B-268 Wells Hall

Assistant Professor
Arabic

sissa@msu.edu
517-353-4862
B-330 Wells Hall

Assistant Professor
Arabic

mohame44@msu.edu
517-993-3793
B-330 Wells Hall

Chinese Studies Faculty

Academic Specialist

haoxuefe@msu.edu
517-884-2179
B-380 Wells Hall

Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Chinese

huanghoh@msu.edu
B-380 Wells Hall

Associate Professor
Chinese and Second Language Studies

xli@msu.edu
517-353-7216
B-259 Wells Hall

Assistant Professor
Chinese

qulina@msu.edu
517-353-0662
B-380 Wells Hall

Program Director
Professor
Chinese

tzelan@msu.edu
517-354-4339
B-466 Wells Hall

Assistant Professor
Chinese

zhouweny@msu.edu
517-884-6334
B-480 Wells Hall

GERMAN STUDIES FACULTY

Assistant Professor
German

banzhafm@msu.edu
517-432-1235
B-330 Wells Hall

Associate Dean
Personnel and Administration
Professor
German

fritzsc9@msu.edu
517-353-8750
301 Linton Hall

Technology Specialist
Instructor
German

gacs@msu.edu
517-884-6317
B-480 Wells Hall

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor
German and Second Language Studies

goertler@msu.edu
517-355-5079
B-266 Wells Hall

Associate Professor
German

handelm@msu.edu
517-355-5184
B-263 Wells Hall

Director
Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA)
Associate Professor
German

kronenb6@msu.edu
B-135 Wells Hall

Assistant Professor
German

mcewenk@msu.edu
517-355-4762
B-330 Wells Hall

Associate Professor
German

mittman@msu.edu
517-355-5170
B-262 Wells Hall

Assistant Professor
German and Global Studies in Arts and Humanities

schust66@msu.edu
517-355-4760
B-261 Wells Hall

Director
Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
German

lwolff@msu.edu
517-353-3269
B-265 Wells Hall

Professor
German

wurst@msu.edu
517-884-4391
B-469 Wells Hall

HEBREW & ISRAELI CULTURAL STUDIES FACULTY

Associate Professor
Hebrew

msb@msu.edu
517-432-6209
B-357 Wells Hall

Assistant Professor 
Hebrew

ykedem@msu.edu
517-353-4863
B-330 Wells Hall

Associate Professor

csuleima@msu.edu
517-884-4320
B-360 Wells Hall

INDIAN AND SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES FACULTY

Associate Professor
Hindi Language and South Asian Literature and Culture

pue@msu.edu
517-432-3568
B-269 Wells Hall

Assistant Professor
Hindi-Urdu

rranjan@msu.edu
517-884-4336
B-380 Wells Hall

JAPANESE STUDIES FACULTY

Instructor of Japanese

hamadama@msu.edu
B-331 Wells Hall

Assistant Professor
Japanese and Global Studies in Arts and Humanities

dhumphre@msu.edu
B-361 Wells Hall

 

Assistant Professor
Coordinator
Japanese Language Program

imamuraa@msu.edu
B-331 Wells Hall

Instructor of Japanese

kawaguc7@msu.edu
517-884-1775
B-380 Wells Hall

Instructor of Japanese

miuratak@msu.edu
B331 Wells Hall

Associate Professor
Japanese
Director
Japanese Studies Program

ryuc@msu.edu
517-353-6656
B-359 Wells Hall

KOREAN STUDIES FACULTY

Assistant Professor
Korean

Associate Professor
Korean

ospark@msu.edu
517-353-0663
B-380 Wells Hall

Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)

John-Paul Chalykoff

Instructor
Anishnaabemowin

Walailawan Cunningham

Teacher
Thai

Tung Hoang

Assistant Instructor
Vietnamese

Timur Kocaoglu

Visiting Professor
Turkish

timur@msu.edu
517-355-3441
N-370 Case Hall

Nahid Shiran

Teacher
Persian

Vathanak Sok

Teacher
Khmer

Coordinator
Less Commonly Taught Languages

steider@msu.edu
517-355-5105
B-430 Wells Hall

Linguistics Faculty

Professor
Linguistics

beretta@msu.edu
517-353-7212
B-465 Wells Hall

Assistant Professor
Linguistics

buccola@msu.edu
517-355-5171
B-404 Wells Hall

Assistant Professor
Linguistics

durvasul@msu.edu
B-463 Wells Hall

Assistant Professor
Linguistics

kehezao@msu.edu
517-432-4690

Department Chair
Professor
Linguistics

liny@msu.edu
517-353-8776
B-468 Wells Hall

Associate Professor
Linguistics

amunn@msu.edu
517-355-7491
B-406 Wells Hall

Associate Professor
Linguistics and African Languages

ngonyani@msu.edu
517-353-4051
B-462 Wells Hall

Associate Professor
Linguistics

schmit12@msu.edu
517-353-6762
B-405 Wells Hall

Assistant Professor
Linguistics

sneller7@msu.edu

Associate Chair for Graduate Studies & Research
Director
Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
Linguistics

