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Professor Ivonne Bruneau-Botello

Professor Ivonne Bruneau-Botello is Associate Professor of Spanish and Humanities department chair.  She earned her M.A. in Second Language Acquisition and Application (SLAA) and Spanish language from the University of Maryland, College Park and  B.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Panama.  She holds an Economic Journalism Certificate from the Florida International University (FIU), Florida. She has over 14 years of solid work experience in curriculum development, research, teaching and translations as well as interpretation.  She has presented on various topics dealing with classroom interaction between faculty and students with learning disabilities, and how to keep students engaged while using mobile devices in the classroom at local, state and international conferences.  Prior to teaching, she worked as a journalist for over 8 years.

 Office:Commons Building Suite 202  Room 202G 
Phone: 240-567-3993

Associate Professor Vincent Intondi, PHD

Vincent Intondi is an Associate Professor of History, Director of the Institute for Race, Justice & Civic Engagement, and Coordinator for History and Political Science at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland.  He holds a BA in economics from SUNY Potsdam (1997), an MA in history from SUNY Oswego (2003), and a PhD in history from American University (2009).  From 2009-2017, Intondi was Director of Research for American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute in Washington, DC. Prior to teaching at Montgomery College, Intondi was an Associate Professor of History at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida. He is the author of the book, African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement with Stanford University Press.

Office: P4 room 203                                          
Phone: 240-567-1330



Professor Daniel Jenkins

Daniel G. Jenkins is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Montgomery College Takoma/Park Silver Spring. He graduated cum laude from UMBC with a double BA in Philosophy and Biopsychology, and received his MA in Ethics from UMBC, where he wrote his thesis on Biomedical Ethics and Multiple Personality Disorder. Before he was a Philosophy instructor, he worked in science, and has co-authorships in The Journal of Experimental Medicine and in Radiation Research. He coaches the Montgomery College Ethics Bowl debate team, which was awarded third place in the National Ethics Bowl in 2016. Professor Jenkins is interested in the philosophy of mind, modality, experimental philosophy, and the metaphysics of parallel universes. His current interest in moral philosophy focuses on the intersection of neuroscience and ethics. In legal philosophy, his interests are centered on First Amendment case law. In Fall of 2017 he will be a Visiting Professor at Xi’an University in Xi’an, China.

Office: Commons Building Suite 202 Room 202H                                       
Phone: 240-567-1395


Professor Shelley Jones

Shelley Jones is an Associate Professor of Spanish on the Takoma Park campus of Montgomery College, teaching all levels offered at the College. She earned a BA in Spanish and Social Work from McDaniel College and an MA in Latin American Literature from the University of Maryland. Professor Jones has served as Coordinator of the World Languages at the College and currently serves as a member of the Global Humanities Institute’s (GHI) workgroup, co-leading the Global Classrooms Faculty Fellowship. She is the lead organizer of the annual GHI and Paul Peck Humanities Institute-sponsored Humanities Days celebration. In addition, Professor Jones is one of the Montgomery College liaisons to the Montgomery County Sister Cities program with Morazán, El Salvador. Prior to coming to Montgomery College, Professor Jones taught Spanish and was the Middle School Head at Barrie School in Silver Spring, MD.

Office: Resource Center Room 201 
Phone: 240-567-1673


Professor Maria-Elvira Luna-Escudero-Alie, Ph.D.

Dr. Maria-Elvira Luna-Escudero-Alie is professor of French and Spanish. Her teaching interest includes: Learning Community courses, literature, film, and all levels of French and Spanish courses. She received her PhD. in Iberian-American Literature and Culture from Georgetown University (2010). Her dissertation was: “The Temporal Structure on Mario Vargas Llosa’s Theater.” Prof. Luna-Escudero-Alie holds BAs and Licentiate’s in Philosophy, Literature, and Linguistics from PUCP, in Peru. Her research interest mainly involves Spanish and Latin American Literatures, Comparative Literature, Applied Linguistics, and the relation between literature and philosophy.  She is the author of several articles in literature and culture. Currently she is working in an interdisciplinary project about Jorge Luis Borges with Prof. Stephen Kcenich, from the Mathematics Department.   Prof. Luna-Escudero-Alie received an Excellence Teaching Award from Harvard University in 2002.

 Office: Commons Building Suite 202 Room 202D 
Phone: 240-567-1381



Professor Karl Smith

Karl Smith completed his undergraduate studies in social work at Wayne State University in Detroit. He has a M.A. in political science with a specialization in international relations from Northeastern University and an M.A. in ESL from Simmons College.  In addition to being co-chair for the department of Social Science from 2007-2014, he has participated in the Renaissance Scholars Program and as an instructor for the Cambridge Summer Seminar for honors students at University of Cambridge.  He has also participated in study abroad trips to Peru, Cuba, Ethiopia, and he recently taught English in Macau. Under the leadership of Professor Smith, a Model UN Team formed at Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus.  Several students have participated in the Model UN Council and won awards for best position papers and for best delegation.

 Office: Commons Building Suite 202 Room 202D  
Phone: 240-567-1353



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