Welcome to the 2013-2014 academic year

Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Mahmoud Amer
Acting Chair 2016-2017
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048

Welcome to the 2013-2014 academic year

With the start of the 2013-2014 academic year, the Department is pleased to welcome new majors in French, German, Russian, and Spanish, and to students who join us as minors in those languages, in addition to Italian and Classics. We also extend a warm welcome to 4 new tenure track faculty members:


          Ph.D., Rutgers University


  • William Keith Corbitt

    Assistant Professor of Languages. Supervisor: Modern Language Teacher Education Program

    Ph.D., Indiana University


  • Innhwa Park

    Assistant Professor of TESOL

    Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles


The following temporary instructors have been appointed in these language areas:

  • Chinese: Yongzhen Shu, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
  • Spanish:  Melody Nixon, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


This academic year promises to be an exciting one, with new initiatives under foot, notably approval of a revised undergraduate major, the Bachelor of Arts in Languages and cultures; a number of distance education classes, and the launching of the Masters of Arts in Languages and Cultures degree.

Please check for updates and for news about cultural events, student activities, and more.