College Advisors

For genereal inquiries about any foreign language study, the CLAS advisors are the best starting point. They can also connect you with a specific language advisor or faculty member on the departmental level. For specific advising on language classes in our department, please contact our Language Coordinators.

Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Departments of Classics, East Asian Languages & Cultures, History, Humanities, REES, Slavic Languages & Literatures
Wescoe Hall, Room 3650C
Office Hours:

M – F, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm by appointment 

Graduate Academic Advisor, Classics, East Asian Languages & Cultures, French, Francophone & Italian Studies, German Studies, Philosophy, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Spanish & Portuguese
Wescoe Hall, Room 3107
Office Hours:

M – F: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and by appointment

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Ph.D. Yale University 1990
Wescoe Hall, Room 2101
Spring Office Hours:

F: 3:00 – 4:00 pm 

Both In-Person and Via Zoom or Skype


Director of Graduate Studies

Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, East Asian Languages & Cultures , Ph.D. Princeton University 1984
Wescoe Hall, Room 2119

Office Hours:

By appointment

Language Coordinators

Language Coordinators are able to help you with specific questions about the language they advise for. They may also be able to help with placement and/ or proficiency exams. Some Coordinators advise for more than one language.


Yan Li
Associate Professor, Chinese Language Coordinator, Ph.D. University of Southern California 2008
Wescoe Hall, Room 2111
Office Hours:

R: 10:00 – 11:00 am

Via Zoom or Skype


Lecturer, Hindi
Wescoe Hall, Room 2097
Spring Office Hours:

T, R: 10:00 – 11:00 am




Lecturer in Japanese, Japanese Language Coordinator, Ph.D.
Wescoe Hall, Room 2108
Spring Office Hours:

M 9:00 am - 11:00 am, T 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Both In-Person and Via Zoom or Skype


Multi-Term Lecturer in Korean, Academic Program Associate, Korean Language Coordinator, Ph.D. University of Kansas 2009
Wescoe Hall, Room 2047
Spring Office Hours: 

M, W: 10:00 – 11:30 am 


Korean Language Coordinator

Korean language teaching


Lhunpo Champa
Lecturer, Master of Sutra and Tantra 1986
Wescoe Hall, Room 2115
Spring Office Hours:

M, W: 12:45 – 1:30 pm 

Via Zoom or Skype


Tibetan language



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