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The Hispanic Institute at La Salle University
Program Overview

Luis A. Gómez, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Spanish 
Director of the Hispanic Institute

gomez@lasalle.edu

Ph.D. Spanish, Temple University
Primary Area of Specialization: Spanish Literature and Culture-Golden Age
Secondary Area of Specialization: Latin-American Contemporary Literature
M.B.A. Villanova University
M.A. Spanish. Temple University
B.A. Spanish. Temple University

Research Interests: Golden Age prose and the contemporary novel

Hsiao-Ping Biehl, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Spanish

biehl@lasalle.edu 

Ph.D. Spanish, Temple University
Primary Area of Specialization: Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

M.A. Sociolinguistics and Dialectology, Temple University
B.A. Spanish, Temple University

Research Interests: Development of contact languages or pidgins and the process of pidginization and Foreign Language. Acquisition by adult multilingual learners.

Luisa Ossa, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Spanish
ossa@lasalle.edu

Ph.D. Spanish, Temple University
Primary Area of Specialization: Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture. 
Secondary Areas of Specialization:  Medieval Spanish Literature

M.A. Spanish, Contemporary Latin American Literature, Ohio State University

B.A. English and Spanish, University of Notre Dame

Research Interests: Afro-Hispanic, Caribbean, and Colombian literatures and cultures; the Asian presence in Latin America; Latin American popular music and culture; Spanish for the Professions; and Translation. 


Adjunct Faculty Members

Armando Ezquerra Hasbun
Adjunct Instructor, M.A. in Translation and Interpretation

aehasbun@yahoo.com
M.A. Spanish Language and Literature,
B.A. Psychology, University of South Florida
B.A. International Studies, University of South Florida
ATA Certification
Bridging the Gap Certification
Federally certified by the AOC
ESL Certificate, University of South Florida
Certificate in Latin American Studies, University of South Florida

Lucy Feria
Adjunct Instructor, ESL, M.A. in TESOL

lrodrigu@philasd.org
M.A. T., Fairleigh-Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
B.S., Elementary Education, Temple University
Superintendent’s Letter, St. Joseph’s University
Principal’s  Certification, St. Joseph’s University

Linda Hargrow.
ELL Specialist, Adjunct Instructor ESL, BUSCA

lhargrow@phila.k12.pa.us
M.A., Education, University of Pennsylvania.
Primary Area of Specialization: TESOL/Second Language Acquisition.
P.A. Elementary Principal Certificate, Cheney University
P.A. Secondary Principal Certificate, Cheney University

Loretta Hulmes
Adjunct Instructor, ESL, M.A. in TESOL

lhulmes@olney.aspirapa.org
M.B.A., Drexel University
B.S., Education, Magna Cum Laude, Temple University
Principal Certificate, Temple University

Adabel Jimenez-Corretjer, Ph.D.,
Adjunct Instructor

adie@temple.edu
Ph.D. Spanish, Temple University
Primary Area of Specialization: Colonial Literature, Sociolinguistics and Dialectology.
M.A., Literature and Linguistics, Temple University.
M.A., Bilingual Bicultural Studies, La Salle University
B.A., Psychology, Interamerican University
Research Interests: Gender/sex differences in communication interactions, colonial and medieval literature, and psycholinguistics.

Stephen D. Kopec, ABD
Adjunct Instructor

Kopec@lasalle.edu
Primary Area of Specialization: Educational Linguistics. University of Pennsylvania.
M.A. Bilingual/Bicultural Studies, La Salle University
B.A. Spanish/International Studies, La Salle University.
Research Interests:  Sociolinguistics, especially language and identity, dialects, power and language use; cross-cultural communication; language policy and planning in Spain and other countries; literacies and adult learning; and second language acquisition.

Catalina Natalini,
Adjunct Instructor, Certificate in Translation

linguafranca@comcast.net
Certified Court Interpreter for the State of Delaware
M.A. English Linguistics and Literature, University of Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland)
Primary Area of Specialization: German Linguistics
Secondary Area of Specialization: Spanish Literature
B.A. Teacher of English, Instituto Pedagogico Nacional de Monterrico (Lima, Peru)

Maria Peale, J.D.,
Adjunct Instructor, Certificate in Translation

peale@lasalle.edu
J.D. Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia)
M.A. Financial Law, Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia)
A.A.S. Paralegal Studies, Community College of Philadelphia

Vicki Hain Poorman,
Adjunct Instructor, Certificate in Translation

vickip@fwccamericas.org
M.A., Translation/Interpretation, English/Spanish, Monterey Institute of International Studies
B.A., Spanish & Secondary Education, Friends University
Translation Spanish-English Certificate, American Translators Association
Translation & Interpretation Spanish-English Certificate, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Rodolfo P. Tellez
Adjunct Instructor, M.A. in Translation and Interpretation

rudytellez5@comcast.net
M.A., Education Student Affairs in Higher Education, Kutztown University
B.A., Communication Studies, West Chester University
ATA certification
Bridging the Gap Certification

Paula Zucker
Adjunct Instructor, ESL, M.A. in TESOL

pfzesl18@gmail.com
M.ED., Teaching English to Speakers of Other languages, Temple University
B.S., Secondary Education – Spanish, Temple University


Carmen Lamas, Ph.D.
Director

The Hispanic Institute at La Salle University
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1209
Fax: 215.991.3506
E-mail: lamas@lasalle.edu


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