Linguistics Program

College of Arts and Humanities

523 Main Hall
Linguistics Program
Maria-Eirini Panagiotidou, Director

The minor in linguistics is an interdisciplinary program offered by the departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communication and Media, Computer Science, English, Languages and Cultures, and Philosophy. Its purpose is to provide the student with a foundation in the analysis of the various aspects of language. Students wishing to enter the program must consult the program coordinator. To receive credit for the Minor in Linguistics, a student must complete 18 credits of course work. The program director must approve all courses.

All undergraduate students are held to the academic policies and procedures outlined in the undergraduate catalog.  Students are encouraged to review departmental handbooks for program tips, suggested course sequences, and explanations of procedures. When applicable, additional policies for specific department programs may be listed below.


Cheryl D. Gunter (1999)

Chairperson, Communication Sciences and Disorders

B.A., University of Tennessee; M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of Texas - Austin

Elaine B. Jenks (1992)

B.A., University of Maryland; M.A., Gannon University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Mareile A. Koenig (1990)

Graduate Coordinator, Communication Sciences and Disorders

B.S., M.S., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Illinois

Sara Lamb Kistler (2004)

Assistant Chairperson, Early and Middle Grades Education

B.S., M.A., West Chester University; Ph.D., University of Delaware

Michel H. Sage (1994)

Graduate Coordinator, Languages and Cultures

M.A., San Diego University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Andrea Varricchio (1986)

Graduate Coordinator, Languages and Cultures

B.A., Chestnut Hill College; M.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., Temple University

Associate Professors

Mahmoud Amer (2011)

B.A., Mutah University; M.A., University of Toledo; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Maria José Cabrera (2007)

B.A., Universidad de Murcia (Spain); M.A., West Virginia University; Ph.D., Rutgers University

Sojung Kim (2011)

B.A., Sung Kyun Kwan University (South Korea); M.A., Ohio University; Ph.D., Arizona State University

Israel Sanz-Sanchez (2009)

B.A., University of Valladolid (Spain); M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Chui Kian Smidt (2011)

Director, Teaching English as a Second Language

Graduate Coordinator, Teaching English as a Second Language

B.Ed., University of Exeter; M.A., Iowa State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Patricia Swasey Washington (2009)

B.A., Rutgers University Douglass College; M.A., William Paterson University; Ph.D., Temple University

Assistant Professors

Jelena Colovic-Markovic (2013)

B.A., University of Belgrade; M.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., University of Utah

William Keith Corbitt (2013)

A.A., Monterey Peninsula College; B.A., High Point University; M.A., University of Delaware; M.A., Ph.D., University of Indiana

Maria-Eirini Panagiotidou (2013)

Director, Linguistics Program

B.A., National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Nottingham

Innhwa Park (2013)

B.A. Seoul National University; M.A., University of California; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Joshua Raclaw (2016)

B.A., Stockton University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder

Dominik Wolff (2015)

B.A., Gerhard Mercator University; M.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Course titles and descriptions for Linguistics are listed under the relevant departments.