Faculty and Staff

Department Chair and Deputy Chairs

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Raúl Galoppe

Schmitt Hall 222E
(973) 655-7506

Raul Galoppe, chair and associate professor of Spanish, received a PhD from the department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His research interests include: Theatre and Performance; Film and Culture; Lacanian Theory and Queer Studies; Translation and Interpreting. He teaches courses including: Spanish Theatre of the Golden Age, Queer Cinema, Hispanic Literary Studies and Audiovisual Translation. His most recent article is "(Un)Faithful Renditions: Gender Dynamics in an Adaptation of Don Gil de las calzas verdes." Bulletin of the Comediantes 6-1 (2015): 131-48. He is also a book reviewer for Enterprise & Society and a referee for L’Érudit franco-espagnol.


Maria Jose Garcia Vizcaino

Schmitt Hall 205D
(973) 655-7507

Maria Jose Garcia Vizcaino, deputy chair and associate professor of Spanish, received her PhD from the Universidad de Granada in Spain. Her research interests include Pragmatics, Politeness, Translation and Advertising. She is the graduate coordinator for the Spanish Graduate Certificate Program in Translation and Interpreting. She teaches courses including Theory and Practice in Translation, Translation and Health Services, and Translation and the Law.


Enza Antenos

Schmitt Hall 241B
(973) 655-7943

Enza Antenos, deputy chair and assistant professor of Italian, received her PhD in Italian Studies from the University of Toronto. Her research interests include: emerging technologies and their role in language education. She teaches lower level language classes and courses in culture, business, linguistics, and pedagogy, as well as supervises students in the cooperative education program.



Kristen Hugunine

222 Schmitt Hall

Kristen Hugunine is the program assistant for the Department of Spanish and Italian. She has an MA in Clinical Psychology from Montclair State University.


Full-Time Faculty


David Del Principe

Schmitt Hall 241E
(973) 655-7499

David Del Principe, associate professor of Italian, received a PhD in Italian literature from Rutgers University. His research interests include: 19th-20th Century Italian Literature; the EcoGothic; Vegan Studies and Critical Animal Studies; Italian and European Gothic Literature; and Italian Women Writers and Ecofeminism. He is the author of Rebellion, Death, and Aesthetics in Italy: The Demons of Scapigliatura published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (1996). He teaches courses in Italian language and literature.


Andrea Dini

Schmitt Hall 241F
(973) 655-7056

Andrea Dini, associate professor, received his PhD in Italian from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research is in Medieval and 20th-century Italian literature. He teaches all levels of Italian language and literature and collaborates with the Honors Program and the GLBTQ Studies minor. He has coauthored several editions of McGraw-Hill’s textbook Prego! and has published essays on Pasolini and Dante, Petrarch, Pavese, Calvino. His book Il Premio Nazionale Riccione 1947 and Italo Calvino was published in 2007. In 2014 he co-authored Approaches to the Teaching of Petrarch’s Canzoniere for the Modern Language Association. For further details, please refer to his profile page.



Anne M. Edstrom

Schmitt Hall 205G
(973) 655-7508

Anne Edstrom, associate professor, received her PhD in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Minnesota.  Her primary research interests are in the areas of Foreign Language Pedagogy, Pragmatics, and Sociolinguistics.  She teaches courses in Methodology for Second/Foreign Language Teaching, Hispanic Linguistics and Beginning and Intermediate Spanish.  She is a co-editor of El español a través de la lingüística: Preguntas y respuestas published by Cascadilla Press (2008) and has published articles on both pragmatics and pedagogical issues in journals such as Hispania, Foreign Language Annals, Canadian Modern Language Review and Journal of Pragmatics.



Teresa Fiore

Schmitt Hall 241D
(973) 655-7292

Teresa Fiore, associate professor and Inserra Endowed Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, received her Ph.D. in Literature at the University of California, San Diego. Her research areas are 20th/21st-century Italian literature and cinema, migration to/from Italy, and Italian American culture. Her courses include Contemporary Italian Cultural Studies, Italian Americans in Film and The Italian American Experience. She is the editor of the 2006 issue of Quaderni del ‘900, devoted to John Fante, and the author of the forthcoming book Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies (Fordham UP, 2017) as well as of numerous articles and book chapters in Italian, English, and Spanish. She coordinates a regular program of cultural events and educational initiatives on campus: montclair.edu/inserra


Marta López-Luaces

Schmitt Hall 205C
(973) 655-7513

Marta López-Luaces, associate professor of Spanish, received her PhD from New York University. Her research interests include poetry and translation. She is the author of Los traductores del viento published by Vasa Roto Ediciones (2013). She teaches all levels of Spanish language and literature.


Gina Miele

Schmitt Hall 205M
(973) 655-5537

Gina M. Miele received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University. She specializes in Italian folk and fairy tales, particularly those of Luigi Capuana and Italo Calvino.  She teaches courses on various periods, authors and genres of the Italian literary tradition, as well as all levels of Italian language. She has published in Italica, Marvels and Tales, Fabula, Marvelous Transformations: An Anthology of Tales and Contemporary Critical Perspectives, the Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, the Harvard College Journal of Italian American History and Culture, Essays on Italian American Literature and Culture and the Paterson Literary Review. She is the co-author of the Activities Manual to accompany the Italian textbook, Parliamo Italiano! (2011, 2015).


William Rosa

Schmitt Hall 241A
(973) 655-5518

William Rosa, professor of Spanish, received his PhD from Ohio State University. He is also the director of Montclair State's Latin America and Latino Studies program. He teaches all levels of Spanish language and literature.


Valentin Soto

Schmitt Hall 205K
(973) 655-5519

Valentin Soto, assistant professor of Spanish, received his PhD in Latin American Literature from Stanford University. He teaches linguistics, grammar, and composition courses in Spanish.


Marisa S. Trubiano

Schmitt Hall 241C
(973) 655-5520

Marisa S. Trubiano, associate professor of Italian, received her PhD from Rutgers University. Her research interests include: 20th-century Italian literature and cinema, Italian and Italian American Cultural Studies, and Translation. She teaches courses in Italian language, literature and cinema, Translation and Italian and Italian American Cultural Studies. Her book-length study of Ennio Flaiano, Ennio Flaiano and His Italy: Postcards of a Changing World published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (2010), was awarded a literary prize, a Premio Internazionale Flaiano per l’Italianistica in Pescara, Italy (July 2011).


John Zahner

Schmitt Hall 205L
(973) 655-5521

John Zahner, assistant professor of Spanish, received his PhD from the University of Arizona. He teaches elementary and intermediate language courses in Spanish.


Roger Zapata

Schmitt Hall 205F
(973) 655-5522

Roger A. Zapata, associate professor, received his PhD from the University of Minnesota. His research interests are Colonial Latin America and the Latin American novel of the 20th and 21th centuries. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses. He is the author of numerous articles on Latin American narrative and culture. His books include Guamán Poma: Indigenismo y estética de la dependencia en la cultura peruana and Imágenes de la Resistencia indígena y esclava: hacia una historia comparativa. He is completing a new book-length project on new Peruvian narrative to be published in Peru by Garcilaso de la Vega University.