Faculty and Staff

Tacelosky Kathleen Tacelosky, Chair of Languages; Professor of Spanish
B.A., Ursinus College; M.A., West Chester University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Kathleen Tacelosky earned her B.A. in Spanish (Ursinus College), her M.A. in TESOL (West Chester University) and her Ph.D. in Linguistics (University of Texas at Arlington). Her doctoral thesis took her to the Amazon Basin in Peru to study the influence of bilingual education on the maintenance and shift of Shipibo, a language of the region. More recently her research has been motivated by civic engagement. In 2010 the textbook she co-authored, Diálogos: Hacia una comunidad global was published. Designed for Intermediate Spanish students, the book integrates experiential learning and language learning. In 2010-2011, Dr. Tacelosky was awarded a Fulbright grant to continue community-based linguistic research and teach in the Languages Department at the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico. Dr. Tacelosky has taught Spanish, ESL and linguistics in the U.S., Mexico, Japan, and Puerto Rico.

Telephone: 717-867-6255
Address: Humanities 310-B
Email: tacelosk@lvc.edu



Braem Jean-Marc Braem, Associate Professor of French
Licencé, Université Libre de Bruxelles; M.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Princeton University

Braem teaches courses on all levels of Francophone language, culture, and civilization. He has written on censorship in French literature and the instructional use of films in French. His most recent publication discussed the influence of the Provence on the writing of the novelist Émile Zola.

Telephone: 717-867-6252
Address: Humanities 301-B
Email: braem@lvc.edu



Chamberlin Rick Chamberlin, Associate Professor of German and French
B.A., Hillsdale College; A.M., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Chamberlin teaches courses at all levels in both French and German. His areas of research are German and French medieval literature, as well as the relations between German writers and the wider culture in the 20th-century. He also directs our summer study program in Würzburg, Germany.

Telephone: 717-867-6256
Address: Humanities 301-A
Email: chamberl@lvc.edu



Garcia Armero Carmen Garcia Armero, Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., Valencia University; M.A., University of North Carolina Greensboro; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Telephone: 717-867-6251
Address: Humanities 303-B
Email: cgarcia@lvc.edu



Guzman-Zavala Ivette Guzman-Zavala, Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., University of Puerto Rico; M.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Guzmán Zavala, a native of Puerto Rico, teaches Spanish language courses at all levels. She pursues research interests in Latin America and the Hispanic Caribbean. Her conference presentations and publications chiefly involve the representation of childhood and motherhood in literary texts and the visual arts. She is painter as well as a literary scholar and her works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions.

Telephone: 717-867-6254
Address: Humanities 303-A
Email: guzman@lvc.edu



McEvoy Gabriela McEvoy, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of California at San Diego.

McEvoy teaches Spanish courses at all levels. Her research involves Latin American ethnic studies, most particularly discourse in the Peruvian-Irish community. She has presented her work at several conferences and has published her writing on fiction by immigrants and exiles to Latin America.

Telephone: 717-867-6253
Address: Humanities 310-A
Email: mcevoy@lvc.edu



Veronica Rodriguez-Torres, Teaching Fellow in Spanish

Address: Humanities
Email: rodrigue@lvc.edu



Underwood Beth Underwood, Lecturer in Italian
B.S.L.A., Georgetown University; M.A., Middlebury College

Telephone: 717-867-6871
Address: Humanities 310-A
Email: bunderwo@lvc.edu



Meindl Joerg Meindl, Assistant Professor of German
M.A., Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Meindl teaches courses in German at all levels. His research agenda includes the fields of applied linguistics, second language acquisition and cultural studies. His most recent project investigated communication strategies in the sermons of an Old order Amish community.

Telephone: 717-867-6257
Address: Humanities 301-C
Email: meindl@lvc.edu



Gargotta Agostino Gargotta, Adjunct Instructor of Italian
B.A., The Pennsylvania State University; B.A., Millersville University.

Telephone: 717-867-6870
Address: Humanities 301-D
Email: agargott@lvc.edu



Scott James W. Scott, Professor Emeritus of German
B.A., Juniata College; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Scott's scholarly presentations have ranged from Kafka’s short fiction to cabaret in the GDR and communicative testing. At present he is editing Ebernand von Erfurt's Kaiser und Kaiserin and preparing a new translation of Iwein, an Arthurian epic by Hartmann von Aue.

Email: scott@lvc.edu



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