Foreign Languages and Literatures

Department Faculty & Staff

Luciano Picanco.

Dr. Luciano Picanҫo, Professor of French and Chair

FLL Office: Morgan Hall 332
Office Hours: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
FLL Phone: (309) 298-1558


Jen Hamlin.

Jen Hamlin, Office Manager
Office: Morgan Hall 332

Phone: 309-298-1558




Ellen Poulter.Ellen Poulter, Advisor
Office: Morgan Hall 436

Phone: (309) 298-2159


Edmund Asare.Dr. Edmund Asare, Assistant Professor of French

Office: Morgan Hall 332F
Office Hours: M 1:00-2:00 pm W 2:00-3:00 pm, W&F 7:55-8:55 and by appointment

Phone: (309) 298-1496

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, Associate Professor of Spanish 

Office: Morgan Hall 332D 
Office Hours: TTH 9:00-9:30 am and 1:45-2:15 pm, WED 11:00-1:00 pm, and by appointment

Phone: (309) 298-1556

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 305F 
Office Hours: M 9:00-11:00 am T/TH 8:30-9:30 am and by appointment

Phone: (309) 298-2260

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

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

Teaching Assistants

Anastasia BykovaMs. Anastasia Bykova, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant of Russian

Office: Morgan Hall 305A
Office Hours: T/TH 11:00-11:50


Nora YonisMs. Nora Yonis, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant of Arabic

Office: Morgan Hall 305C
Office Hours: T/TH 11:00-11:50



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

Office: Morgan Hall 332E
Office Hours: MWF 11:00-12:00 & M 1:00-2:00

Phone: (309) 298-1615

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

Margarita Obregon.Margarita Obregón, Instructor of Spanish

Office: Morgan Hall 305D 
Office Hours: T/TH 2:00-3:00,     W 11:00-12:00, and by appointment

Phone: (309) 298-1557

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

 Dr. Beate Wilson, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Instructor of German

Office: Morgan Hall 403
Office Hours: M 12:30-1:30 pm, T 8:15-9:15 am, and W 8:50-10:50 am

Phone: (309) 298-2768