People

Luce Aubry

Assistant Professor, ASL

Office: O'Connor Hall Room 209
Phone Number: 508-215-5907, VP 508-202-7852
Email: laubry@framingham.edu

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Dr. Andrew P. J. Byrne

Assistant Professor, ASL

Office: O'Connor Hall Room 214
Phone Number: 508.283.7708 (Video Phone)
Email: abyrne@framingham.edu

Dr. Byrne teaches American Sign Language courses for the ASL/English Interpreting Program.

Dr. Emilce A. Cordeiro

Professor

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 202
Phone Number: 508.626.4660
Email: ecordeiro@framingham.edu

Education:

B.A. Universidad de Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina; Ph.D. Temple University, Philadelphia.

Courses:

Professor Cordeiro has been interested in teaching courses related to film studies, literature, culture and civilization, as well as courses related to the learning of Spanish.

Originally from Argentina, Dr. Cordeiro is interested in the study of contemporary Latin American films dealing with gender, social and political issues. She is the Coordinator for the Master of Education with a Concentration in Spanish and an active member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) and a member of the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA).

 

Dr. Mary-Ann Stadtler-Chester, Department Chair

Professor, French/Chinese

Office: O'Connor Hall Room 206
Phone Number: 508.626.4672
Email: mstadtlerchester@framingham.edu

Dr. Stadtler-Chester teaches French, Chinese and Education courses for undergraduate and graduate students.

Lauren Taylor-Fernandes

Visiting Lecturer, French/Russian/Spanish

Office: O'Connor Hall Room 207
Phone Number: 508.215.5678
Email: ltaylorfernandes@framingham.edu

Areas of specialization: medical interpreting; Post-colonial Mexican architectural styles of southwestern United States (as seen in California, Arizona, new Mexico); Byzantine architecture; Art deco styles; horticulture for culinary and homeopathic usage; Nazi Occupation and Resistance movement in France and other occupied nations during WWII; French, Russian, German films; French language and culture; Russian language and culture; Moorish architectural style of Southern Spain, North Africa

Dr. Michael Wong-Russell

Professor and Department Internship Director, Spanish

Office: O'Connor Hall Room 204
Phone Number: 508.626.4680
Email: mwongrussell@framingham.edu

Education:

B.S. in Education (Spanish, Russian, French) Illinois State University M.A. (Spanish) Illinois State University Ph.D. (Hispanic Language and Literatures) Boston University

 Courses:

Intermediate Spanish I and II, Tales of the Fantastic from the Southern Cone, Major Hispanic Writers II, Tales of Mystery from Latin America, The Latin American Short Story, Introduction to the Analysis of Hispanic Texts

 Dr. Wong-Russell is a founding member of the international Horacio Quiroga Society at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a certified oral proficiency interviewer with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. In addition to teaching Spanish language and Hispanic literature courses at FSU, he also serves as advisor for the M.Ed. in Spanish and Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure programs, as well as Sigma Delta Pi, the national collegiate Spanish honor society.

His teaching and research interests lie in the representation of science in Latin American literature, particularly in the works of Horacio Quiroga and Leopoldo Lugones. Among other professional organizations, he is a member of the Ometeca Institute, which probes the interrelationships of the humanities and sciences.

 

Dr. Fei Yu

Visiting Assistant Professor, Chinese

Office: O'Connor Hall, Room 210
Phone Number: 508.626.4236
Email: fyu@framingham.edu

Education:

B.A. Taizhou University, M.A. Shanghai University, Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

 

Courses: 

Elementary Chinese I; Chinese Writing System; Through the Dragon's Eyes

 

Dr. Yu's  primary areas of interest in research include student motivation and attitude in foreign language education, teacher experiences and beliefs relating to foreign language education, foreign language immersion education, culture in the foreign language classroom, and English as a second language education. Specifically, she is interested in classroom-based research, concerning real problems in language teaching and learning. She is also interested in discourse analysis to bring new perspectives to the educational arena.