Foreign Languages and Literatures

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Morgan Hall 332, 1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455-1390

Phone: (309) 298-1558

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Luciano Picano

Dr. Luciano Picanco
Professor of French and Chair


Jen Hamlin

Jen Hamlin, Office Manager


Ellen Poulter

Ellen Poulter

Office: Morgan Hall 436
Phone: (309) 298-1129

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Majors Advised

  • English
  • Foreign Languages and Culture
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

Ellen has been an academic advisor at WIU since 1998. She takes a developmental approach to advising, assisting students not only in selecting courses each semester, but also in developing a sense of self-reliance and proper decision-making skills in regard to their college experience, so they can make informed decisions about their majors, coursework and career options.

Dr. Edmund Asare, Associate Professor of French
Edmund Asare

Office: Morgan Hall 332F
Phone: (309) 298-1496

Office Hours:

  • M, 1:00-2:00 pm
  • W, 2:00-3:00 pm
  • WF, 7:55-8:55 am
  • By appointment

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.

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

Office: Morgan Hall 332D
Phone: (309) 298-1556

Office Hours:

  • TTH, 9:00-9:30 am
  • TTH, 1:45-2:15 pm
  • WF 11:00 am-1:00 pm
  • By appointment

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.

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

Office: Morgan Hall 305F
Phone: (309) 298-2260

Office Hours:

  • M, 9:00-11:00 am
  • TTH, 8:30-9:30 pm
  • By appointment

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)

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

Office: Morgan Hall 332E
Phone: (309) 298-1615

Office Hours:

  • MWF, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • MWF, 1:00-2:00 pm

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 Obregón, Instructor of Spanish
Margarita Obregon

Office: Morgan Hall 305D
Phone: (309) 298-1557

Office Hours:

  • TTH, 2:00-3:00 pm
  • W, 11:00am-12:00 pm
  • By appointment

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
Beate Wilson

Office: Morgan Hall 403
Phone: (309) 298-2768

Office Hours:

  • M, 12:30-1:30 pm
  • T, 8:15-9:15 am
  • W, 8:50-10:50 am
Ms. Anastasia Bykova, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant of Russian
Anastasia Bykkova

Office: Morgan Hall 305A

Office Hours:

  • TTH, 11:00-11:50 am