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Saad Abu Ennab, a native of Jordan, is a Computer Science major at the University at Buffalo. (6/2003)

Luis P. Aguilar-Moreno, a native of Ecuador, came to the University at Buffalo from Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He is a PhD candidate, specializing in Spanish American literature, in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. His special focus is contemporary issues and writings of Latinos, wherever they may be. And he is a "Life Candidate at the World of Poetry" as well, he says, when time allows.(12/2001)

Mohammed K. Ajlouny, a native of Jordan, is professor of English and linguistics, and former Dean of Students, at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, where he has taught since 1982. (His publications are under the name M. K. El-Yasin.) He holds the Ph.D. degree in linguistics from Cornell University. His research interests include different aspects of Arabic linguistics, mainly syntax and pragmatics. (12/2000)

Pepa Anastasio, a native of Spain, holds the PhD degree in Spanish from the University at Buffalo. She taught for five years in the department, covering classes from elementary to advanced levels. In 1998, she received the Graduate School Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her research interests include 20th-century Spanish narrative, film and popular culture. She is on the faculty of Hofstra University as assistant professor of Spanish. (12/2000)

Laura Anderson is a graduate of the MA program in Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of the University at Buffalo. (6/2004)

Geoff Andrews is a PhD student in French in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. He was the 2003 winner of the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. He spent the summer of 2004 in intensive language training at Middlebury College in preparation for his current position teaching German in the Lakeshore School District. (9/2004)

Barbara Avila-Shah, a native of Puerto Rico, holds the PhD in Spanish Linguistics from Cornell University. She is currently the language coordinator for the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Her interests are in sociolinguistics, syntactic variation, language contact, bilingualism, Caribbean Spanish, applied linguistics and educational technology. (6/2004)

Mariame Bagate, a native of the Ivory Coast, holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Abidjan and the Master's degree in French literature from the University at Buffalo. She currently teaches French at the Build Academy in the Buffalo public school system. Her thesis was on Ivorian women novelists, and during the three years she taught at the University at Buffalo, she covered elementary French language classes. Her professional interests include educational technology and francophone literature. (6/2000)

Elizabeth Benware is a 2005 graduate of the University at Buffalo with a triple major in Anthropology, Biology, and French. (9/2004)

Marina Bettaglio is a doctoral student in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University at Buffalo. She holds the Masters Degree in Comparative Cultural Studies from The Ohio State University and is the author of an annoted translation of Auden and Isherwood’s Play The Dog Beneath the Skin. She also holds a doctoral degree from the University of Genoa in modern foreign literatures, and has written a study of the critical reception of the poetry of Eugenio Montale in the English-speaking world. She has extensive training and experience in translation and has studied in England, Spain, and Belgium. (6/2004)

Sandra Boero-Imwinkelried is a PhD candidate in the Department of Classics at UB. She obtained her degree in Classical Literature at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina) and her Master's in Humanities, combining Classics and Media Study, at UB. She is interested in feminist and Marxist approaches to Roman antiquity. In addition to her scholarly interests, Sandra Boero-Imwinkelried has been working as an artist for the past decade in a variety of media such as video, sound, multimedia, and web. (6/2003)

John C. G. Boot, a Dutch national, is professor of Management Science and chair of the Management Science and Systems Department in the School of Management. He has been of the UB faculty since 1964. He teaches mostly statistics. His publications deal with topics in mathematical programming, operations research, and econometrics. (12/2000)

Soumia Boutkhil, a native of Morocco, holds a doctoral degree from the Université de Paris X-Nanterre in British Civilization, a Master's Degree from the Université de Paris III-Sorbonne nouvelle, also in British Civilization, and a BA from the University of Mohamed I in Oujda in Morocco. She is preparing a PhD in French at the University at Buffalo, with a focus on Francophone women's writing, and has been a teaching assistant in the Department and a contributor to the Departmental web site since 2000. She was co-chair of the French Graduate Students' Conference (2001) on "Violence in French and Francophone Literature," and is now on the faculty of the University of Mohamed I in Oujda, Morocco. (6/2003)

