Administrative and Committee Assignments

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020




HeadM. Meléndez


Associate HeadM. Bowles            


Director of Graduate StudiesJ. Irigoyen-García


Advisors to first year M.A. Students

                       Spanish Linguistics: Bowles

                       Hispanic Literatures: Irigoyen-García

                       Portuguese: Karam


Director of Undergraduate Studies, Spanish Abbott


Director of Education Abroad Escobar


Undergraduate Advisor in Spanish (including Honors and Study Abroad)Robles


Director of Introductory Spanish Language Waters


Director of 4th Semester Spanish LanguageCarollo


Director of Advanced Spanish LanguageHenshaw


Director of Basic Language Instruction for Portuguese Goebel


Undergraduate Advisor in PortugueseKaram




Graduate Student Representative to Departmental MeetingsJone Vicente


Basque Studies MentorHualde


Catalan Studies Mentor - Tolliver


Course Supervisors (AY 2019-2020):


SPAN 232 – Abbott

SPAN 252 – Jegerski

SPAN250  Martínez-Quiroga

SPAN 254 – Goldman

SPAN 303 – Hualde

SPAN 305 – MacDonald (Spring)

SPAN 307 – Bowles

SPAN 308 – Escobar

SPAN 318 – Irigoyen García

SPAN 324 Meléndez




Advisory Committee [elected]- Irigoyen (2018-2020), Tolliver (2018-2020), Ledesma (2019-2021), MacDonald (2019-2021), Bowles (ex officio)


Study Abroad Committee: Escobar (Chair), Abbott, Bowles, Goldman, Robles, Arkaitz Ibarretxe (student)


Graduate Recruitment & Admissions- Irigoyen (Chair), Hualde (Spanish Linguistics), Jegerski (Spanish Linguistics), Karam (Portuguese), Ledesma (Latin American Literature)


Committee on Graduate Awards – Irigoyen (Chair, ex officio), Hualde, Ledesma, MacDonald


Area Review Committees on Graduate Progress (including course scheduling and strategic planning within the group):


             Spanish Linguistics: Hualde (Chair), Bowles, Escobar, Jegerski, MacDonald, Montrul


Spanish, Latin American Literatures/Cultures: Ledesma (Chair), Cervantes, Delgado, Fornoff, Goldman, Irigoyen-García, Karam, Meléndez, Tolliver


Portuguese: Karam (Chair), Goebel


Committee on Undergraduate Awards (Flores, Jugenheimer, Alvaro Monserrat Llardén, Borgeson, Pasquariello): Abbott (Chair), Escobar, Karam, Martínez-Quiroga


Curriculum Committee: Jegerski (Chair), Abbott (ex officio), Goldman, Henshaw, Irigoyen (ex officio), Karam, Robles (ex officio), Iker García (student)


Policy & Development – Tolliver (Chair), Fornoff, Goebel, Henshaw, Miren Antón (student)


Capricious Grading Committee [elected -3] – Montrul (Chair, 17-20), Karam (18-21), Cervantes (19-22), María Arruti (student)


Lectures & Arrangements Committee – Fornoff (Chair), Jegerski, Tolliver, Lucía Sánchez (student)


Academic Integrity Violations Appeals Committee (elected-3): Goldman (Chair), Fornoff, Tolliver


Faculty Annual Review Committees: (Evaluations must be completed by April 21 for non-tenure track

                                                             faculty and by May 15 for tenure track)

             Assistant Professors: All tenured faculty (Associate and Full professors)

             Associate Professors: Delgado, Hualde, Escobar, Meléndez, Montrul

             Non-tenure track faculty: Advisory committee (other faculty may be recruited if needed)


P&T Committee for Promotion from Associate Professor to Full: Delgado, Hualde, Escobar, Meléndez,and





Darlene Wolf Fellowship – Montrul (Chair), Hualde, Jegerski,


Non-departmental Awards for Excellence – Goldman (Chair), Carollo, Martínez-Quiroga, Montrul

(This is a committee that identifies awards in LAS or campus and suggests nominations from our faculty)


Website committee: Ledesma (Chair), Irigoyen, MacDonald, Aritz Regoyo (student)


Newsletter committee: Meléndez (Chair), Abbott, Cervantes, Escobar


Scheduling and Timetable committee: Bowles (Chair), Carollo, Henshaw, Waters, Aritz Regoyo


