Staff and Leadership

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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 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. Anna Stenport
Professor and Chair of Modern Languages

Dr. Richard Utz
Professor and Chair of Literature, Media, and Communications


Administrative Leadership Team:


Dr. Jenny Strakovsky, Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Career Education
Teaching Faculty of German, Modern Languages

Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Spanish, Modern Languages

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

DGS emeritus:

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


With thanks to the communications committee:

Amanda Weiss, Assistant Professor of Japanese
Julie Hugonny, Visiting Assistant Professor of French
Sandra McGury, Postdoctoral Fellow for German
Miguel Buendia, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Britta Kallin, Associate Profesor of German
Stephanie Boulard, Associate Professor of French
Stuart Goldberg, Associate Professor of Russian

Graduate Student Leadership and Operations Team:



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



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



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