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Caryn Morgan.

Caryn Morgan, B.A., MBA

  • Office: Morgan Hall 203B
  • Office Hours: M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Phone: (309) 298-1610
  • Fax: (309) 298-1060
  • E-mail: 

Department Faculty & Staff

Gary Schmidt, Chair.Dr. Gary Schmidt, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Department

Office: Morgan Hall 332
Office Hours: By appointment, walk-in if available.
Phone: (309) 298-1558
Fax: (309) 298-1060

Education: B.A. (Knox College), M.S.Ed. (Northern Illinois University), M.A. (University of California, Santa Barbara), Ph.D. (Washington University in St. Louis)

Teaching and Research: Contemporary German Literature and Film, Thomas Mann, Austrian Literature, Gender Studies and Queer Theory, Post-World-War-II Literature


Lisa Rutledge.

Lisa Rutledge, Office Support Specialist

Office: Morgan Hall 332
Phone: (309) 298-1558
Fax: (309) 298-1060

Faculty A - L

Edmund Asare.Dr. Edmund Asare, Instructor of French

Office: Morgan Hall 305C
Office Hours: M 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., TH: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or by appointment
Phone: (309) 298-1558
Fax: (309) 298-1060

Education: BA (French), Dip Ed - (University of Cape Coast)(French), (Purdue University), MA FLL/MLIS – (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee), PhD, (Kent State)

Teaching and Research: French and Francophone Culture, Translation Tools and Informatics, Usability, Francophone Literature 

Daniel Brown.Dr. Daniel H. Brown, Assistant Professor of Spanish 

Office: Morgan Hall 332D 
Office Hours: M, T, W: 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. and  T 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Phone: (309) 298-1556
Fax: (309) 298-1060

Education: B.S., M.A.T. (Marquette), PhD (UCLA)

Teaching and Research: Spanish Language and Literature with special emphasis on Peninsular Spanish Literature from the 18th century to the early 20th century; Foreign Language Pedagogy.

Munia Cabal-Jimenez.Dr. Munia Cabal-Jiménez, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Office: Morgan Hall 305A
Office hours: M, W: 1:50 - 2:50 p.m. and TH 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Phone: (309) 298-2335
Fax: (309) 298-1060 

Education: B.A., M.A. (Costa Rica), Ph.D., (UIUC)

Teaching and Research: Spanish in the community, pragmatics (in Spanish, as L1 and L2), sociolinguistics of Spanish, history of Spanish, Spanish dialectology (varieties of Spanish, varieties of Spanish in the USA) 

Guada Cabedo-Timmons.Dr. Guada Cabedo-Timmons, Associate Professor of Spanish

Office: Morgan Hall 332F
Office Hours: M, W, F: 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. and M 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Cabedo-Timmons will be in Spain this semester; WISE/Spain.
Phone: (309) 298-1615
Fax: (309) 298-1060 

Education: B.A. (Universitat de València, Spain), M.S. (WIU), Ph.D. (UIUC),
Teaching and Research: 20th Century Spanish Novel, Teaching of Spanish Literature

Marisol Garrido.Dr. Marisol Garrido, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Office: Morgan Hall 305F
Office Hours: T, TH 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and W 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Phone: (309) 298-2260
Fax: (309) 298-1060

Education: B.A. (Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia), M.A., Ph.D. (UIUC)

Teaching and Research: Spanish Language and Literature, Spanish Phonology, Language variation and change, Sociolinguistics, Dialectology, Acquisition of Spanish, Language teaching.

Faculty M - Z

 Ada Macias, Instructor of Spanish. Ada Macias.  

Office: Memorial Hall 102
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: (309) 298-2453 
Fax: (309) 298-1060 

Education: B.A., M.A. (Bradley)

Teaching and Research: Introductory Spanish courses. 

Catherine Moore. Dr. Catherine R. Moore, Professor of French

Office: Morgan Hall 332E 
Office Hours: M,W,F: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and W: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
Phone: (309) 298-1559
Fax: (309) 298-1060 

Teaching and Research: French Language, Twentieth Century French Literature and Civilization, Translation, Business French.

Education: B.A. (Université de Toulouse Le Mirail, France); Translator Diploma (Ecole de Traduction et d’Interprétation, Université de Genève, Switzerland); M.A. (Purdue University, IN); Ph.D. (University of Florida, FL)

Margarita Obregon.Margarita Obregón, Instructor of Spanish

Office: Morgan Hall 305D 
Office hours: M, W, F 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and M 2:15 - 3:15 p.m., also by appointment.
Phone: (309) 298-1557
Fax: (309) 298-1060 

Teaching and Research: Spanish Language, Language Acquisition, Using Technology in the Classroom. Motivation, Trust, Anxiety and Frustration in the Foreign Language Classroom

Kelly Quinn.Kelley K. Quinn, Instructor of Spanish

Office: Morgan Hall 305E
Office Hours: M, W, F: 8:00  - 8:50 a.m. and 11:00 - 11:50 a.m., also by appointment.
Phone: (309) 298-1074
Fax: (309) 298-1060


Wenhong Teel Wenhong (Zhang) Teel, Instructor of Chinese and Japanese

Office: Morgan Hall 305B
Office Hours: M, W, F 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (309) 298-1232
Fax: (309) 298-1060

Teaching and Research: Chinese and Japanese