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Romance Languages and Literatures
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Lyons Hall 304
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467-3804

Telephone: 617-552-3820

Fax: 617-552-2064


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Professor Franco Mormando
Lyons Hall 304C

Director, Graduate Program

Professor Laurie Shepard
Lyons Hall 311C

Director, Undergraduate Studies

Professor Jeff Flagg
Lyons Hall 303C

Department Administrator

Ms. Joanna Doyle
Lyons Hall 304B



PLEASE NOTE: in order to have your questions efficiently and quickly answered, please contact directly the proper RLL official, rather than sending inquiries by default to the department chairperson:

For all questions regarding language placement, please follow the instructions on our Language Placement page. On that page you will find the contact information for the appropriate Language Coordinator (French, Italian, and Spanish), should you have any further questions. 

For all questions regarding the university's language proficiency requirement, please consult the Language Requirement page.

For study abroad, see the relevant section of our department website, where you will also find the appropriate contact information.

For all questions regarding transfer of undergraduate credit from other schools (whether in the USA or abroad), please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies (see above).

To declare a major or a minor, please contact the Department Main Office (, 552-3820).

For academic questions regarding the major or minor, please contact the Section Heads:

--For French: Prof. Kevin Newmark

--For Hispanic Studies: Prof. Irene Mizrahi

--For Italian: Prof. Matta Acetoso

For general questions regarding RLL courses that fulfill Core Curriculum requirements, contact Prof. Mormando ( For questions regarding any specific course, please contact the instructor of that course.