Patrick W. Boyle is a native of Buffalo, NY. He is currently enrolled in the Master’s of Education program at the University at Buffalo, with a concentration is in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Mr. Boyle served as an Arabic interpreter for the United States military. His goals are to obtain a job teaching in the Middle East and eventually pursue a PhD in the field of cognition as it relates to language acquisition. (2/2009)

Galen Brokaw is Assistant Professor of Spanish at UB. His research focuses on the Andean khipu. (9/2004)

Kazimierz Braun, a native of Poland, is professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance of the University at Buffalo. He is the author of Introduction to Directing, published in Warsaw in 1998, and Everyday Mysteries (poems), also published in 1998. (6/2001)

Anne-Laure Bucher, a native of France, is Visiting Assistant Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of the University at Buffalo. (6/2004)

Gérard Bucher, a native of France, is Melodia E. Jones Professor of French in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of the University at Buffalo. (6/2004)

Cristina Casado, a native of Spain, is a graduate student in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of the University at Buffalo. She holds the English Philology degree from the University of Leon, Spain, and is a candidate for the Master's degree in Spanish literature from the University at Buffalo in June 2002. As a teaching assistant, she has taught classes from elementary to intermediate levels of Spanish. (6/2002)

Hye-Won Choi was Assistant Professor of Korean in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at UB. She earned the PhD degree in linguistics from Stanford University. Her primary research interests are in syntax, discourse, optimality theory, and Korean linguistics. She is currently on leave teaching in California. (6/2001)

Ellen Connell holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master's degree in Spanish. Her Master's project was a cultural study of death as manifested in the work of Mexican dramatist Xavier Villaurrutia. Her research and teaching interests include contemporary Spanish American literature, Latin American theatre, and technological trends in popular culture. She has taught a variety of elementary and intermediate Spanish courses at UB, where she was a leader in the use of instructional technologies in those classes. She is now on the faculty of Canisius High School, and has designed the web site for the Western New York Foreign Language Education Consortium. (6/2002)

Douglas Cooke holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Rochester, the Master of Arts degree in Classics from the University at Buffalo, and the Master of Library Science degree from the University at Buffalo. He is the author of several articles on music, literature, and social movements in the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture and History in Dispute, and has translated Spanish and French articles for the journal Progressive Librarian. He serves as reference librarian at Brooklyn Public Library. (6/2002)

Karen Corey is an undergraduate Linguistics and Cognitive Science major. (9/2004)

Lisa Countryman holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University of Chicago, where she studied German, Latin, and Classics. She is a graduate student in the Department of Comparative Literature, with an interest in the Frankfurt School and contemporary critical theory, the inter-relations of aesthetics and politics, and the question of the materiality of language especially as it pertains to the book and digital forms. She is currently teaching at Loyola. (9/2004)

Shamalee Deshpande, a native of India, is a doctoral student in computer science at the University at Buffalo, where she works with the CEDAR group and is interested in document analysis and pattern recognition. (9/2004)

Bob Diem formerly a manager within the User Services group inAcademic Services of Computing and Information Technology, is now Senior Unix Engineer with Technical Services, and Project Support Specialist at the Center For Computational Research at the University at Buffalo. His areas of expertise include UNIX operating environments, database systems, and e-mail management. (6/2002).

Maria DiFrancesco holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and English from Canisius College and the Master of Arts and PhD degrees from the University at Buffalo. Her research and teaching interests include contemporary Spanish literature, feminist literary theory and film. While at the University at Buffalo, she taught courses ranging from elementary Spanish to advanced conversation, and was actively involved in the Department's web projects. After a stint as Assistant Professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, she has taken a tenure-track position at Ithaca College. (6/2003)

Michelle Doviak received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian and is enrolled in the Master's program in teacher preparation in the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo. she has taught first- and second-year Italian in the department, and is currently teaching at Williamsville North High School. (6/2001)

John Dugan holds the PhD degree in Classics from Yale University and, since 1998, has been Assciate Professor of Classics at the University at Buffalo. He has research and teaching interests in Latin literature (especially from the late Republican and Augustan periods), Roman rhetoric, and ancient literary theory. (6/2004)

