Meet Our Faculty Furman University

The Modern Languages and Literatures department is diverse, yet united in its mission to inspire you in your discovery of foreign language and culture at Furman. Our instructors' interests range from Chilean poetry to post-war German literature and from Chinese cinema to anthropology. Among our faculty are 24 tenure-track professors who have proven their long-term commitment to teaching language. Many faculty members have earned special recognition, and all have an in-depth understanding of their subject and a passion for helping students gain fluency in a non-native language and culture.

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Chinese

Harry Kuoshu - Chinese
Dongming Zhang - Chinese

French

William G. Allen - French, Italian
Marianne Bessy - French
Cherie Maiden - French
Harlan R. Patton - French
Patricia L. Pecoy - French
Dawn A. Strickland - French

German

Jane Chew - German
Jerry Cox - German
Anne Culberson- German
Ilka Rasch - German

Italian

William G. Allen - French, Italian

Japanese

Sachi Schmidt-Hori - Japanese
Izumi Tokunaga - Japanese
Shusuke Yagi - Japanese

Spanish

Mark Amengual- Spanish
Linda B. Bartlett - Spanish
David Bost - Spanish
Jeremy L. Cass - Spanish
Ronald J. Friis -Spanish
Mary S. Grant -Spanish
Sofia Kearns - Spanish
Stephanie M. Knouse - Spanish
Angelica Lozano-Alonso - Spanish
Lourdes ManyƩ - Spanish
Adrian Massei - Spanish
Alvin L. (Bill) Prince - Spanish
Maria R. Rippon - Spanish



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