Staff and Leadership

Contact Us:

grad@modlangs.gatech.edu

School of Modern Languages
613 Cherry St., Atlanta GA, 30332
 

Please email us for questions, collaborations, or ideas! We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Applicants: please email our advising office at grad@modlangs.gatech.edu to request information, and we encourage you to check out resources and events under the Future Students tab.
  • Faculty colleagues: If you're interested in collaborating or hosting a recruitment event, please contact anyone in the leadership team (DGS or ADGS). We will be happy to visit your campus and meet with your students.
  • Current students: Please feel free to reach out to the A/DGS or your advising committee with any questions as you progress through the degree. If you have questions about course enrollment permits, please reach out to the Academic Program Manager for the relevant department (ML or LMC).

 


 

Graduate Program Leadership Team:


School Chairs:

Dr. David J. Shook
Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the School of Modern Languages

Melissa Ianetta
Professor and Interim Chair of the School of Literature, Media, and Communications

 

Administrative Leadership Team:

Dr. Britta Kallin, Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of German Studies, German Program Director, School of Modern Languages

Ayda Melika, Assistant Director of the Graduate Studies
Visiting Assistant Professor of Media and Urban Cultures, School of Modern Languages

Dr. Narin Hassan, Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor, School of Literature, Media, and Communications

Dr. Paul Alonso, Assistant Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Spanish, School of Modern Languages

DGS emeritus:

Dr. Aaron Santesso, Director of Graduate Studies (2018-2020)
Professor, Literature, Media, and Communication

Dr. Juan Carlos Rodríguez, Director of Graduate Studies (2018-2021)
Associate Professor of Spanish Studies, Modern Languages


Graduate Student Leadership and Operations Team:

2021-2022

Nicholas Hale, MS-ALIS Spanish
Assistant Coordinator of National Communications

Rebecca Hammond, MS-GMC Spanish
Assistant Coordinator of Campus Communications
 

2020-2021:

D'wayne Copper, MS-ALIS
Assistant Coordinator of Campus Communications

Kristal Greaves, MS-ALIS Spanish 
Assistant Coordinator of Academic Programming

Lena Seiferling, MS-GMC German
Assistant Coordinator of National Communications

Hannah-Marie Wieser, MS-GMC Chinese
Assistant Coordinator of Academic Programming

 

2019-2020:

Campbell Beadles, MS-GMC Russian
Coordinator of Program Operations and Outreach

Neta Kanny, MS-ALIS Spanish
Coordinator of Hybrid Program Development​
​​​​​​Assistant Coordinator of Academic Programs

Kestra James, MS-GMC German
Assistant Coordinator of Communications and Career Programming

Selena Harris, MS-ALIS Spanish (Fall)
Assistant Coordinator of National Communications

 

2018-2019:

Campbell Beadles, BS Business Operations
Assistant Coordinator of Program Development and Communications