World Languages and Cultures Affiliated Faculty

Last name starts with A

Last name starts with B

Robin Barr Linguist in Residence CAS-World Lang and Cultures

Prof. Barr holds a PhD in Linguistics from Harvard with concentrations in both Indo-European and psycholinguistics. Her research on morphology involves the relationship between language learning and l

  rbarr@american.edu

  (202) 885-2582

Last name starts with C

Last name starts with D

Last name starts with E

Last name starts with F

Last name starts with G

Susan George Professorial Lecturer School of Prof and Extd Studies

Dr. Susan George has taught in Writing, EAP, ESL, and Literature programs in the United States, Canada, and Japan. She has been involved in both teaching and curriculum development in EAP and ESL. Her

  smgeorge@american.edu

Valerie Guyen Croquez Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Instructor Bio: Born from a vietnamese father and a french mother, I was raised in France, 5 kilometers outside Paris. I am an alumni of Sciences Po Paris. I worked for 8 years in financial departmen

  guyencro@american.edu

Last name starts with H

Jennifer Himmel Adjunct Instructor

Jennifer Himmel is interested in the ways that students learning in two languages mediate language and literacy acquisition through peer-peer interaction. Her recent research focuses on helping elemen

  jhimmel@american.edu

  (202) 885-2582

Irina Hobbs Adjunct Instructor

Irina Yankovskaya earned her degree in Linguistics and Teaching at Immanuel Kant State University of Russia (Kaliningrad, Russia). While at Kant State, she taught English at a local high school. In 20

  irina.yankovskaya@american.edu

Last name starts with J

Last name starts with L

Last name starts with M

Last name starts with N

Last name starts with P

Jisook Paik Professorial Lecturer CAS-World Lang and Cultures

Dr. Jisook Paik has been teaching English Language and TESOL courses in Korea, China, and the United States. She is interested in teaching ESL grammar, research methods, and writing, as well as ESL te

  paik@american.edu

  (202) 885-6843

Courtney Pollack Adjunct Instructor AU Abroad

A life-long Francophile, Courtney began her international adventure on a summer study abroad program while she was in high school in Annecy, France. After that experience, she decided to pursue her lo

  pollack@american.edu

  (202) 885-1328

Last name starts with R

Last name starts with S

Abdelrahim Salih Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Professorial Lecturer Anthropologist and Arabic Linguist

Kayoko Shibata Adjunct Instructor

Prior to American University, Kayoko Shibata worked for the World Bank for 18 years. While she was at the World Bank, she taught at the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe Univ

  kshibata@american.edu

Mary Spanarkel Adjunct Instructor

Mary Spanarkel is a Research Assistant at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC. She previously served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Washington English Center, a comm

  mspanark@american.edu

  (202) 885-2582

Last name starts with V