Department of World Languages and Literatures

PLEASE NOTE — SPRING 2021 — Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the University of Memphis has moved nearly entirely to remote (online) or hybrid classes for the start of Spring semester. All in-person meetings have also been canceled or moved online. All in-person meetings have also been canceled or moved online.

The people below can be contacted via email. Any updates will be posted here as information becomes available. For more information about the university's response, please visit these pages: Coronavirus updates, Campus CommunicationsUM Tech's Keep Learning, and Resources for Students (helpline, application for emergency funds, etc.).

Our Campus Address:

108 Jones Hall
Memphis, Tennessee, 38152
Contact Glynda Luttman:

General Information:

Will Thompson
Chair of the Department
108L1 Jones Hall
Contact: wjthmpsn@memphis.edu

Undergraduate Programs and Advising:

Lan Zhang
Chinese Undergraduate Advisor
215 Jones Hall
Contact: lzhang3@memphis.edu


Will Thompson
French Undergraduate Advisor
108L1 Jones Hall
Contact: wjthmpsn@memphis.edu


Heike Polster
German Undergraduate Advisor
233A Jones Hall
Contact: hpolster@memphis.edu


Cosetta Gaudenzi
Italian Undergraduate Advisor
108J Jones Hall
Contact: cgaudenz@memphis.edu


Yuki Matsuda
Japanese Undergraduate Advisor
230A Jones Hall
Contact: ymatsuda@memphis.edu


Jennifer Johnston
Spanish Undergraduate Advisor
108H Jones Hall
Contact: jrock@memphis.edu

Graduate Programs, Admissions and Advising:

Fernando Burgos
Graduate Coordinator
Spanish Graduate Advisor
201C Jones Hall
Contact: fburgos@memphis.edu

Denis Grélé
French Graduate Advisor
253C Jones Hall
Contact: ddgrele@memphis.edu

Language Media Center

220 Jones Hall


Office Staff:

Glynda R. Luttman
Administrative Associate
108K Jones Hall
Contact: grluttmn@memphis.edu


Patricia A. Pinkney
108N Jones Hall
Contact: ppinkney@memphis.edu