College of Arts and Sciences

Department Faculty & Staff

Dr. James Schmidt, Ph.D., Interim Chair and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

FLL Office: Morgan Hall 332
CAS Office: Morgan Hall 114
FLL Phone: (309) 298-1558
CAS Phone:(309) 298-1828
Fax: (309) 298-1060

Lisa Rutledge, Office Support Specialist  

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

Sharon Hunter, Advisor

Office: Memorial hall 028
Phone: (309) 298-1871

Faculty A - L

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

Office: Morgan Hall 332F
Office Hours: MW 3:00 - 4:30 pm and W 11:00 am - 12:00 pm and by appointment
Phone: (309) 298-1496
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: MWF 8:00 - 8:50 am, MWF 10:00 - 10:30 am and by appointment
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 305F 
Office Hours: MWF 9:00 - 9:50 am and T 1:50 - 2:50
Phone: (309) 298-2260
Fax: (309) 298-1060 

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) 

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

Office: Morgan Hall 332F
Office Hours: MWF 11:00 am - 12:00 pm and M 1:00 - 2:00 pm
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

Faculty M - Z

Margarita Obregon.Margarita Obregón, Instructor of Spanish

Office: Morgan Hall 305D 
Office hours: MWF 1:00 - 2:00 pm and T 10:00 - 11:00 am
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: TBD
Phone: (309) 298-1074
Fax: (309) 298-1060

Dr. Norma J. Suvak, Assistant Professor of Women'sNorma Suvak Studies and German

Office: Morgan Hall 305A
Office Hours: MWF 10:00 - 11:00 am and TTH 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Simpkins Hall 326H
Phone: (309) 298-2335
Fax: (309) 298-1060

Education: Ph.D. Washington University, M.A. University of Waterloo, B.A. Memorial University in Newfoundland

Also studied at the FreieUniversität Berlin and the Universities of Eichstatt and Mannheim

Teaching and Research: Nineteenth and twentieth century women's advice writing (advice books, magazines, and didactic literature, etc.), unauthorized editions of Troztkopf produced during WWI, and lesbian periodicals published in the Weimar Republic. German language, literature, and film; Women's Studies.

Claudine Tremblay.Claudine Tremblay, Instructor of French

Office: Morgan Hall 305B
Office Hours: TTH 9:00 - 10:00 am and by appointment
Phone: (309) 298-1232
Fax: (309) 298-1060

Education: B.A. Université Laval, Canada, M.A. Université Stenhal, Grenoble III, France

Teaching and Research: French and Francophone Culture, French Linguistics, Early Second Language Aquisition (FLE-Précoce) French in America, Quebecois and French-Canadian Literature, The Glottodrama Method.