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Professor Ivonne Bruneau-Botello

Professor Ivonne Bruneau-Botello is Associate Professor of Spanish and chair of the department of Humanities Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus.  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 12 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: North Pavilion (Suite 232, Room 229)
Phone: 240-567-3993

vinProfessor Vincent Intondi, Ph.D.

Dr. Vincent Intondi is an Associate Professor of history at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus.  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). His research interests include African American history, twentieth century United States history, social history, and nuclear studies. Intondi is the Director of Research for American University's Nuclear Studies Institute and has proposed the Center for Black Studies at Montgomery College. His articles frequently appear in the Huffington Postand he is the author of the book, African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons,Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement on Stanford University Press.

Office: North Pavilion (Suite 232, Room 225) 
Phone: 240-567-1330



Professor Daniel Jenkins

Professor Daniel G. Jenkins is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring. He holds BA’s in Philosophy and Biopsychology, and an MA in Ethics, from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. His graduate work focused on ethical issues in the treatment of Multiple Personality Disorder (now Dissociative Identity Disorder). Before coming to higher education he worked in biomedical research, and co-authored papers in Radiation Research and The Journal of Experimental Medicine. Professor Jenkins is a 2012 recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute fellowship in Experimental Philosophy, and a 2014 participant in the Strategy Forum of the U.S. Naval War College. He is the faculty adviser of the Philosophy Club, a member of the Global Humanities Institute, and the coach of the Ethics Bowl debate team, which was awarded fifth place in the National Ethics Bowl in 2015.  

Office: CM (Suite 202, Room 202-H)
Phone: 240-567-1395


jonesProfessorShelley Jones

 Professor Jones earned a B.A. in Spanish and a BSW (Bachelor’s of Social Work) from McDaniel College as well as an M.A. in Latin American Literature from the University of Maryland.  Her pedagogical and research interests include incorporating service learning into the language learning experience and using the outdoors as an extension of the classroom.  She has traveled extensively in Latin America and Spain, most recently in Morazán, El Salvador as an educational consultant with Montgomery College’s Global Humanities Institute.  She is a member of Montgomery County’s Sister Cities program, connecting citizens of the county and members of the College community with constituents in Morazán, El Salvador.  Professor Jones is a faculty associate for ELITE, Montgomery College’s professional development program, sits on the College wide Curriculum Committee and is a member of the NEH-funded Global Humanities Institute’s workgroup.

Office: RC 201
Phone: 240-567-1673

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

Dr. María-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 Licentiatures in Philosophy, Literature, and Linguistics from PUCP, in Perú. 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: RC 200
Phone: 240-567-1381



Professor Karl Smith

Professor Smith is the coordinator for History and Political Science at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. He completed his undergraduate studies 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 Boston.  In addition to being department co-chair 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.  Also, he has participated in the Sister City project with El Salvador, and study abroad trips to Peru, and Cuba.

Office: North Pavilion (Suite 232, Room 223)
Phone: 240-567-1353

bess Professor Margaret Bess Vincent

M. Bess Vincent is an Assistant Professor of Sociology, as well as the Women's and Gender Studies Coordinator for the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus.  Dr. Vincent received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from the Louisiana Scholars' College, nested in Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  She earned a Masters of Arts in Sociology and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Sociology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Her training as a social scientist has provided her with ample opportunity to study the Sociology of Gender, Feminism, and the new field of Masculinities.  Currently, she teaches Sociology of Family at Montgomery College, which is one of the courses one can take to earn the Women's and Gender Studies Certificate.

Office: North Pavilion (Suite 232, Room 227) 
Phone: 240-567-1397



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