I am honored to be serving as the interim chair of the LCL department. I bring to this role a cross-disciplinary background as a management professor with experience in improving organizational systems. This year we are assessing the core strengths of the department as we look to chart its direction in a rapidly changing future. We are focusing our efforts on exploring technologically assisted learning, integration of culture into language study, immersive experiential learning, study abroad, and certificate programs in order to professionalize our offerings and meet the needs of our students and the changing world.
For our majors, we offer an excellent education in Classics and Linguistics, along with modern languages of French, Spanish, and Russian. We also offer Mandarin Chinese, which can contribute to an Asian Studies major.
For students who are majoring in another discipline at SPU, we provide language and cultural skills that will allow you to see the world with a new perspective and help you thrive in your career of choice. Language study can serve you well whether you are a business, pre-med, art, theology, psychology, or history major — and many more! We serve a large number of students who pursue LCL classes toward a minor in foreign language, classics, or linguistics, and an even larger number who pursue language study for its own sake.
We would love to partner with you as you pursue your degree at SPU. Whether you are an LCL major, or pursuing a major in another program, the LCL department has something to offer you!
Professor of Management
Interim Chair of the Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics Department