Modern Languages

Language study teaches you to think critically and analytically, and introduces you to ways in which other cultures construct thought and make meaning. Our courses integrate culture, history, literature, and other creative productions into the learning experience, and introduce you to business discourse.

Faculty

Gomez, Patricia

Patricia Gomez

Patricia is a native Texan with Hispanic descent. She was born and raised in South Texas and has a passion for teaching the Spanish language. She holds a MA and BA in Communications from the University of Texas Pan American.

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Houston, Anthony

Anthony Houston

Tony Houston is Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of Modern Languages. He is also Coordinator of the Rhode Island Coalition of Reason, Co-Chair of Secular Coalition for Rhode Island and board member of the Humanists of Rhode Island.

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Misuraca, Elisabetta

Elisabetta Misuraca

Elisabetta Misuraca holds an MA in Italian Literature from Boston College and a BA in Italian from the University of Rhode Island. Being first generation Italian-American, she spent most of her life between Italy and the States where she continues to divide her time throughout the year. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Florence.

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Moon, Heather

Heather M. Moon

Heather Moon is a Lecturer in Spanish, and is also the Coordinator of Romance Languages. She is the Faculty Advisor for the Bryant Chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honor society. She blogs about film at http://elmundocinematograficoenelaula.blogspot.com/.

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Place, Alexandra

Alexandra Place

french native speaker, born and raised in Paris France, I hold a BA and MA from the university of Paris in foreign languages, literatures and civilizations

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Xiao, Yun

Yun Xiao

Yun Xiao is Professor of Chinese language and linguistics at Bryant University and served as the chair of the Department of Modern Languages (2007-2014). She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of Hawaii in 1998. Her research interests are Second Language Acquisition, Heritage Language Learning, Chinese Linguistics, and Chinese Language Education.

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Zhao, Zenan

Zenan Zhao

Zenan Zhao is a Lecturer in Chinese Language at Bryant University. She is a Chinese native speaker. She holds an M.A. degree in Asian Civilizations with a specific focus on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from the University of Iowa. She also has a B.A. degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from Nankai University, Tianjin, China.

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