ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021 (September 15, 2020)


   Nina Molinaro


   Javier Krauel


   Esther Brown


Executive Committee
Peter Elmore
Juan Herrero-Senés
Elizabeth Huard
Núria Silleras-Fernández

Coordinated Course Committee
Anne Becher
Esther Brown
Susan Hallstead
Elizabeth Huard
Javier Krauel
Mary Long
Nina Molinaro

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Esther Brown (Chair)
Leila Gómez
Marcelo Schincariol
Javier Rivas

Grade Appeals Committee
Esther Brown (Chair)
Susan Hallstead
Andrés Prieto
+ one grad student + one undergraduate student

Graduate Committee
Javier Krauel (Chair)
Julio Baena
Juan Herrero-Senés
Tania Martuscelli
Élika Ortega-Guzmán (FA20)
Tracy Quan (SP21)
Javier Rivas

Graduate Student Advisors to the Chair
Blake DeLong (Ph.D.)
Sandra Ortiz Valencia (Ph.D.)

Graduate Teaching Program Lead GPTIs
Lucía Escamilla González
Edu Montes Romero

Reappointment Committee -
Susan Hallstead: Mary Long and Javier Rivas

Elizabeth Brower Gift Fund Committee
Anne Becher (Chair)
Susan Hallstead
Elizabeth Huard
Mary Long

Instructor Search Committee
Mary Long (Chair)
Esther Brown
Juan Herrero-Senés (FA 20)
Elizabeth Huard
Javier Rivas (SP 21)

Study Abroad Committee
Esther Brown (Chair)
Antonia Green
Karen Malcolm

Teaching Excellence Committee

Cristina Piras (Chair)
Juan Pablo Dabove (SP21, QTI)
Susan Hallstead

1010/1020/1150-Level Coordinator: Anne Becher

2000-Level Coordinator: Susan Hallstead

3000/3001/3002 Coordinator: Mary Long

Modified Spanish Coordinator: Elizabeth Huard

A&S Curriculum Committee: Juan Herrero-Senés (Chair)

A&S Council: Juan Herrero-Senés

A&S Personnel Committee: Juan Pablo Dabove (SP 21)

Boulder Faculty Assembly: Núria Silleras-Fernández

Honors Council Departmental Representative:  Javier Rivas

Library Liaison:  Kathia Ibacache

Portuguese Table Supervisor:  Marcelo Schincariol

Service Learning Sponsor: Karen Malcolm

Spanish for the Professions Director: Mary Long

Study Abroad Advisors: Esther Brown & Mary Long

Student Teaching & Certificate Advisor: Anne Becher

Student Teaching Supervisor: Anne Becher

Spanish Table Supervisor: Esther Brown

External to the Department and not included above:

Peter Elmore, Latin American Studies Center (member)
Leila Gómez, Director, Latin American Studies Center
Leila Gómez, ASSETT
Leila Gómez, CHA
Mary Long, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) (Advisory Council)
Mary Long, Faculty Affairs Committee, ASC (member)
Nina Molinaro, Van Ek Scholarship Selection Committee (Chair)
Núria Silleras-Fernández, CU Mediterranean Studies Group (Board)
Núria Silleras-Fernández, BFA Student Affairs Committee (2020-2023)

Staff Reporting Structure: 

  • All staff members report to Meghan Perea, Executive Manager of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. 
  • Meghan Perea reports to Nina Molinaro, Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. 
  • The office student employee reports to Shannon Markusen. Please note that we will not have a work study student this Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.

Staff do not report to the faculty, associate chairs, graduate students, or undergraduate students in the department, although they may work in partnership with any of the aforementioned at the discretion of their supervisor and the department chair. 

 Staff Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Doreen DeLisle is the Program Assistant II for Spanish and Portuguese. Ask Doreen if you have questions regarding: 
    • Fall and Spring curriculum scheduling 
      • Doreen may direct your inquiry to the Chair, Associate Chairs of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, and/or Course Coordinators. 
    • Finance and accounting, including faculty research accounts, travel, and reimbursements 
    • Payroll 
    • Faculty contracts 
    • Faculty personnel processes, such as promotion and tenure, post-tenure review, Instructor and Senior Instructor reappointment, etc. 
      • Doreen may direct your inquiry to the relevant committee. 
    • FMLA, sabbaticals, etc., in conversation with the Chair 
    • Graduate student financial actions, such as payroll and scholarship/fellowship processing 
    • McKenna building maintenance and security - Doreen serves as McKenna’s building proctor 
    • Office Telephone 
    • Parking Liaison 
    • Faculty Computer Purchase Program (FCPP)
  • Shannon Markusen is the Administrative Assistant III for Spanish and Portuguese. Ask Shannon if you have questions regarding: 
    • Summer curriculum scheduling 
      • Shannon may direct your inquiry to the Chair, Associate Chairs of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, and/or Course Coordinators 
    • Graduate Studies, in collaboration with Professor Javier Krauel, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies:
      • Assisting prospective graduate students and faculty with the application process 
      • Graduate student office keys, desk keys, and name plates 
      • Graduate student degree tracking 
      • Graduate student defense/comps scheduling (PhD and MA) 
      • Graduate student contracts 
      • Graduate scholarship applications 
        • Shannon will direct financial questions related to graduate students, such as payroll or scholarship payment, to Doreen. 
    • Enrollment, in collaboration with Professor Esther Brown, Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies
    • Office-related inquiries, including general inquiries, copier, mailboxes, McKenna 103, etc. 
    • Department calendar (NOT individual calendars) 
    • Requests for website edits 
      • If you are requesting edits to your profile on the website, you must submit your edits exactly as you wish for them to appear. 
    • Office Keys 
    • Booking an event room, but only if event is approved by department chair/associate chairs and the room request is submitted to Shannon at least 3 weeks in advance of the event
    • Requests you may have for assistance from the student employee (when we have one).

 Staff members and the student employee (when we have one) are NOT responsible for doing the following: 

  • Duties that are not within the scope of their responsibilities. Staff members may direct your inquiry to another party as needed. If a staff member directs you to speak with someone else, it is your responsibility to do so. 
  • Making copies or scans of any of your materials. This includes both course materials and official materials (ex: evaluation materials, etc.). This is in effect even when you are running late. 
  • Ordering desk copies. Please order these on your own using your own funding.
  • Proctoring exams. 
  • Keeping schedules for any faculty or staff member (including the Chair). 
  • Doing your research. If it is your explicit responsibility to fulfill a duty, it is your job to do the research to figure out how to do it. Staff can answer questions as you go along, within reason. 
  • Dropping their projects/current work to deal with your emergency. Staff may ask for you to arrange a meeting to address your inquiry. As has been communicated by the department chair, staff may need 48 business hours to respond to your email or in-person inquiry. 
  • Running errands. 
  • Administration for any unit other than the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. 
  • Any other request you may make of them that is determined to be outside of the scope of their responsibilities by their direct supervisor.