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officers (~2020)

Beschea, Florin  President                 Davidson College

Visiting Assistant Professor of French at Davidson College and Director of the Self-Instructional Languages Program, Florin has earned his PhD in Medieval French Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. His interests are centered around Medieval Studies, Queer Studies, Contemporary French cinema, and French language teaching (Secondary Language Acquisition). A Romanian native, Florin speaks several different languages and enjoys reading, art and nature, among many other things.

  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  Vice President          Vassar College
 lioba2019  Adjunct Assistant Professor of German Studies and Coordinator of the Self-Instructional Language Program at Vassar College. Lioba Gerhardi earned her PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures and a Certificate in Film Studies at CUNY’s Graduate Center and teaches all levels of German language, literature, and film in Vassar’s German Studies department. In her research, as well as in her teaching, she is interested in the interplay of different forms of art and language, and the broader intertextual space that surrounds every artistic expression.

She coordinates Vassar’s Self-Instructional Language program, which offers American Sign Language, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Irish, Portuguese, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, and Yiddish.

         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,     Secretary    Samford University             

Assistant Professor of French at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where she directs the Critical Languages Program which includes American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Thai, Vietnamese. She also teaches various levels of French classes. Her areas of research include the contemporary literature, film, and culture of Quebec as well as literature in English, French and Spanish from the Caribbean including the Haitian diaspora.

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,     Treasurer       University of South Alabama [NASILP Secretariat]
   Senior Spanish Instructor at the University of South Alabama. Director of Lesser Taught Languages Program 2009-present. Research interests include the intersection of language learning and technology, with special interest in teaching culture.
  Kosinski, Maria         Past President           University of Miami
Director and founder of DILS, University of Miami. She also established and was the director of DILS, and director of French at Yale University. She taught French at Yale University and Wesleyan University. She speaks Hungarian, German, French and English. Interests: life-long commitment to promoting the study of languages and corresponding cultures; to language competence that encourages intercultural understanding and adaptability to new environments; that can facilitate insights into other ways of thinking. 
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       Executive Director    The University of Alabama

Director of the UA Critical Languages Center, has been teaching Japanese on satellite TV/video as well as in the classroom (Advanced level and Japanese Literature) for 30 years while researching the educational use of technology.

Board of Directors

Terms to 2019

Cory Duclos              Director of The Keck Center For Language Study Colgate University

Jieun Ryu                 Director Critical Languages Program  The University of Arizona

Mary Beth Helderle  Director Critical Languages Program  Hamilton College

Katrina Thompson   Director of the Program in African Languages University of Wisconsin-Madison

Terms to 2020

Mariana Stone     Director of Language Labs  University of North Georgia

Maria Kosinski     Director, DILS program  University of Miami

Brian Mann          Chair, Department Head of Modern & Classical Languages  University of North Georgia

 Brill, Scott           CEO Language Canvas LLC

Distinguished Director

Jorden, Eleanor (1920-2009), 
Professor Emerita, Cornell University

Executive Directors Emeritus

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Professor Emeritus, Temple University
 Dunkel, AlexanderProfessor, University of Arizona