Magda Dumitru, a native of Romania, is a graduate student in the Department of Linguistics of the University at Buffalo, and an alumna of Universitatea din Bucuresti and Rijksuniversiteit Leiden. She taught French in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures for several years. Her interests include semiotics, pragmatics and contemporary literature(s). (6/2003)

Jackie English is an undergraduate double major in History and French at the University at Buffalo, where she is an Honors Student and a member of the women's varsity swim team. (9/2004)

Zakaria Fatih, a native of Morocco, holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Ibn Zohr University in Agadir, Morocco, and the PhD degree in French literature from the University at Buffalo. He has research and teaching interests in francophone literature and is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County. (7/2005)

Carlos Feal is Professor emeritus of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of the University at Buffalo. (6/2004)

Rosemary G. Feal is Professor of Spanish and past chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of the University at Buffalo. She is serving as Executive Director of the Modern Language Association and is on extended leave from the University at Buffalo. (6/2004)

Andrew Franklin is a 2004 graduate of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, where he earned a major in Spanish and a minor in Italian, and completed advanced coursework in French and basic training in Portuguese. Franklin was named the College of Arts and Sciences 2004 Outstanding Senior from RLL. He is currently in Andorra with a Fulbright fellowship. (9/2004)

Juan Luis García Sánchez is a graduate student in Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University at Buffalo.(6/2002)

Ferenc Gerlits, a native of Hungary, is a mathematician specializing in topology. (6/2002)

Molly Giblin received her B.A. in French and History from the UB as well as an M.A. in History. She then spent four years teaching English in Hong Kong before returning to the United States to pursue her doctoral studies in which she explores questions of gender and French empire, particularly in relation to discourse formation and semi-colonial spaces and engages with sexuality, national and racial identity formation, and expressions of power. (11/2012)

Venugopal Govindaraju is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and Associate Director of CEDAR, the Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition at UB. He received a B-tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India in 1986, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University at Buffalo, in 1988 and 1992 respectively. (9/2004)

Janis Grevins, a native Latvian, holds the BS degree from the University of Latvia and the MBA degree from the University at Buffalo, where he is currently a PhD candidate in Management Systems. His research and teaching interests are in Project Management and Management Information Systems. (6/2001)

Cristina Guijarro, a native of Spain, was a graduate student in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of the University at Buffalo. (6/2002)

Jorge Guitart, a native of Cuba, holds the PhD degree in Spanish linguistics from Georgetown University, and is professor of Spanish at the University at Buffalo, where he has taught since 1973. He is the author of five books, the co-author of four, and co-editor of three. He has research and teaching interests in theoretical and applied linguistics, Caribbean Spanish, and bilingualism. He is a published poet. (6/2004)

Michelle Hanczor is from Long Island, New York. She holds the Bachelor's degree in Spanish and French from the University at Buffalo. She has studied abroad at the International Institute in Madrid, Spain. She earned a Master of Arts degree in teaching Spanish and French at the secondary level at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her interests include Hispanic culture and Spanish American literature. (6/2004)

Maykala Hariharan, a native of India, earned an MBA at the University at Buffalo's School of Management. She served as Secretary of the Graduate Management Association and also volunteered as a UB MBA Admissions Ambassador. Upon completing her degree, she was awarded the Center for International Leadership's William H. Wendel Award, presented to the graduating MBA student who best exemplifies leadership within the context of the multi-national cohort of full-time program participants. (10/2008)

Aref Hassan, a native of Lebanon, is a PhD student in political science at the University at Buffalo. He is currently in Beirut doing dissertation research. (9/2004)

Voldemar Innus, a native of Latvia, came to the United States in 1950. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Management from the University at Buffalo in 1971, then an MBA from UB as well in 1975. He currently serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the University at Buffalo, with responsibility for central computing and networking services, educational technology, and University Libraries. (6/2004)

Hella Jacob, a native of Germany, holds the Master's degree in English and German from the University Regensburg, Germany, and the PhD degree in German from the University at Buffalo. She has been teaching at UB since 1993, covering classes from elementary to advanced levels. In 1995, she was awarded the University's Excellence in Teaching Award for graduate students. Her dissertation explored the theme of twins in German literature; other research and teaching interests include mythology, the nineteenth and early twentieth century, as well as grammar and translation. (6/2004)

