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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


Professor 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 third place in the National Ethics Bowl in 2014.  

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


ProfessorShelley Jones

Office: RC 201
Phone: 240-567-1673


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


ProfessorKarl 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


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