The Language Schools attract and retain some of the world’s leading academic professionals and like-minded learners. Meet stellar directors and administration below.


Timothy Page

Acting Dean

Sunderland Language Center 211
Office Hours:
By appointment (please call Laura Bachand x5292)

Molly Baker

Associate Dean of Language Schools, Admissions

Sunderland Language Center 210

Kara Doner

Systems Specialist, Admissions

Sunderland Language Center 203A

Eman Hayyat

Assistant Director, Arabic School & Operations Director

Sunderland Language Center 203B

Emily Kimberly

Senior Business and Financial Operations Analyst

Thor Sawin

Associate Dean of Language Schools, Curriculum

Sunderland Language Center 207

Stephen Snyder

Dean of Language Schools (On leave thru 2025) and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Kawashima Professor of Japanese Studies


Jesse Bowman Bruchac

Director, School of Abenaki

Kelley Calvert

Director, English Language School

Based in Monterey, California

Cecilia Chang

Director, Chinese School

Williams College

Armelle Crouzières-Ingenthron

Director, School of French

Middlebury College

Elizabeth Gerner

Co-Director, School of Hebrew

Luis Gonçalves

Director, Portuguese School

Princeton University

Bettina Matthias

Director, German School and German for Singers

Middlebury College

Nader Morkus

Director, Arabic School

Indiana University

Yaron Peleg

Co-Director, School of Hebrew

University of Cambridge

Motoko Tabuse

Director, School of Japanese

Eastern Michigan University

Sahie Kang

Director, School of Korean

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

Jason Merrill

Director, School of Russian

Michigan State University

Donato Santeramo

Director, Italian School

Queen’s University

Jacobo Sefami

Director, School of Spanish

University of California, Irvine

Meet our Language Schools Assistant Directors and admissions contacts.