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


Stephen Snyder

Dean of Language Schools and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Kawashima Professor of Japanese Studies

Sunderland Language Center 209
Office Hours:
By appointment (please call Laura Bachand x5292)

Kara Doner

Systems Specialist, Admissions

Sunderland Language Center 203A

Emily Kimberly

Senior Business and Financial Operations Analyst

Timothy Page

Senior Associate Dean of Language Schools, Operations

Sunderland Language Center 220

Thor Sawin

Associate Dean of Language Schools, Curriculum


Jesse Bowman Bruchac

Director, School of Abenaki

Kelley Calvert

Director, English Language School

Based in Monterey, California

Brahim Chakrani

Director, Arabic School

Michigan State University

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

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

Jacobo Sefami

Director, School of Spanish

University of California, Irvine

Meet our Language Schools Assistant Directors and admissions contacts.