Language Study Committee (LSC)


The Language Study Committee (LSC) is a standing committee that advises the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on foreign language education at Yale and provides counsel to the director of the Center for Language Study. The LSC has a broad charge which includes oversight of all language instruction carried out by the departments and programs of the FAS, and increasingly over language instruction conducted elsewhere at Yale, wherever common sense and efficiency suggest that such instruction should be coordinated, or at least linked, centrally. The committee also participates in the promotion and reappointment reviews of candidates for the rank of Senior Lector II, and reviews applications for professional development leaves made by language faculty.

Committee Membership for 2020-21

Kirk Wetters | Committee Chair; Professor and Chair, Germanic Languages and Literatures

Sybil Alexandrov | Senior Lector II in Spanish, Spanish and Portuguese

Jasmina Besirevic Regan | Associate Dean for Partnerships and Special Projects, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Thomas Connolly | Associate Professor of French

Jimmy Daccache | Senior Lector I in Northwest Semitic Languages, Religious Studies

Jane Edwards | Senior Associate Dean and Dean of International and Professional Experience, Yale College

David Hirsch | Director for Academic IT Strategy, Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning

Krystyna Illakowicz | Senior Lector I in Polish, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Ninghui Liang | Senior Lector II in Chinese, East Asian Languages and Literatures

Mary Jo Lubrano | Associate Director for Language Education and Research, Center for Language Study

Dina Roginsky | Senior Lector I in Hebrew, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Lieselotte Sippel | Senior Lector I in German, Germanic Languages and Literatures

Risa Sodi | Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of Advising and Special Programs, Yale College

Richard Sosa | Program Director, Council on East Asian Studies, MacMillan Center

Jim Tierney | Senior Lector I in English; Director of the English Language Program, Center for Language Study

Jane Tylus | Andrew Downey Orrick Professor and Chair of Italian Studies; Professor of Comparative Literature

Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl | Director, Center for Language Study; Associate Dean, Yale College; Professor (Adjunct), Linguistics

John Wa’Njogu | Senior Lector II in KiSwahili, Council on African Studies, MacMillan Center

Jason Zentz | Assistant Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs, Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Past Committee Membership

2019-20 Language Study Committee

2018-19 Language Study Committee

2017-18 Language Study Committee

2016-17 Language Study Committee

2015-16 Language Study Committee

2014-15 Language Study Committee

2013-14 Language Study Committee