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The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures (RLL) main office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am — 5:00 pm during the fall and winter terms. During the spring and summer terms, the main office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am — 4:00 pm.


Contact our teams:

Undergraduate Student

Major/minor advising, undergraduate-level courses, general inquiries

Language Placement & Validation

Testing for French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Questions related to placement results, AP/IB credit, meeting the language requirement with RLL. Please see FAQ page for more information.

Graduate Student

PhD admissions, program advising, graduate-level courses

News &

Alumni, current students, and faculty to send news of announcements, events, workshops, etc.

For all other inquiries, contact

Sofia Bento
Graduate Program Coordinator
4113 MLB
Carrie Berger
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
4104 MLB 734.936.2520
Susanna Coll-Ramírez
Interim Director to the Elementary Language Program; Lecturer IV of Spanish and Catalan
4136 MLB
María Dorantes
Maria E. Cotera Collegiate Lecturer IV of Spanish; Teaching Professor of Spanish; Interim Assistant Director to the Elementary Language Program
Steven Dworkin
Professor Emeritus of Romance Linguistics and Spanish
Frieda Ekotto
Professor of Comparative Literature; Afroamerican and African Studies
Romana Habekovic
Senior Lecturer Emerita of Italian ; Lecturer IV Emerita of Italian
Karla Mallette
Professor of Italian and Mediterranean Studies; Chair, Department of Middle East Studies
4010 MLB
William Paulson
Edward Lorraine Walter Collegiate Professor Emeritus of French
Kim Ramsey
Executive Assistant
4115 MLB 734.763.1529
Bryan Roby
Associate Professor of Judaic Studies
2111 Thayer, 1608 734.615.8563
Kara Rumsey
Student Services Assistant
4108 MLB 734.764.5344
Dani Sanchez
Student Services Assistant
4108 MLB 734.764.5344
Carissa Van Heest
Student Services Manager
4112 MLB 734.615.3198