wagnersu@msu.edu
517-355-9739
B-401 Wells Hall

RUSSIAN STUDIES FACULTY

Assistant Professor
Russian

kumakhov@msu.edu
517-355-5193
B-330 Wells Hall

Professor
Russian

merril25@msu.edu
517-355-8365
B-467 Wells Hall

Assistant Professor
Russian

sdquinn@msu.edu
517-884-6335
B-480 Wells Hall

TESOL FACULTY

Associate Professor
TESOL and Second Language Studies

pdecosta@msu.edu
517-353-9776
B-257 Wells Hall

Assistant Professor
TESOL and Second Language Studies

deshorss@msu.edu
(517)884-6320
B-260 Wells Hall

Associate Professor
TESOL and Second Language Studies

godfroid@msu.edu
517-353-6432
B-253 Wells Hall

Associate Professor
TESOL

hardiso2@msu.edu
517-884-1507
Wells Hall

Professor
TESOL and Second Language Studies

loewens@msu.edu
517-353-9790
B-255 Wells Hall

Professor
TESOL and Second Language Studies

polio@msu.edu
517-884-1502
B-251 Wells Hall

Associate Professor
TESOL

spinnerp@msu.edu
517-353-0754
B-258 Wells Hall

Professor
TESOL and Second Language Studies

winke@msu.edu
517-353-9792
B-252 Wells Hall

FACULTY WITH PRIMARY APPOINTMENTS IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS

Associate Professor
Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Adjunct Associate Professor
Linguistics

Associate Professor of International Relations
Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
College of Arts & Letters
James Madison College 

relucas@msu.edu
517-353-8615
N-360 S. Case Hall

Associate Professor
Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Associate Professor
Linguistics

troutma1@msu.edu
517-355-2400
282 Ernst Bessey Hall

RETIRED FACULTY

Barbara Abbott

Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Philosophy

Raimund Belgardt

Professor Emeritus of German

Mutsuko Endo Hudson

Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Japanese

John Eulenberg

Professor Emeritus of African Languages

Julia S. Falk

Professor Emerita of Linguistics

Susan Gass

University Distinguished Professor Emerita of TESOL and Second Language Studies

Grover Hudson

Professor Emeritus of Linguistics

Thomas W. Juntune

Professor Emeritus of German

Tom Lovik

Professor Emeritus of German

Pat McConeghy

Professor Emeritus of German

Carol Myers-Scotton

Adjunct Professor of Linguistics

David Prestel

Professor Emeritus of Russian

Pat Paulsell

Professor Emerita of German

George F. Peters

Professor Emeritus of German

AFRICAN STUDIES FACULTY

Faculty Name Email Phone
Choti, Jonathan chotijon@msu.edu (517) 355-8358
Ngonyani, Deogratias ngonyani@msu.edu (517) 353-4051
Sibanda, Galen sibanda1@msu.edu (517) 353-0746

ARABIC STUDIES FACULTY

Faculty Name Email Phone
Chakrani, Brahim chakrani@msu.edu (517) 432-3570
Issa, Sadam sissa@msu.edu (517) 353-4862
Lucas, Russell E. relucas@msu.edu (517) 353-8848
Mohamed, Ayman mohame44@msu.edu (517) 432-3569
Suleiman, Camelia csuleima@msu.edu (517) 884-4320

CHINESE STUDIES FACULTY

Faculty Name Email Phone
Hao, Xuefei haoxuefe@msu.edu (517) 884-4319
Huang, Ho-Hsin huanghoh@msu.edu (517) 353-6437
Li, Xiaoshi xli@msu.edu (517) 353-7216
Sang, Tze-Lan tzelan@msu.edu (517) 354-4339
Zhou, Wenying zhouweny@msu.edu (517) 884-6334

GERMAN STUDIES FACULTY

Faculty Name Email Phone
Banzhaf, Pia banzhafm@msu.edu (517) 432-1235
Fritzsche, Sonja fritzsc9@msu.edu (517) 353-0740
Gacs, Adam gacs@msu.edu (517) 884-6317
Goertler, Senta goertler@msu.edu (517) 355-5079
Handelman, Matthew handelm@msu.edu (517) 355-5184
Kronenberg, Felix kronenb6@msu.edu (517) 884-4310
Lovik, Thomas lovik@msu.edu (517) 355-3809
McEwen, Kathryn mcewenk@msu.edu (517) 355-4762
Mittman, Elizabeth mittman@msu.edu (517) 355-5170
Schuster-Craig, Johanna schust66@msu.edu (517) 355-4760
Wolff, Lynn lwolff@msu.edu (517) 353-3269
Wurst, Karin wurst@msu.edu (517) 355-4597

HEBREW & ISRAELI CULTURAL STUDIES FACULTY

Faculty Name Email Phone
Bernstein, Marc S. msb@msu.edu (517) 432-6209
Kedem, Yore ykedem@msu.edu (517) 353-4863

INDIAN AND SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES FACULTY

Faculty Name Email Phone
Pue, A. Sean pue@msu.edu (517) 432-3568
Ranjan, Rajiv rranjan@msu.edu (517) 884-4336

JAPANESE STUDIES FACULTY

Faculty Name Email Phone
Endo Hudson, Mutsuko endo@msu.edu (517) 432-7164
Humphrey, David dhumphre@msu.edu (517) 353-4860
Kawaguchi, Mariko kawaguc7@msu.edu (517) 884-1775
Ryu, Catherine ryuc@msu.edu (517) 353-6656
Hamada, Masumi hamadama@msu.edu (517) 353-0805
Yamaguchi, Mika mikayama@msu.edu (517) 884-6729

KOREAN STUDIES FACULTY

Faculty Name Email Phone
Park, Ok-Sook ospark@msu.edu (517) 353-0663

LCTL COORDINATOR

Faculty Name Email Phone
Steider, Danielle steider@msu.edu (517) 355-5105

LINGUISTICS FACULTY

Faculty Name Email Phone
Beretta, Alan beretta@msu.edu (517) 353-7212
Durvasula, Karthik durvasul@msu.edu (517) 432-0194
Endo Hudson, Mutsuko endo@msu.edu (517) 432-7164
Lin, Yen-Hwei liny@msu.edu (517) 353-8776
Morzycki, Marcin morzycki@msu.edu (517) 355-5171
Munn, Alan amunn@msu.edu (517) 355-7491
Ngonyani, Deogratias ngonyani@msu.edu (517) 353-4051
Schmitt, Cristina schmit12@msu.edu (517) 353-6762
Wagner, Suzanne wagnersu@msu.edu (517) 355-9739

RUSSIAN STUDIES FACULTY

Faculty Name Email Phone
Kumakhova, Zarema kumakhov@msu.edu (517) 355-5193
Mamadnazarova, Gulshod mamadnaz@msu.edu (517) 884-4328
Merrill, Jason merril25@msu.edu (517) 355-8365
Prestel, David prestel@msu.edu (517) 353-8750
Spasova, Shannon spasova@msu.edu (517) 884-6335

TESOL FACULTY

Faculty Name Email Phone
De Costa, Peter pdecosta@msu.edu (517) 884-7728
Deshors, Sandra C. deshorss@msu.edu (517) 884-6320
Gass, Susan gass@msu.edu (517) 353-0800
Godfroid, Aline godfroid@msu.edu (517) 353-6432
Hardison, Debra M. hardiso2@msu.edu (517) 884-1507
Loewen, Shawn loewens@msu.edu (517) 353-9790
Polio, Charlene polio@msu.edu (517) 884-1502
Spinner, Patti spinnerp@msu.edu (517) 353-0754
Winke, Paula winke@msu.edu (517) 353-9792

FACULTY WITH PRIMARY APPOINTMENTS IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS

Laura Dilley
ldilley@msu.edu
Assistant Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Denise Troutman
troutma1@msu.edu                
Associate Professor of Linguistics 
Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

RETIRED FACULTY

Barbara Abbott Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Philosophy
Raimund Belgardt Professor Emeritus of German
John Eulenberg Professor Emeritus of African Languages
Julia S. Falk Professor Emerita of Linguistics
Grover Hudson Professor Emeritus of Linguistics
Thomas W. Juntune Professor Emeritus of German
Pat McConeghy Professor Emeritus of German
Carol Myers-Scotton Adjunct Professor of Linguistics
Pat Paulsell Professor Emerita of German
George F. Peters Professor Emeritus of German

FACULTY IN RELATED FIELDS: Many faculty members in other programs and departments offer courses relevant to linguistics, and some occasionally serve on Linguistics graduate student guidance committees. These programs and departments include TESOLSecond Language StudiesRomance and Classical StudiesPsychologyCommunication Sciences and Disorders, and Computer Science and Engineering, among others. Many students also work closely with faculty in other areas of the Cognitive Science Program, of which the Linguistics Program is a central component.