Foreign Languages and Literatures - Faculty

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is an integral part of Queensborough Community College’s global outreach endeavor. The cultural and linguistic diversity of its faculty members and the rich variety of their research interests bring to the classroom a multicultural perspective that is essential to understanding the world-at-large. The faculty is highly experienced and qualified, and thoroughly dedicated to teaching and scholarly research. The Department's course offerings range from elementary to advanced foreign language, literature, and culture courses.

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Faculty Member/Contact Information

Arabic

Osorio, Jose
Professor and Chairperson
ARABIC, Chinese and German Coordinator

Email: JOsorio@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Office: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Tues 10:00-12:00pm & Wed 9:00 - 10:00am (In person)

Mohammed, Amany
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Email: AMohammed@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Tues. 9:00-10:00am (Online)

Chinese

Osorio, Jose
Professor and Chairperson
CHINESE, Arabic and German Coordinator

Email: JOsorio@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Office: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Tues 10:00-12:00pm & Wed 9:00 - 10:00am (In person)

Lai, Wei
Assistant Professor and CHINESE Coordinator
Email: WLai@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 281-5375
Room: H217

Chen, Chianli
Adjunct Lecturer
Email: CChen@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Tues 10:00-11:00am & Wed 2:30-3:30pm (Online)

Lin, Lan Shiang
Adjunct Lecturer
Email: LLin@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Wed 10:30-11:30pm (Online)

Zhao, Jing

Adjunct Lecturer

Email: JiZhao@qcc.cuny.edu

Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Mon 11:30-12:30pm (Online)


French

Reeves, Sharon
Associate Professor and Deputy Chairperson and FRENCH Coordinator
Email: SReeves@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 281-5412
Room: H217
Office Hours: Tues 10:00-11:00am & Thurs 11:00-1:00pm (In person)

Efthimiou, Jeanine
Adjunct Lecturer
Email: JEfthimiou@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Tues 1:00-3:00 & Thurs 2:00-3:00pm (Online by Appointment)

Francois, Claire
Adjunct Lecturer
Email: CFrancois@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Tues 11:00-12:00pm & Thurs 11:00-12:00pm (In person)

Gonzalez, Nidia
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Email: NGonzalez@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Wed 9:00-10:00am (Online)

 

Krienke, Kai
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Email: KKrienke@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Wed 2:00-3:00pm (Online)

Panek, Melissa
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Email: MPanek@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Tues 11:00-12:00pm (In person)


German

Osorio, Jose
Professor and Chairperson
GERMAN, Chinese and Arabic Coordinator

Email: JOsorio@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Office: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Tues 10:00-12:00pm & Wed 9:00 - 10:00am (In person)


Rossi-Miller, Monica
Adjunct Lecturer
Email: MRossimiller@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Wed 3:50-4:50 (Online) & Thurs 11:00-12:00pm (In person)


Italian

Santoro, Maurizio
Professor and ITALIAN Coordinator
Email: MAsantoro@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 281-5451
Room: H217
Office Hours: Mon 11:00-12:00pm & Tues 11:00-12:00pm (In person)                                                                        Thurs 11:00-12:00pm (Online)

D'Arista, Umberto
Lecturer
Email: UDarista@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 281-5508
Room: H217
Office Hours: Mon 11:00-12:00pm, 2:00-3:00pm (In person)  & Thurs 11:45-12:45pm (Online)

Rossi-Miller, Monica
Adjunct Lecturer
Email: MRossimiller@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Mon 1:10-2:10pm (In person)


Spanish

Chaves-O’Flynn, Carolina
Assistant Professor and SPANISH Coordinator
Email: CChaves@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Tues 8:00-11:00am (Online)

Sánchez, Mélida
Assistant Professor and SPANISH Coordinator
Email: MSanchez@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 281-5435
Room: H217
Office Hours: Mon 1:00-2:00pm, Wed 11:00-12:00pm (In person)                                            Tues 10:00-11:00am (Online)

Alvarez, Sobeyda
Adjunct Lecturer
Email: SAlvarezinestroza@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Sat 10:30-11:30am (In person/Online by Appointment)

Borrachero, Aranzazu
Professor
Email: ABorrachero@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 281-5454
Room: H217
Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 11:00-12:00pm (Online) & Thurs 12:00-1:00pm (In person)

Garcia-Conde, Luisa
Associate Professor
Email: LGarciaConde@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 281-5452
Room: H217
Office Hours: Mon/Wed 9:00-10:30am (Online)

Gonzalez, Nidia
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Email: NGonzalez@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Wed 10:00-12:00pm (Online)

Madrigal, Jose
Professor
Email: JMadrigal@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 281-5374
Room: H217
Office Hours: Tues 7:00-8:00am &Thurs 12:00-1:00pm (In person)                                           Wed 9:00-10:00am (Online by Appointment)

Osorio, Jose
Professor and Chairperson
ARABIC, CHINESE and GERMAN Coordinator

Email: JOsorio@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Tues 10:00-12:00pm & Wed 9:00 - 10:00am (In person)

Perez-Heredia, Alexander
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Email: APerezheredia@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Tues. 9:00-10:00m (Online)

Raya, Eladia
Associate Professor
Email: ERaya@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 281-5450
Room: H217
Office Hours: Mon 11:00-12:00 & 3:00-4:00pm & Wed 4:00-5:00pm (In person)

Reeves, Sharon
Associate Professor and Deputy Chairperson and FRENCH Coordinator
Email: SReeves@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 281-5412
Room: H217
Office Hours: Tues 10:00-11:00am, Thurs 11:00-1:00pm (In person)

Ruiz, Luz Marina
Adjunct Lecturer
Email: LRuiz@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Wed 5:00-6:00pm & Sat 12:00-1:00pm (In person/Online by Appointment)

Sabani, Laura
Associate Professor
Email: LSabani@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone/Voice Mail: (718) 281-5432
Office: (718) 631-6259
Room: H217
Office Hours: Mon 9:00-10:00am & 2:00-3:00pm (In person)                                                  Wed 5:00-6:00pm (Online by Appointment)

Faculty by Language

Arabic

Full-Time: Jose Osorio (Coordinator)
Adjunct: Amany Mohammed (Adjunct Assistant Professor)

Chinese

Full-Time: Jose Osorio (Coordinator)
Adjuncts: Chianli Chen, Lan Shiang Lin, Jing Zhao

French

Full-Time: Sharon Reeves (Coordinator)
Adjuncts: Jeanine Efthimiou, Claire Francois, Nidia Gonzalez, Kai Krienke, Melissa Panek

German

Full-Time: Jose Osorio (Coordinator)
Adjunct: Monica Rossi-Miller

Italian

Full-Time: Maurizio Santoro (Coordinator), Umberto D'Arista
Adjuncts: Monica Rossi-Miller

Spanish

Full-Time: Carolina Chaves (Coordinator), Luisa Garcia-Conde, Jose Madrigal, Jose Osorio, Eladia Raya, Sharon Reeves, Laura Sabani, Melida Sánchez (Coordinator), Aranzazu Borrachero
Adjuncts: Sobeyda Alvarez Inestroza, Nidia González, Alexander Perez-Heredia (Adjunct Associate Professor),  Luz Marina Ruiz,

Emeritus

Professor Emeritus

Anne-Marie Boubon

Antonella Ansani

Lorena Ellis

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