CLASS College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Youngstown State University
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Foreign Languages Faculty  


Full-Time Faculty


Servio T. Becerra 

Spanish; Linguistics

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Office Hours: M 8:00-9:00 a.m; WF 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

507 DeBartolo   330-941-1629   stbecerra AT ysu DOT edu


Jennifer Behney

Second Language Acquisition; Italian.   

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Office Hours: MW 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; T 12:00-1:00 p.m.

511 DeBartolo   330-941-3462   jbehney AT ysu DOT edu

Curriculum Vitae


Hervé M.Corbé


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Office Hours: MWF 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; WF 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

508 DeBartolo   330-941-1630   hmcorbe AT ysu DOT edu 

Ndinzi Masagara

French, Swahili, Linguistics

Ph.D., University of Southern California

Office Hours: M 3:00-5:00 p.m.; T 12:00-2:00 p.m.; WF 3:00-4:00 p.m.

506 DeBartolo   330-941-3464   nmasagara AT ysu DOT edu


Diana Q. Palardy


Ph.D., University of Virginia

Office Hours: MW 2:00-4:00 p.m., F 2:00-3:00 p.m.

512 DeBartolo   330-941-1631   dqpalardy AT ysu DOT edu

Curriculum Vitae


John E. Sarkissian (Chair)

Ancient Greek, Latin, Ancient History

Ph.D., Duke University

Office Hours: MWF 1:00-2:00 p.m.; T 1:00-3:00 p.m.

502 DeBartolo   330-941-3460   jesarkissian AT ysu DOT edu


Carla Simonini

Italian, Italian American Studies

Ph.D., Brown University

Office Hours: MW 1:00-3:30 p.m

513 DeBartolo   330-941-1632   casimonini AT ysu DOT edu 

Curriculum Vitae


Extended Teaching Service Faculty


Ivania del Pozo


Ph.D., City University of New York

Office Hours: MWF 10:00-10:50 a.m.

510 DeBartolo   330-941-1628   idelpozo AT ysu DOT edu

Melissa T. Smith


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Office Hours:  by appointment

115 DeBartolo   330-398-1157 (text)   mtsmith02 AT ysu DOT edu

Adjunct Faculty

Ryan Antonucci


Office Hours: MT 1:00-2:00 p.m.

501 DeBartolo   330-941-3461   rjantonucci01 AT ysu DOT edu



Madaleine Maroun Clendenin

Arabic, French

Off. Hrs: MWF 2:00-3:00 p.m.

501 DeBartolo   330-941-3461   mmclendenin AT ysu DOT edu


Donatella D'Aguanno


Off. Hrs: M 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

501 DeBartolo   330-941-3461   ddaguanno AT student.ysu DOT edu


Meirel Foltz


Off. Hrs: MWF 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

558 DeBartolo   330-941-3465   mfoltz AT ysu DOT edu


Laura Goist

Off. Hrs: MWF 9:00-10:00 a.m.

558 DeBartolo   330-941-3465   lagoist AT ysu DOT edu

Gloria Patricia Johnston


Off. Hrs: T 5:00-6:00 p.m.     

501 DeBartolo   330-941-3461   gpjohnston AT ysu DOT edu 
Tirtza Kohan


Off. Hrs: MW 3:45-4:00 p.m.; MW 5:50-6:05 p.m.     

501 DeBartolo   330-941-3461   tkohan AT ysu DOT edu 


Richard James Magazzine

American Sign Language

Off. Hrs: W 5:30-6:00 p.m.  (1131 Cushwa);                        Th 5:30-6:00 p.m. (548 DeBartolo)

501 DeBartolo   330-941-3461   richmagazzine AT gmail DOT com

Paulina Montaldo


Off. Hrs: MW 1:00-2:00 p.m.

501 DeBartolo   330-941-3461   pbmontaldo AT ysu DOT edu

Tetyana Ptichkin


Off. Hrs: MW 12:00-1:00 p.m.

501 DeBartolo   330-941-3461   tbptichkin AT ysu DOT edu

Matt Saborse


Off. Hrs: MW 5:15-5:45 p.m.

501 DeBartolo   330-941-3461   mjsaborse AT ysu DOT edu


Margarita Yauman 


Off. Hrs: MW 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

501 DeBartolo   330-941-3461   myauman AT ysu DOT edu


 Shelley Zhu


Off. Hrs: Th 6:00-7:00 p.m. (DeBartolo 547)

501 DeBartolo   330-941-1723   xzhu AT ysu DOT edu



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