Contacts

Chair
Enrico Cesaretti (New Cabell Hall 459)

Associate Chair
Omar Velázquez (New Cabell Hall 471)

Summer Session Chair
Kate Neff (New Cabell Hall 443)

Ombudsperson
Allison Bigelow (New Cabell Hall 433)

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Fernando Operé (New Cabell Hall 425)

Chair's Advisory Committee
Enrico Cesaretti (chair); Omar Velázquez (associate chair); Ricardo Padron (DGS); Samuel Amago (DGA beginning Spring 2023); Kate Neff (SPAN DLP); Alicia López Operé (DUP); Fernando Operé  (DDEI)

Faculty Senate Representatives (UVa)
Eli Carter (New Cabell Hall 441)
Alicia López Operé (New Cabell Hall 463)
Francesca Calamita (New Cabell Hall 461)

General Faculty Representatives (UVa)
Esperanza Gorriz Jarque (New Cabell Hall 481)

Peer Evaluation Committee (Tenured/Tenure Track)
 Gustavo PellónSamuel Amago, Anne Garland Mahler, Charlotte Rogers, Enrico Cesaretti (Chair, ex officio);

Peer Evaluation Committee (Academic General Faculty)
Lilian Feitosa; Kate Neff; Esperanza Gorriz Jarque; Sarah Annunziato, Stella Mattioli, Nieves Garcia Prado

Sponsored Events Committee
Allison Bigelow (chair), Gustavo Pellon, Paula Sprague, Deborah Parker

Community Outreach Coordinator
M. Esther Poveda Moreno 

National Honorary Societies
Matthew Street Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish)
Stella Mattioli, Gamma Kappa Alpha (Italian) 

Spanish

Undergraduate

Director of Undergraduate Programs
Alicia López Operé (New Cabell Hall 463)

Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) Advisor
Fernando Valverde (New Cabell Hall 455)

Spanish Minor and Business Spanish Minor Advisor
Fernando Operé (New Cabell Hall 425) Fall 2022; Joel Rini (New Cabell Hall 473) Spring 2023

Director of Global First in Valencia
María J. Jorquera Hervás (New Cabell Hall 466)

Director of the Costa Rica Program
Paula Sprague (New Cabell Hall 437)

Director of Spanish Language Program, 1000-2000-Level Courses
Kate Neff (New Cabell Hall 443)

Placement Coordinator, SPAN 1010-2020
Pamela Rini (Please e-mail spa-pla@virginia.edu for placement assistance)

Transfer of Credit, 1000-2000 level
Kate Neff (New Cabell Hall 443)

Transfer of Credit, 3000 level and above
Alicia López Operé (New Cabell Hall 463)

Coordinator of Spanish 3010-3020
M. Esther Poveda Moreno  (New Cabell Hall 464)

Coordinator of Spanish 3300
Paula Sprague (New Cabell Hall 465) 

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee:
Alicia López Operé (Chair and DUP), Kate Neff (Director of the Spanish Language Program), Omar Velázquez-Mendoza, Joel RiniFernando Operé, Paula Sprague

Course Coordinators:
SPAN 1060: Matthew Street 
SPAN 2010: Esperanza Górriz
SPAN 2020:  David Flórez Murillo

Faculty Liaison of the Casa Bolívar
Laura Aguilar García (New Cabell Hall 418)
 

Graduate

Director of Graduate Studies, Spanish
Ricardo Padrón (New Cabell Hall 423) 

Director of Graduate Admissions
Samuel Amago (New Cabell Hall 427) Spring 2023

Graduate Advisory Committee:
Ricardo Padrón (DGS & chair); Samuel Amago (DGA-Spring 2023); Cole Rizki

Graduate Student Representative
Ana Píriz Moguel

Grad Council Representative
Yafrainy Familia

Graduate Committee ​for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Susan Abraham, Sarah Rabke, Matthew Richey

Faculty Librarian
E. Michael Gerli Spring 2023

Del Greco Librarian
Rachel West

Casa Bolívar Graduate Coordinator
Robert Sanchis

Italian

Undergraduate

Director of Undergraduate Programs
Francesca Calamita (New Cabell Hall 461) 

Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) Advisor
Francesca Calamita (New Cabell Hall 461)  

Major and Minor Advisor
Francesca Calamita (New Cabell Hall 461) 

Director of UVa in Siena and Florence
Francesca Calamita (New Cabell Hall 461)

Director of the Italian Language Program, 1000-2000-Level Courses
Sarah Annunziato (New Cabell Hall 482)

Course Coordinator
ITAL 1010-2020: Sarah Annunziato Fall 2022

Placement Coordinator, 1000-2000 Level
Stella Mattioli (New Cabell Hall 482)

Transfer of Credit, 1000-2000 level
Hiromi Kaneda (New Cabell Hall 461)

Transfer Credit Advisor 3000-level and above
Francesca Calamita (New Cabell Hall 461) 

 

Graduate

Director of Graduate Studies, Italian
As of Fall 2015 admission is suspended for the Italian M.A. program.

Director of Graduate Admissions
As of Fall 2015 admission is suspended for the Italian M.A. program.

Portuguese

Portuguese Advisor
Eli Carter (New Cabell Hall 441)

University

Director of the Institute of World Languages
Miao-fen Tseng (New Cabell Hall 173)

Coordinator of the Haitian Kreyòl Program (taught at Duke University)
Ari Blatt (New Cabell Hall 335)

Coordinator of the Maya K'iche' Program (taught at Vanderbilt University)
Allison Bigelow (New Cabell Hall 433)

Director of Latin American Studies Program
Eli Carter (New Cabell Hall 441)

Directors of the Americas Center/Centro de las Américas
Eli Carter and Sylvia Chong (108 Bryan Hall)

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM