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Faculty and Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

Ayse Kaya


Program Coordinator, Global Studies

On Leave - Academic Year

Political Science


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8471
  2. Trotter Hall 311

Carina Yervasi

Associate Professor

Executive Director, Global Engagement

Section Head, French & Francophone Studies

Modern Languages & Literatures-French & Francophone Studies

Global Engagement

Global Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8167
  2. Kohlberg Hall 309
  3. Cunningham House Scott Arboretum
  4. Office Hours:

    Most MONDAYS when classes are in session: 1- 4 PM

    Please sign up at the following link.

    Walk-ins available for 20 min. appointments, when the office door is open. 

Cheryl Sharp


Administrative Coordinator

Interdisciplinary Programs


  1. Phone: (610) 328-7750
  2. Trotter Hall 107

Deb Sloman


Administrative Assistant II, Classics; Administrative Assistant II, Asian Studies; Administrative Assistant, Temporary, College Art Collection; Temporary Administrative Coordinator, Political Science


Interdisciplinary Programs


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8165
  2. Trotter Hall 110
  3. Trotter Hall 107
Deb Sloman

Program Committee

Farha Ghannam

Eugene M. Lang Research Professor of Anthropology

Sociology & Anthropology-Anthropology


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8104
  2. Kohlberg Hall 240
  3. Office Hours:

    By appointment
    Thursdays, 3:00- 4:30pm


Steven Hopkins

Mari S. Michener Professor of Religion and Asian Studies

Division Chair, Interdisciplinary Programs

Program Coordinator, Asian Studies



  1. Phone: (610) 328-8035
  2. Pearson Hall 209
Steven Hopkins at Collioure

Jose-Luis Machado

Associate Professor



  1. Phone: (610) 328-8562
  2. Maxine Frank Singer '52 Hall 401
  3. Maxine Frank Singer '52 Hall 424

Research: Invasive species and plant physiological ecology of temperate and tropical ecosystems

Maria Pia Olivero

Associate Professor



  1. Phone: (610) 328-7331
  2. Kohlberg Hall 208
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays 1:30pm-4:30pm & by appointment

Areas of interest: Macroeconomics, International Finance, Credit Markets, Latin American Economies.

Maria Pia Olivero

Sunka Simon


Department Chair, Film & Media Studies

Modern Languages & Literatures-German

Film & Media Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-7354
  2. Kohlberg Hall 312
  3. Office Hours:

    Mondays 3:00pm-4:00pm and by appt.

Sunka Simon is the author of German Crime Dramas from Network Television to Netflix (2023) and Mail-Orders: The Fiction of Letters in Postmodern Culture (2002), co-editor of Globally Networked Teaching in the Humanities (2015) and numerous articles on German literature, film, television, and popular music.

Tristan Smith

Associate Professor of Physics

Physics & Astronomy-Physics


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8259

Research interests: Early universe cosmology; tests of modified theories of gravity; analysis of the cosmic microwave background

Tristan Smith, Professor