Jillian Jacob is an undergraduate major in Nuclear Medicine with a minor in French. Her career plans include attending graduate school for radiation therapy and oncology. (6/2001)

Maureen Jameson holds the PhD degree from Princeton University and is associate professor of French, director of the LiTgloss project, and chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University at Buffalo, where she has taught since 1985. Her teaching and research interests include 19th- and 20th-century narrative, particularly the writings of Proust, Flaubert, and Stendhal, hypertext writing and web design. (9/2004)

David E. Johnson holds the PhD degree in English from the University at Buffalo, where he is assistant professor of Comparative Literature and a member of the Center for the Americas. He has taught a wide range of courses in English and in Spanish, and has research and teaching interests in questions of encounter and experience in the Americas. (9/2004)

Musindu Kanya-Ngambi, a native of Congo, holds the doctoral degree in education from the University at Buffalo, where he is a Lecturer in French. (9/2004)

Aya Karpinska, a native of Poland, followed the Advanced Honors Program at the University at Buffalo, where she earned the Bachelor of Science degree in a special major combining digital arts and cognitive science. Her work and research interests include interactive narrative, communication in virtual spaces, sound spatialization, electroacoustic music, digital poetry and design. After graduating from UB, she joined the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, where she earned a Master's degree. (9/2004)

David Kim-Boyle was Director of Music Technology at the University at Buffalo where he completed a PhD degree in music composition. His work as an audio engineer has been featured on numerous CD publications and radio broadcasts. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music Technology at Towson University in Maryland. (9/2004)

Yayoi Kitamura, a native of Japan, is a professional web designer, and author of an online resource for Japanese law school students. She lives in Oiso, and has created an Oiso home page. She teaches at a preparatory school (Jukyu), writes Macintosh software, and is working on business ideas for the internet. (9/1999)

Heidi Lechner holds the Bachelor's degree in German from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the Master's degree in German from the University at Buffalo. While at 1994, she taught a variety of language courses and was actively involved in the Graduate Group for German Studies, whose fall conference she organized. She is now on the staff of the German program at Glenbrook High School, just outside Chicago. (9/2004)

Alexis Lemon received the Bachelor’s degree in French and International Studies from the University at Buffalo in 2002. With a Fulbright research grant, she travelled to Greece for the academic year 2002-2003, after which she enrolled in New York University’s MA program in Near Eastern Studies. (9/2004)

Jennifer Levanduski completed a double degree in French and Management in June 2004, and is now an MBA student in the School of Management of the University at Buffalo. (9/2004)

Liana Lorigo holds the PhD degree in Computer Science and is now doing post-doctoral research at CEDAR at the University at Buffalo. (9/2004)

Martha Malamud is associate professor of Classics at the University at Buffalo, where she has taught since 1992. She is, since 1995, the editor of Arethusa, a scholarly journal devoted to interdisciplinary research in Classics and a new book series, Arethusa Books, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Her graduate degrees are from Cornell University, and her current research interests include ancient epic, Latin poetry, and late antique literature. she is the author of a book on the late antique poet Prudentius and various articles on Latin poetry, and she teaches classes in Latin literature and classical culture. She is Associate Dean for Humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences. (9/2004)

Praveer Mansukhani, a native of India, is a PhD student in computer science at the University at Buffalo, where he workds with the CEDAR group on document analysis and pattern recognition. (9/2004)

Isabelle Martinez, a native of France, holds a Masters degree in translation and comparative linguistics from the University of Paris VII-Jussieu. She is enrolled in the PhD program in French at the University at Buffalo. (9/2004)

Asta Mboup, a native of Senegal, holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Cheikh Anta Diop University and a Certificate in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College. She prepared a Master's Project on Cheikh Hamidou Kane's L'Aventure ambiguë. She has taught both semesters of elementary French and participated in the Department's web projects. She received a Masters degree in Informatics in 2004.(9/2004)

