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Faculty Members

The Department is proud of the quality of its faculty members, language instruction, and the performance of its graduates. To achieve and maintain this quality, the Department has faculty whose members have either native or near-native proficiency and have advanced degrees in the languages they teach.

Sandra Trapani

Chair,  Department of Language and Cultural Studies
Teaching Professor, French
Phone: (314) 516-6247
Office: 558 Clark Hall

Tim Abeln

Tim Abeln

Associate Teaching Professor, Spanish
Phone: (314) 516-6243
Office:  544 Clark Hall


Manon Allard

Assistant Teaching Professor, French
Phone: (314) 516-6546
Office: 549 Clark Hall

Maria Balogh

Maria Teresa Balogh

Teaching Professor, Spanish
Phone: (314) 516-6440
Office: 534 Clark Hall

Martha Caeiro

Spanish Section Coordinator
Teaching Professor, Spanish
Phone: (314) 516-6244
Office: 545 Clark Hall

Amy Dagrosa

Amy D'Agrosa 

Assistant Teaching Professor, Spanish
Phone: (314) 516-6232
Office: 560 Clark Hall

Beth Eckelkamp

Beth Eckelkamp

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Teaching Professor, Japanese
Phone: (314) 516-5501
Office: 303 Lucas Hall

Nancy Mayer

Associate Teaching Professor, EAP
Phone: (314) 516-5182
Office: 546 Clark Hall

Amy Michael

Amy Michael

Japanese Section Coordinator
Associate Teaching Professor, Japanese
Phone: (314) 516-6517
Office: 552 Clark Hall

Denise Mussman

Teaching Professor, EAP
Phone: (314) 516-5186
Office: 535 Clark Hall

Birgit Noll

Associate Dean of Students, College of Arts and Sciences 
Teaching Professor in Modern Languages
Phone: (314) 516-6546
Office: 303 Lucas Hall


John Trevathan

John Trevathan

Assistant Teaching Professor, Spanish
Phone: 314-516-6240
Office: 544 Clark Hall

Keiko Ueda

Keiko Ueda

Associate Teaching Professor, Japanese
Phone: (314) 516-6860
Office:  552 Clark Hall

Violaine White

Violaine White

French Section Coordinator
Associate Teaching Professor, French
Phone: (314) 516-6245
Office:  561 Clark Hall

Susan Yoder-Kreger

Susan Yoder-Kreger

Teaching Professor, Spanish
Phone: (314) 516-6461
Office: 548 Clark Hall

Hiroko Yoshii

Hiroko Yoshii

Assistant Teaching Professor, Japanese
Phone: (314) 516-6089
Office: 552 Clark Hall

Jeanne Zarucchi

Professor, French and Art History
Office: 503 Lucas Hall
Phone: (314) 516-6575

Staff Members

Jim Karslake

Senior Business Support Specialist
Phone: (314) 516-6242
Office : 562 Clark Hall