College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

World Languages and Cultures

World Languages & Cultures Faculty & Staff

Tenured & Tenure-Track Faculty

Faculty Emeritus

  • Donaldo Urioste
  • Maria Zielina

Administrative & Technical Staff


A School of World Languages and Cultures' Tenured and Tenure Track faculty member will serve as your faculty advisor while you are in our program, in addition to the academic advisor you work with through the Academic Advising Office. WLC Japanese and Spanish faculty advisors are assigned by the first letter of your last name. 

Campus-Wide Department Affiliates

Sarah Dahlen is the Librarian for majors in the School of World Languages and Cultures: Japanese Language and Culture, and Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures.
Sharon Anderson is the Academic Advisor for Japanese Language and Culture.
Teresa Nieves Espinoza is the Academic Advisor for Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture.
Amy Whitson is the Graduation Counselor for WLC majors and confirms they have fulfilled all requirements for graduation.
Shaun Levy is the Career Advisor for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Non-people information

WLC Faculty members have projects and grants in many areas, among them:

  • The Monterey Bay World Language Project or MBWLP (formerly MBFLP) has its home in WLC, and is sponsored through the California World Language Project (CWLP) as part of the California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP). The project provides professional development opportunities for tri-county language teachers and professionals.
    • "Yoshi" Alonzo and Cynthia Tanabe MBWLP Coordinator, 831-582-5482
  • The DigitalStream Conference from 1999-2008 and electronic Proceedings from 2005-2008 brought nearly 350 language technology education professionals to CSUMB each year to network and share ideas. Note, paperback issues are still available.

Contact School of World Languages and Cultures

Phone: (831)582-3863

Email: Send an email

Building: CAHSS Building 504, Room 2419

Office Hours: 8-5 Monday - Friday