Faculty


Ana Urrutia-Jordana

Program Director
(415) 422-6043

She has taught at the University of San Francisco since 1996 and has been a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.

Education:

PhD and MA, Spanish Literature, Stanford University (1996) | BA, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Fourth Semester Spanish, Intermediate Spanish Conv, Spanish Conversation for Specific Disciplines: Psychology, Business, Health Science, Law, Small, Round & Juicy: The Modern Hispanic Short Story, The Invention of Spain: a Metamorphosis of the Modern, Cultural Studies of Spain, Dir Reading & Research, Don Quixote

Patricia Cortés-Bodero

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5952

Prof. Cortes-Bodero was born, raised, and mainly educated in the country of Mexico. She received a BA in Spanish from Escuela Normal Superior de...

Education:

MA, Spanish with an emphasis in Latin American Literature, Long Beach State University | BA, Business Administration, University of Valle Atemajac | BA, Spanish, Escuela Normal Superior de Jalisco

Courses:

Third Semester Spanish, Dir Reading & Research

Maria José González-Salido

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6838

Maria has taught at USF since 1996, teaching literature classes for the English and the Modern and Classical Languages departments.

Education:

PhD, Comparative Literature, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Courses:

First Semester Spanish

Karina Hodoyán

Associate Professor, Director of CELASA
(415) 422-6951

Associate Professor, received her Masters in Comparative Literature at San Francisco State University and her PhD from the Department of Spanish...

Education:

MA, Comparative Literature, San Francisco State University | PhD, Department of Spanish and Portugese, Stanford University

Courses:

Divisadero Publication, Directed Study, Cultural Manifestations, Research Seminar I, First-Year Seminar, Span for Bilingual Students I, Spanish for Bilinguals II, Gender/Sexuality in Latin@ Lit, Build Bridges: ESL/Span, Divisadero Journal, Lit of US-Mexico Borderlands, Special Topics, Dir Reading & Research

Dolores Isern

Adjunct Professor

Courses:

First Semester Spanish, Second Semester Spanish, Third Semester Spanish, Span for Bilingual Students I

Pedro Lange Churión

Professor
(415) 422-6135

Professor Pedro Lange Churión is both an academic and a visual artist. He has written and directed various films, including Crocodile (USA, 2000)....

Courses:

Directed Study, Intro to Film Studies, Directed Study, Medieval and Renaissance Literature, St Ignatius Institute Symposium, Subversive Fem Enjoyments, Photography:Lit & Visual Image, Special Topics, The Latin American City in its Cinema: Urban Spaces and Living Practices, Urban Cultures, Special Topics

David Menéndez-Álvarez

Adjunct Professor

He has been teaching Spanish at USF since 2007. He loves reading and discussing poetry. He also loves to play, study and listen to music from all cultures and eras. He has studied culture and language from Spain, U.S., Japan, China and France. David has published several translations of poetry into Spanish in Spain and the U.S.

Education:

Doctorate in English Literature, Universidad Complutense of Madrid

Courses:

FYS: First-Year Seminar, Second Semester Spanish, Third Semester Spanish

Cassandra Millspaugh

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5763

After graduating from San Francisco State University, Prof. Millspaugh spent a year working in Zacatecas, Mexico. She returned to the Bay Area and...

Education:

MA in Linguistics from San Francisco State University | BA in Spanish from San Francisco State University

Courses:

Intensive Spanish, First Semester Spanish, Second Semester Spanish, Third Semester Spanish

Nadina Olmedo

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4874

Prof. Olmedo general area of expertise is Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies. Her research interests focus on Gothic Literature, Women and...

Education:

PhD, Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky | BA, Profesorado en Letras, Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia (Argentina)

Expertise:

Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies

Courses:

Intensive Spanish, First Semester Spanish, Second Semester Spanish, Confluences and Conflicts in the Spanish-Speaking World: Negotiating Language and Culture, Twentieth Century Spanish-American Literature, Feminist Discourse/Theories, Special Topics

Shannon Raintree

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-2849

Prof. Shannon Raintree was raised in San Francisco and Hawaii. She has lived, studied, and traveled extensively in Latin America and the Basque...

Education:

MA, TESOL, San Francisco State University | BA, Spanish, San Francisco State University

Courses:

Third Semester Spanish

Mark Salfi

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-2802

Mark Salfi earned his MA in Comparative Literature at UC San Diego, combining interests in Spanish, English, Italian, film, and cultural studies....

Education:

MA, Comparative Literature, UC San Diego

Courses:

Third Semester Spanish, Fourth Semester Spanish

Karyn Schell

Professor
(415) 422-2224

Karyn Schell received her PhD in Romance Linguistics from the University of Washington. She also serves as the Spanish Language Coordinator. Her...

Education:

PhD, Romance Linguistics, University of Washington

Courses:

First Semester Spanish, Second Semester Spanish, Fourth Semester Spanish, Confluences and Conflicts in the Spanish-Speaking World: Negotiating Language and Culture, Build Bridges: ESL/Span, Dir Reading & Research

Rakhel Villamil-Acera

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4364

Rakhel earned a PhD in Romance Languages and Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, a MA in Pedagogy of Spanish as a Second Language...

Education:

PhD in Romance Languages and Literature, University of California, Berkeley | MA in Pedagogy of Spanish as a Second Language, University of Salamanca | BA in Hispanic Philology, University of Deusto

Contact Info

Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Office for: French, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, Portuguese and Comparative Literature Program

Kalmanovitz Hall 328 (415) 422-2802