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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator

Richard Eldridge

Charles and Harriett Cox McDowell Professor of Philosophy


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8428
  2. Beardsley 211B
  3. S'19 office hours: T & TH 11:00-12:00am and by appointment

Interests: Aesthetics and Theory of Criticism, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy and Literature, German Idealism, Wittgenstein, Romanticism
Ph.D., University of Chicago. 

Richard Eldridge, Professor of Philosopy

Program Committee

Khaled Al-Masri

Assistant Professor and Section Head



  1. Phone: (610) 328-8199
  2. Kohlberg 335
Khaled Al-Masri

Betsy Bolton

Professor and Department Chair

English Literature


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8153
  2. Lang Performing Arts Center 205, Office Hours: Tue 11-1, Wed and Thu 1-2:30, Fri 11:15-12:30
Elizabeth Bolton

Jean-Vincent Blanchard

Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures; Professor of French and Section Head

French and Francophone Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8159
  2. Kohlberg 313
Jean-Vincent  Blanchard

Rachel Buurma

Director, Aydelotte Foundation

Associate Professor, English

Aydelotte Foundation


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8666
  2. Fax:
  3. Lang Performing Arts Center 302, Office Hours in Parrish W201: Wed 2-4 and by appointment
  4. Parrish W201

Sibelan Forrester

Professor of Russian, Russian Section Head


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8162
  2. Kohlberg 340

Interests: Russian and East European women writers; gender and sexuality in language and literature; Modernism; literary and scholarly translation and translation theory

Emily Frey

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian



  1. Phone: (610) 328-8161
  2. Kohlberg 340

William Gardner

Professor and Section Head



  1. Phone: (610) 690-6875
  2. Kohlberg 336
Will Gardner

María-Luisa Guardiola

Professor (on leave Fall 2018 - Spring 2019)

Modern Languages and Literatures


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8164
  2. Kohlberg 342

Interests: Nineteenth, twentieth and twenty first century Iberian Literature; women writers; turn of the century (19th to 20th) literature and cultural developments; Iberian cinema; urban studies; Catalan women writers. 

Maria Luisa Guardiola

Alexandra Gueydan-Turek

Associate Professor of French

French and Francophone Studies<br>Office Hours: Mardi 11h15-12h15, Mercredi 9h00-10h00, et sur rendez-vous


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8309
  2. Kohlberg 311
Alexandra Gueydan-Turek

Haili Kong

Professor and Section Head



  1. Phone: (610) 328-8457
  2. Kohlberg 310
Haili Kong - On Leave 2013-14

Allen Kuharski

Professor and Chair, Stephen Lang Professor of the Performing Arts



  1. Phone: (610) 328-7794
  2. Fax: (610) 957-6179
  3. LPAC 015
Allen Kuharski

Rosaria Munson

J. Archer and Helen C. Turner Professor


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8370
  2. Trotter 113
Interests: Greek historiography, narratology, Greek politics, ethnography, the Ancient Near East
Rosaria Munson

Bob Rehak

Associate Professor

Film and Media Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 957-6204
  2. Kohlberg 111D

Hansjakob Werlen

Professor, German Studies Coordinator 2015-18

German Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8612
  2. Kohlberg 307

Hansjakob Werlen's research interests are late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century German literature and contemporary literature of German speaking countries, with a special focus on Switzerland. A member of the Tri-college Food Studies group, he also teaches courses on issues of taste and aesthetics.

Hansjakob Werlen

Emeriti Faculty

Marion Faber

Professor Emerita

German Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8155
  2. Train Station 203