Faculty

Dr. Mohammad Agwa

Senior Lecturer of Arabic

Phone:
716.286.8212
 

Patricia Álvarez

Lecturer of Spanish

Phone:
716.286.8212

Patricia Álvarez, originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, has taught Linguistics and Spanish at the University Level in her birth country as well as in Canada and the United States over the past several years. She was the editor of Presencia Latina, a Spanish language newspaper in Canada, and the co-host of...

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Mr. Charles Begley

Adjunct Professor of Latin and Greek

Phone:
716.286.8212

Professor Begley joined the department in 2003. He earned his BA in Latin at SUNY Albany and his MS in Education from Canisius. He has also done further study in the areas of archaeology and literature at the American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies in...

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Dr. Henrik Borgstrom

Professor of French. Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Phone:
716.286.8214
Office Location:
344 Dunleavy Hall
Office Hours:
Mon/Wed: 11AM-1PM; Tues: 1 PM-3PM

*Dr. C. Henrik Borgstrom.* Professor of French and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Borgstrom teaches intermediate and advanced French language, French cultural history, and French literature and theatre. His research specialization is French theatre of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and francophone African performance. He has presented scholarly...

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Ms. Rui Jun Chen

Adjunct Professor of Chinese

Phone:
716.286.8212
 

Sergio Citriniti

Instructor of Italian

Phone:
716.286.8212
 

Yoshiko Connolly

Senior Lecturer of Japanese

Phone:
716.286.8212

Yoshiko U. Connolly joined the department in 2008.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Japan at Meiji Gakuin University, and TESL Certificate at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California at Los Angeles.  Professor Connolly currently teaches Japanese language and culture.  Every year she leads her students...

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Amy DiGaudio

Lecturer of ASL

Office Location:
Dunleavy 344
 

Ms. Nanette Harmon

Faculty Fellow. Director of ASL and Deaf Studies.

Phone:
716.286.8212

Nanette Harmon brings over 30 years of teaching experience to the ASL and Deaf Studies program. In addition to her love for the unique language, she is passionate about Deafness as culture. As Coordinator of the program she organizes the Deaf Speak series, arranges on and off-campus activities and advises...

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Esteban Mayorga, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Spanish. Latin American Studies Director

Phone:
716.286.8217
Office Location:
Dunleavy 349

Dr. Mayorga's research areas are Latin-American novel and travel writing, contemporary transatlantic fiction, and comparative literature. He is the author of the short-story collections Un cuento violento (2007) and Musculosamente (2012), as well as the novella Vita Frunis (2010) and the novel Moscow, Idaho (2015) For his doctorate he wrote on...

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Dr. James McCutcheon

Chair, Dept. of Modern & Classical Languages. Associate Professor of Spanish

Phone:
716.286.8211
Office Location:
Dunleavy 347

Dr. McCutcheon teaches Spanish language and Peninsular Spanish literature and culture, as well as Latin American film and Hispanic women writers in English translation. He previously did research in Twentieth Century Peninsular Spanish Literature, with a particular focus on the continuing effects of the Spanish Civil War in post-Franco Spain....

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Ms. Krista Rahelich

Adjunct Professor of American Sign Language

Phone:
716.286.8212

Professor Rahelich joined Niagara University in 2003. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Communicative Sciences from the University at Buffalo, and her Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University College at Buffalo. She currently teaches three levels of American Sign Language and works as a speech pathologist full...

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