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Modern Languages and Literatures

Department of
Spanish and Hispanic Studies

At Jacksonville University, language study is best described as a big adventure. Students take excursions (historic St. Augustine is just minutes away!), enjoy weekly “language tables” in the cafeteria, and engage in lively conversation hours in the lab. Our international Study Abroad program gives students a big edge, too, with total immersion in another culture such as Spain, France or Mexico. Students gain more than language proficiency—they come back with a global perspective.


With comprehensive programs in French or Spanish, students attain language fluency and tailor classes to their interests. From Flamenco dancing to French impressionism, you can explore till your heart’s content


At JU, we make sure nothing gets lost in translation. The difference is in the details such as daily opportunities for engaged learning and caring professors who know your name.


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Contac ts:


Dr. Douglas M. Hazzard. 
Associate Professor of Spanish; B.A., M.A., John Hopkin University; Ph.D., Duke University. Tel 904-256-7100


Dr. Therese Vitrant O’Connell

Professor of French & German; Licence es Lettres, Maitrise, Doctorat de 3e cycle, University of Lille III, Tel 904-256-7103


Dr. Jorge Majfud
Associate Professor of Spanish; Portuguese. Architect, Universidad de la República del Uruguay; M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia. E-mail: . Tel 904-256-7929   


María de los Ángeles González
Instructor of Spanish; B.A., Catholic University of Puerto Rico; M.A., Universidad de Salamanca. E-mail: . Tel 904-256-7383

Mary Johnson


Adjunct Instructor of French.  B.A. Dartmouth College. M.A.T. French, Jacksonville University. Tel 904 646 0170  

Kendel Scott

Adjunct Instructor of Spanish
M.A., University of South Carolina, USA. 


Judith Ellis. Tel. 904-256-7102. e-mail:



Contact Chair for the Division of Humanities: 

Dr. Scott Kimbrough, 
Chair. B.A., Southwestern University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 
Office: Council 127. 904-256-7118 e-mail: 




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