HeadM. Meléndez


Associate HeadM. Bowles                                                          


Director of Graduate StudiesJ. Irigoyen-García


Advisors to first year M.A. Students

                     Spanish Linguistics: Jegerski

                     Hispanic Literatures: Irigoyen-García

                     Portuguese: Karam


Director of Undergraduate Studies, Spanish  – Abbott


Director of Education Abroad Delgado


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 (Fall 2018):


SPAN 232 – Abbott

SPAN 252 – Bowles

SPAN 254 – Cervantes

SPAN 303 – Hualde

SPAN 305 – Hualde

SPAN 307 – Montrul

SPAN 308 – Jegerski

SPAN 320 -  Delgado





Advisory Committee [elected]- Irigoyen (2018-2020), Tolliver (2018-2020), Delgado (2017-2019), Montrul (2017-2019), Bowles (ex officio)


Study Abroad Committee: Delgado (Chair, Fall), Abbott, Robles, Escobar (Chair, Spring) Jegerski (Fall only), Goldman, Fornoff, Ane Icardo


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


Committee on Graduate Awards – Irigoyen (Chair, ex officio), Cervantes, Goodman, Hualde, Escobar (Spring)


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


            Spanish Linguistics: Montrul (Chair), Bowles, Escobar (Spring only), Jegerski (Fall only), Hualde


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


Portuguese: Karam (Chair), Goodman, Goebel



Committee on Undergraduate Awards (Flores, Jugenheimer, Alvaro Monserrat Llardén, Borgeson, Pasquariello): Abbott (Chair), Montrul, Karam


Curriculum Committee: Abbott (ex officio), Irigoyen (ex officio), Goldman, Tolliver (Chair), Karam, Robles (ex officio), Henshaw, Dawn Navejas


Policy & Development – Hualde (Chair), Jegerski (Fall), Escobar (Spring), Goodman, Mónica Lugo


Capricious Grading Committee [elected -3] –Karam (18-21), Jegerski (16-19), Montrul (Chair, 17-20), Irati Hurtado


Lectures & Arrangements Committee –Goodman (Chair), Jegerski (Fall only), Escobar (Spring) Fornoff, Sara Fernández


Academic Integrity Violations Appeals Committee (elected-3): Bowles (Chair), Karam, Tolliver (2018-2019)


Faculty Annual Review Committees: (Evaluations must be completed by April 15 for non-tenure track

                                                           faculty and by May 15 for tenure track)

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

            Associate Professors: Meléndez, Delgado, Montrul, Hualde

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





Darlene Wolf Fellowship – Montrul (Chair), Escobar, Bowles


Non-departmental Awards for Excellence – Goldman (Chair), Delgado (Fall), Escobar (Spring), Carollo, Martínez Quiroga

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


Website committee: Irigoyen (Chair), Goldman, Abbott, Aritz Regoyo


Newsletter committee: Meléndez, Abbott, Goodman


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


Proficiency evaluation committee (Fulbright, Study Abroad, other): Martínez Quiroga (Chair), Henshaw, De Angelo, Goebel, Waters, Carollo





Humanities Council Committee- Tolliver

Illinois Academic Advising Committee (IlliAAC) - Robles

Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab, Director – Montrul

SLCL Executive Committee – Tolliver, Delgado (ex officio FA 18)

Spanish and Portuguese representatives Academic Senate –Tolliver (2016-2018)

University Language Academy for Children, Director – Montrul



      (appointed/selected extra-departmental)

Academic Senate Executive Committee - Tolliver

Campus Research Boaru - Hualde

Campus Research Policy Committee – Meléndez

Center for Language Instruction and Coordination [CLIC], (Chair) - Henshaw

Center for Translation Studies, Director – Tolliver

Committee of Departmental Advisors (CODA) - Robles

Faculty Advisory Committee for System Academic Affairs - Tolliver

Foreign Language Accommodations Committee - Bowles

Foreign Language Advisory Committee (FLAC) Meeting—Robles

Foreign Language Teacher Education (FLTE) Admissions Committee – Robles

Global Migration and Diaspora Initiative - Goldman

HASS & HARF Funds Review Committee – Meléndez

IlliAAC Executive Board Racial Justice Allies and Advocates Training Committee (RJAA) – Robles

Illinois Abroad Policy Committee – Delgado

IPRH Advisory Committee - Karam

Latino Family Visit Day Committee (LFVD) – Robles

LAS Advisory Board - Abbott

LAS Awards Committee–Abbott

LAS Foreign Language Accommodations Committee–Bowles

LAS Foreign Language Teacher Education (FLTE) Review Board - Abbott

LAS Global Studies Advisory Committee – Delgado

LAS Honors Council–Henshaw, Abbott

LAS Honors Search Committee (Director) – Abbott

LAS Humanities Council Committee - Meléndez

LAS LEAP Award Committee 2018-19 - Ledesma

LAS Life + Career Advisory Board - Abbott

LAS Online Advisory Board – Abbott

LAS Policy and Development – Bowles

LAS Senior Women Faculty Advisory Committee – Meléndez

Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies (Assoc. Director) - Karam

Program in Jewish Culture and Society (Director)– Goldman

Program Review Council (Provost Office) – Montrul

Senate Committee on General University Policy–Tolliver

SLCL Executive Officers Committee - Tolliver

Social and Behavioral Sciences Interdisciplinary Working Group (Campus level) Montrul

University Senates Conference (Chair) - Tolliver


VI.  SPGO – Graduate Student Organization

President:  Ander Beristain

Vice President: María Iruti Iparraguirre

Treasurer: Marco Parodi

Secretary: Miren Antón

Representative to Faculty Meetings: Jone Vicente Urrutia

      Social Event Coordinator: María Iruti Iparraguirre


GEO Stewards: Liz Moreno, Carmen Gallegos, Megan Gargiulo, Miren Anton Lobato



Staff Supervisor, Administrative Associate to the Director of FLB – Rebecca Riley

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

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

EO Support – Office Administrator for SP, SLATE, ULAC, Study Abroad– Kathy Schilson