Jill Beckman

Jill Beckman, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Director, Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
DEO, Translation
Associate Professor, Linguistics
Dr. Jill Beckman is the Director of the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, as well as the DEO of Translation and Associate Professor of Linguistics.
Meredith Mahy Gall

Meredith Mahy Gall, M.S.

Title/Position
Senior Academic Advisor, Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Meredith Mahy Gall is the senior academic advisor for the Division of World Literatures, Languages, and Cultures (including all world languages, International Studies, linguistics, and translation) and global health studies students.
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Constance Judd

Title/Position
Academic Program Management Associate
Course Management for Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of French & Italian, Translation Programs, BTAA CourseShare, and WLLC courses. Graduate Coordinator for French and Literary Translation
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Andy Lewis

Title/Position
Instructional Services Specialist, Translation
Andy has an M.A. in Linguistics with a focus on teaching English as a second language from the University of Iowa. His professional interested include language instruction, the promotion of inclusive learning environments, and instructional technology and design. He has studied Russian, French, Italian, and German in the classroom and enjoys working with faculty and students in the division to aid, promote, and enhance the learning of languages.
Wes Love

Wes Love

Title/Position
Student Engagement Coordinator
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Kathleen Maris Paltrineri, MFA, Literary Translation

Title/Position
CTGL Center Coordinator
Kathleen Maris Paltrineri is a poet and literary translator. She holds an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa (2021) and an MFA in Poetry from the University of New Hampshire (2013). Previously the CLAS Postgraduate Visiting Writer of Literary Translation, she has also taught creative writing and literature at the University of Iowa, creative writing at Cornell College, and English as a Second Language at the University of New Hampshire. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a Lois Roth Endowment Award, and a Stanley Graduate Award for International Research. Her translation of Norwegian poet Kristin Berget’s og når det blir lyst blir det helt fantastisk is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press. For her own poetry, Paltrineri has received scholarships and residencies from USF Verftet, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Jentel Artist Residency. Her poems are forthcoming from Bone Boquet and are currently on exhibit at Neue Galerie Berlin as part of Traces, a group show of Arctic Circle Residency participants.
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Gabriella (Gabbie) McDermott, B.A., English

Title/Position
Division Administrator
Gabbie holds a bachelor’s degree in English. She taught English Language Learning in the Clear Creek Amana School District and worked in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Office of the Dean prior to becoming Division Administrator for the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in 2023. Her interests include building sustainable staffing and communication structures; fostering a strong multicultural community; and supporting the Division in its mission to advance interdisciplinary research, artistic creativity, global awareness, and the study of languages, literatures, linguistics, societies, regions, and cultures. She collaborates with the staff team and faculty leadership to facilitate administrative operations and strategic planning.
Andria Pooley

Andria Pooley

Title/Position
Translation Program Assistant
Jenny Ritchie

Jenny Ritchie

Title/Position
Accountant, University Shared Services