Proficiency evaluation committee (Fulbright, Study Abroad, other): Martínez Quiroga (Chair), Carollo,

Goebel, Henshaw, Waters


Spanish in the US Search Committee: Escobar (Chair), Bowles, Cervantes




IV.  NON-DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEES (School, College, Campus and U of I System wide) As August 26, 2019


  • Bowles, Melissa:
    • AS Policy and Development Committee
    • LAS Foreign Language Accommodations Committee
    • Committee to Review Pamela Greene, Director of FLTE


  • Delgado, Luisa Elena:
    • LAS Faculty Excellence Task Force
    • COHORT Committee
    • LAS Humanities Council Committee (representing the School)


  • Escobar, Anna María:
    • SLCL Executive Committee 
    • LAS - National and International Scholarships Program - Fulbright Program


  • Fornoff, Carolyn:
    • Fulbright Fall Review Student Application Committee 


  • Henshaw, Florencia:
    • Executive Committee of CLIC


  • Goldman, Dara:
    • Strategic planning working group IV — Strengthen our Resources, Visibility, and Impact 
    • Mortensen Center Advisory Committee 
    • Fulbright Review Committee 
    • PJCS Executive Committee


  • Hualde, José Ignacio:
    • Campus Research Board                                     
    • P& T Committee Chair, Linguistics Dept (Shosted)
    • P & T Committee member, EALC Dept (Shih)


  • Irigoyen-García, Javier:
    • LAS Global Studies, Faculty Advisory Committee


  • Jegerski, Jill:
    • Executive committee for the SLATE (Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education)



  • Ledesma, Eduardo:
    • LAS LEAP Award Selection Committee
    • LAS Selection Committee for Illinois Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities Based Data Science
      Studies (Digital Humanities
    • Public Humanities Steering Committee
    • Graduate Summer Fellowships Selection Committee – Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies



  • Karam, John:
    • Funding Initiative for Multiracial Democracy, Campus Research Board, Ad Hoc Committee Member
    • Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Advisory Committee Member
    • Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, Associate Director and Advisory Board Member


  • MacDonald, Jonathan:
    • LAS Committee on Academic Standards (CAS)
    • Fulbright Fall Review Student Application Committee


  • Meléndez, Mariselle:
    • Humanities Council Committee, chair (elected)
    • 2019-20 University of Illinois President’s Executive Leadership Program (PELP) Fellow (elected)
    • 2019-2020 LAS Working Group for Strategic Plan on Diversity and Inclusion (appointed)


  • Montrul, Silvina:
    • Member Executive Committee Social and Behavioral Sciences Center 
    • Program Review Evaluation Committee (Provost Office) 
    • University Scholars Selection Committee (Office of Vice-Chancellor for Research)
    • National and International Scholarships Programs


  • Robles, Tasha:
    • Social Justice Education Committee
    • Career Certificate Training (Fall 2019)
    •  Student Success Initiative
    • Latino Family Visit Day (Fall 2019)
    •  LAS General Education Committee


  • Tolliver, Joyce
    • University Senates Conference (elected)
    • University Senates Conference Executive Committee (elected)
    • Faculty Advisory Committee for System Academic Affairs (appointed)
    • Academic Senate representative for SP (elected)
    • Humanities Council Committee (representing Center for Translation Studies)
    • EO’s advisory group (representing Center for Translation Studies)



VI. Administrative Positions

  • Delgado, Elena: Director of SLCL
  • Goldman, Dara: Director Program in Jewish Culture and Society
  • Tolliver, Joyce: Director Center for Translation Studies



VII.  SPGO – Graduate Student Organization

President:  Laura Cummings

Vice President: Aritz Regoyo

Treasurer: Marco Parodi

Secretary: Cristina Gonzalez

Representative to Faculty Meetings: Jone Vicente Urrutia

Social Event Coordinator: Sara Saez


GEO Steward: Sara Saez



Staff Supervisor, Administrative Associate to the Director of FLB – TBA

EO Support - Office Mgr. for Classics, Translation Studies, Medieval Studies – TBA

EO Support - Office Mgr. for Linguistics & Modern Greek – Dee Bates

EO Support – Office Administrator for SP, SLATE, ULAC, Study Abroad– Katie Walker