Donald T. McGuire, jr. holds the PhD degree in Classics from Cornell University and is Director of the Office of Student Advisement and Services in the College of Arts and Sciences of the University at Buffalo where, since his arrival in 1992, he has also taught Greek and Latin and World Civilization. He is the author of books and articles on Roman poetry and on the place of Roman images in modern pop culture, and he has research and teaching interests in things ancient, things Turkish, things architectural, and other things. (9/2004)

Sor Cristel Mejia, a native of Peru and a Sister of Mercy, is a graduate student in Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of the University at Buffalo. She has a Master's degree in education and has taught Spanish for 16 years. (9/2004)

Brooke Mentkowski earned an MBA in the School of Management at the University at Buffalo as well as a minor in French. She served as President of the Graduate Management Association and was an intern at Rich Products in Buffalo. Upon completing her studies in June 2004, she was awarded the Charles H. Diefendorf Award in Finance, presented to the student who has made the greatest contribution to the finance discipline. She also received the MBA Achievement Award, presented to the MBA student who has demonstrated scholastic excellence and has rendered outstanding extracurricular service to the school and the University. Finally, she received the Wall Street Journal Award for Academic Excellence by an MBA student, presented to the full-time MBA evening student who compiles the highest management grade-point average of all eligible graduating students. (9/2004)

Michael Metzger, Professor emeritus of German, holds the PhD degree from Cornell University. He is the author of studies on Lessing and Stefan George, and he has co-edited several critical editions of works of 17th- and 18th-century German literature. He has served as vice-president of the Society for Contemporary American Literature in German (SCALG), for which he maintains a web site (freenet.buffalo.edu/~scalg). (9/2004)

Michael A. Milligan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics with minors in Mathematics and in French in June 2002. (9/2004)

Zenaide Ntiranyibagira, a native of Burundi, is a doctoral student in French in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University at Buffalo. (9/2004)

Tatyana Panova, a native of Latvia, completed a degree in Economics at the University at Buffalo, and is now with Ernst & Young. (9/2004)

Stefanos Papazaharias, a native of Greece, has worked since 1994 at the University at Buffalo, where he currently serves as staff associate in the College of Arts and Sciences with responsibility for undergraduate affairs. He has been teaching courses in modern Greek since 1986. (9/2004)

Cindy Papon, a native of France, was an exchange student in French in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of the University at Buffalo and has returned the Charles V in Paris, where she studies English. (9/2003)

Mikyung Park, a native of South Korea, is a doctoral student in the English Department at the University at Buffalo. (9/2004)

Sergio Pedro, a native of Portugal, is a PhD candidate in Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures of the University at Buffalo and Visiting Instructor of Spanish at the University of Pennsylvania at Wilkes-Barre. His research interests include Romance, Medieval, and early modern literature, the history of philosophical thought, Spanish history and culture, Romance linguistics, and New Historicism. (9/2004)

Shannon Porfilio holds the Bachelor's degree in French and the Master's degree in Education from the University at Buffalo and has studied in Trois-Pistoles, Québec. She is past president and founder of UB's undergraduate French Club, and she is currently teaching in a high school in Western New York. (9/2004)

Laurel Richter holds the Bachelor's degree in French from the University at Buffalo and has studied in Trois-Pistoles, Québec. She is currently doing Master's coursework at Niagara University and plans to have a career in secondary school education. (9/2001)

Henry J. Richards, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, holds the PhD degree in Spanish literature and Latin American studies from the University of Minnesota, and is Professor emeritus of Spanish at the University at Buffalo. Past chair of the department and associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, he has to his credit three books (one edited and one co-authored), the translation of two Spanish American novels into English and numerous articles on topics in Spanish American literature. He has research and teaching interests in Spanish-American literature, Afro-hispanic literature, and critical theory. (9/2001)

Juan Ruiz holds the Master of Arts degree in Spanish from the University at Buffalo, where he has taught a variety of courses ranging from elementary Spanish to Spanish composition and conversation. His teaching and research interests include second language acquisition, teaching language through culture and reading, and phonetics and phonology. He is currently a member of the Language Department at St. Joseph Collegiate Institute, where he teaches Honors and Advanced Placement Spanish. (9/2002)

