Department of American Sign Language, Arabic, Classics, Hebrew, and Italian

The Department of American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Classics, Hebrew and Italian (ACHI) manages the academic and engagement activities of Arabic, ASL, Classics (including Ancient Greek and Latin), Biblical and Modern Hebrew, and Italian.

We offer majors in Classical Studies, and Italian Studies; as well as minors in Arabic, Classical Studies, and Italian. We also participate in interdisciplinary majors and minors in Religious Studies. We also offer 2 years of coursework in American Sign Language.

ACHI faculty members are:

  • Keith Dickson, Professor of Classics
  • Madeleine M. Henry, Professor of Classics
  • Ahmed Idrissi Alami, Asssoc. Professor of Arabic, Chair
  • Erin Moodie, Asst. Professor of Classics
  • Nicholas K. Rauh, Professor of Classics
  • Antonia Syson, Assoc. Professor of Classics
  • Elena Coda, Assoc. Professor of Italian
  • Benjamin Lawton, Assoc. Professor of Italian

Permanent Instructional staff includes:

  • Soufien Jarraya, Continuing Lecturer of Arabic
  • Raymond C Olson, Continuing Lecturer of ASL
  • Robin A Shay, Continuing Lecturer of ASL
  • Elizabeth Mercier, Continuing Lecturer of Classics
  • Alon Kantor, Continuing Lecturer of Modern Hebrew
  • Stuart Robertson, Continuing Lecturer of Biblical Hebrew
  • Annalisa Mosca, Continuing Lecturer of Italian
  • Tatiana Babic Williams, Continuing Lecturer of Italian

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