Department of Languages, Linguistics & Comparative Literature

Faculty Profiles


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Mauricio J. Almonte, ABD.Office:   CU 271


Carla Calargé, Ph.D.Office:   CU 270

Email:   ccalarge@fau.edu

Mauricio J. Almonte, ABD.

The coordinator for Academic Service-Learning and Community Outreach for the department. Also an award-winning Instructor of Spanish and an active scholar whose most recent publications appear in AEQ: Academic Exchange Quarterly, PALARA: Publication of the Afro-Latin American Research Association, and Sargasso. He is the primary point of contact for AS-L activities and related fundraising efforts within the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature.

Carla Calargé, Ph.D.

An accomplished Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, a highly productive scholar and chief intellectual architect of a AS-L projects in which students of French from Florida Atlantic University help recently arrived Haitian students enrolled at Toussaint L’Overtoure High School, in Delray Beach, adjust to a new school system and cultural landscape. Her most recent publications appear in The Cincinnati Review, French Forum, and Nineteenth-Century French Studies.

Julissa Mansilla-Bjalme, M.A. Office:   CU 232G

Email:   jmansill@fau.edu

Ramona Rendón, M.A.Office:   CU 232G

Email:   jwhite94@fau.edu

Julissa Mansilla-Bjalme, M.A.

A top rated Instructor of Spanish who has implemented Academic Service-Learning in SPN 2221 and SPN 2341.

Ramona Rendón, M.A.

A top-rated Instructor of Spanish with ample experience implementing Academic Service-Learning in various classes, mainly SPN 2221.

Ilaria Serra, Ph.D.Office: CU242

Email: iserral@fau.edu

Office:   CU 232G

Email:   jwhite94@fau.edu

Ilaria Serra, Ph.D.

Award-winning Assistant Professor of Italian specializing in Italian cinema, literature, song, and the history of Italian immigration to the United States. Some of her most recent publications appear in Italica, Adaptation, and The International Journal of Arts and Society. Dr. Serra employs AS-L in ITA 3420: Advanced Italian where students from Florida Atlantic University assists foreign language classrooms and related activities at the Henderson School as well as tutor university students enrolled in lower-level Italian language courses.

Justin P. White, Ph.D.

The Director of the Basic Language Program of the department who participated in a Faculty Learning Community focusing on AS-L in 2009. Out of this experience emerged the project of AS-L project of having students enrolled in intermediate Spanish language courses tutor their peers in lower-level language classes at our university. His most publication on AS-L appear in a special issue of AEQ: Academic Exchange Quarterly, co-authored with Mauricio Almonte, and on Second Language Acquisition, in Hispania, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, and The Florida Foreign Language Journal.


 Last Modified 10/28/14