Krista Sacco holds the Bachelor's degree in Spanish from the State University of New York College at Geneseo and the Master's degree in Spanish linguistics and a degree in teaching from the University at Buffalo. While a student in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, she taught four different levels of undergraduate Spanish. Her research project focused on generational differences in the Puerto Rican dialect of Buffalo, with particular attention to 's' aspiration and deletion. She is currently teaching at Frontier Central High School. (9/2003)

Aditya Sachan, a native of India, was an undergraduate in the Aerospace Engineering program at the University at Buffalo. He is now in the Aerospace Engineering of Georgia Tech, where he's a leader in the SkyWatchers Amateur Astronomy Club and a student tutor. (9/2003)

Srirangaraj (Ranga) Setlur directs the Image Evaluation System and Mail-piece Truthing projects sponsored by the United States Postal Service. He is also actively involved in the NSF sponsored project to develop Devanagari Data Resources and OCR Technology Interchange and occasionally consults on the Ultrascan AFIS project. (9/2004)

Mitsuaki Shimojo, a native of Japan, holds the PhD degree in linguistics from the University at Buffalo where he is assistant professor of Japanese and coordinator of the East Asian Languages section. He has current research interests in theoretical linguistics, particularly Japanese discourse and syntax, and comparative studies with Korean. (9/2004)

Ellen Stenzel holds the MA degree from the Spanish program at the University at Buffalo. (9/2004)

Candie Syphrit is a 2005 graduate of the University at Buffalo, with honors in a special major in Japanese studies. She spent her junior year in Japan.(4/2005)

Giovanna Testa , a native of Italy, holds a Bachelor's degree in French and Italian and the Master's degree in French from the University at Buffalo. Her master's thesis was on the works of Albert Camus. She has taught a variety of French language and Italian language courses and has participated in web-based projects in the department for several years. Having earned teaching certification and taught briefly in high school, she is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. (9/2004)

Joseph S. Testa, II. holds the Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. He has served as chief technical advisor to the LiTgloss project since its inception and contributed to that and other departmental web projects since his sophomore year in high school. (9/2004)

Larbi Touaf , a native of Morocco, received his Doctorate from the Université de la Sorbonne (Paris-IV) in English Literature, a Master's Degree from the same institution and a BA from Ibnou Zohr University in Agadir, Morocco. He is preparing a PhD in French at the University at Buffalo, with a focus on Maghrebian Francophone literature and has been a teaching assistant in the Department and contributor to the departmental website since 2000. He co-chaired with Soumia Boutkhil the French Graduate Student Conference (March 2001) on "Violence in French and Francophone Literaure." He is now Assistant Professor of English at the Université Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco. (9/2003)

Mary Watt, a native of Canada, holds the PhD degree in Italian from the University of Toronto. She has taught at the University at Buffalo and at Brock University, and is currently assistant professor of Italian at the University of Florida. (9/2003)

Claude E. Welch, Jr. holds the PhD degree from Oxford University and is Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Political Science of the University at Buffalo. Among his recent books are Protecting Human Rights in Africa: roles and strategies of non-governmental organizations (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995), Asian Perspectives on Human Rights (Westview, 1990), No Farewell to Arms? Military disengagement from politics in Africa and Latin America (Westview, 1987). He is currently preparing a work entitled NGOs and Human Rights: promise and performance, forthcoming from University of Pennsylvania Press, and another work entitled Protecting Human Rights Globally: strategies and roles of NGOs. (9/2002)

Heidi A Wieczorekis a Senior Programmer / Analyst, with Academic Services of CIT. (9/2002)

Agatha Maria Windig-Meekel is native Dutch. She holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Utah. She has New York State teaching certifications for English, ESL and Spanish. She taught Dutch at the University of Utah. She taught ESL for the Rochester City School District for 13 years and has done graduate work in Spanish at the University at Buffalo.

Abdarahmane Wone, a native of Mauritania, is an undergraduate political science major at the University at Buffalo. (9/2004)

Aimee Woznick, an undergraduate in the Honors program, is a 2005 graduate of the University at Buffalo, where she double-majored in Italian and English. (4/2005)