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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

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

Molly Lawrence

Administrative Assistant

Interdisciplinary Programs Office


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

Bertha Saldierna

Administrative Assistant II, I

Interdisciplinary Programs Office


  1. Phone: (610) 328-7674
  2. Trotter Hall 107

Program Committee

Farid Azfar

Associate Professor



  1. Phone: (610) 690-5765
  2. Trotter 212

Interests: Early Modern Europe, urban, sexuality

Professor Farid Azfar

Timothy Burke

Professor and Chair



  1. Phone: (610) 328-8115
  2. Trotter 206

Interests: Africa, cultural studies

Timothy Burke

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

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

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

Grace Ledbetter

Professor of Classics and Philosophy, Chair of Classics, Director of the Honors Program

Classics and Philosophy


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8372
  2. Trotter 112

Interests: Plato, Ancient Philosophy, Greek poetry

Grace Ledbetter

Tamsin Lorraine

Professor of Philosophy


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8423
  2. Beardsley 211A
  3. S'19 Office Hours: T & TH 1:00-2:30pm and W 1:15-2:15pm and by appointment

Interests: Phenemonology, Existentialism, Post-Structrualism, Feminist Theory

Tamsin Lorraine, Professor of Philosophy

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

Maya Nadkarni

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Sociology & Anthropology


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8111
  2. Kohlberg 244
  3. Office Hours:

    Thursdays 2:45- 4:45pm

Patricia Reilly

Associate Professor of Art History


  1. Phone: (610) 690-3730
  2. Beardsley 205
Patricia Reilly

Olivia Sabee

Assistant Professor of Dance

Music & Dance


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8237
  2. LPAC 006

Areas of Interest: History of Dance (18th & 19th Century Europe), Enlightenment Studies, Ballet, Contemporary Dance

Eric Song

Associate Professor

English Literature


  1. Phone: (610) 957-6223
  2. Lang Performing Arts Center 204, Office Hours: Tue & Thu noon-2
Eric Song

Mark Wallace

Professor of Religion


  1. Phone: (610) 328-7829
  2. Pearson 216
Mark Wallace, Professor of Religion

Patricia White

Eugene Lang Research Professor and Department Chair of Film & Media Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8148
  2. Kohlberg 111A, on leave Spring 2018
Patricia White