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.


William G. Allen Furman University

William G. Allen

Professor of French and Italian; Modern Language Center Director; Language House Director
Marianne Bessy Furman University

Marianne Bessy

Associate Professor and Coordinator of French
Cherie Maiden Furman University

Cherie Maiden

Professor of French and African Literature; Lois Aileen Coggins Professorship in French
Daniel J. Worden

Daniel J. Worden

Assistant Professor of French

Nathan Brown

Assistant Professor of French


Anne Culberson Furman University

Anne Culberson

Lecturer in German and French

Ilka Rasch

Associate Professor and Coordinator of German
Erik Grell Furman University

Erik Grell

Assistant Professor of German


Linda B. Bartlett Furman University

Linda B. Bartlett

Professor of Spanish and Chair
Jeremy L. Cass Furman University

Jeremy L. Cass

Professor and Associate Academic Dean
Ronald J. Friis Furman University

Ronald J. Friis

Professor of Spanish
Guillermo  Furman University

Guillermo Jodra

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Sofia Kearns Furman University

Sofia Kearns

Professor of Spanish
Stephanie M. Knouse Furman University

Stephanie M. Knouse

Associate Professor of Spanish; University Supervisor of Foreign Language Teacher Education
Angeli M. Leal Furman University

Angeli M. Leal

Lecturer in Spanish
Angelica Lozano-Alonso Furman University

Angelica Lozano-Alonso

Professor of Spanish and Coordinator of Spanish
Lourdes Manye Furman University

Lourdes Manye

Professor of Spanish
Adrian Massei Furman University

Adrian Massei

Associate Professor of Spanish
Jeff Michno Furman University

Jeff Michno

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Santiago Quintero Furman University

Santiago Quintero

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Marria R. Rippon Furman University

Maria Rippon

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Eunice Rojas Furman University

Eunice Rojas

Associate Professor of Spanish


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