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Department Resources

Department Leadership

Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures Chair

Chris Bonneau
Department Chair

Program Directors

Karen Goldman (Spanish Majors and Minors)
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Language Coordinators

Dolores Lima (Spanish Language Courses/Spanish Placement Interviews)
Spanish Language Coordinator

Ana Paula Carvalho (Portuguese Language Program)
Portuguese Language Coordinator

Additional Resources

Spanish Language Placement and Placement Interviews

View our Language Placement Guide to determine which Spanish course is appropriate for you or if you should schedule a Spanish Placement interview.

Spanish Majors and Minors Advising

Learn more about how our advisors can help you reach your academic and professional objectives.

Permission Numbers

If you are in need of a permission number to enroll in one of our courses, please complete this form. 

El Centro- The Spanish Language Hub at Pitt

El Centro information and hours.

Faculty Contact Information

Faculty information can be found using the link below. If you cannot find who you are looking for, you can search for their name using

Who to Contact

Refer to the table below as a contact guide for specific inquiries. For general department questions or additional assistance, please email us or contact us at 412-624-5225.

Question Topic

Who to Contact


Spanish Placement Interviews (Summer 2024)

Mari Félix Cubas

Spanish Placement Interviews (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Dolores Lima

Mari Félix Cubas

Spanish Major

Karen Goldman

Spanish Minor and Hispanic Language and Culture Minor

Paola Calahorrano

Camila Pulgar Machado

Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Minor

Ana Paula Carvalho

Spanish Language Courses

Dolores Lima

Mari Felix Cubas

PhD/Masters Program

Chris Bonneau

General Department Questions