Faculty and Staff


Peter N. Howard
Professor of Classics Department Chairman
Initial appointment – 1974

B.A., University of Alabama, 1967
M.A., Florida State University, 1969
Ph.D., Florida State University, 1978

Office: Wright Hall 212B
Telephone: 334-670-3309
Fax: 334-808-6562
Office Email:


James L. Sherry
Associate Professor of French, Retired, Troy University
Part-time Instructor
Initial appointment – 1976

A.B., Wabash College, 1964
M.A., Yale University, 1989
Ph.D., Yale University, 1990

Office: Wright Hall 212A
Telephone: 334-670-3316
Fax: 334-808-6562


Kenneth R. LaBrant
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Director, University Honors Program
Initial appointment – 1994

B.A., Florida State University, 1990
M.A., Florida State University, 1992
Ph.D., Florida State University, 1996

Office: Wright Hall 212F
Telephone: 334-670-3304
Fax: 334-808-6562


Johanna M. Alberich
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Initial Appointment – 2007

B.S., Auburn University, 1998
M.H.S, Auburn University, 2001
Ph.D., University of Alabama, 2006

Office: Wright Hall 212C
Telephone: 334-808-6171
Fax: 334-808-6562


Kelly Suero
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Initial Appointment – 2014

B.A., Oklahoma State University, 2007
M.A., Purdue University, 2009
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2014

Office: Wright Hall 212E
Telephone: 334-808-6586
Fax: 334-808-6562


Rachel Fournier
Lecturer of Spanish
Initial Appointment – 2013

B.A., Auburn University, 2009
M.H.S., Auburn University, 2012

Office: Wright Hall 212D
Telephone: 334-808-6410


Iris Hong Xu
Associate Professor of Chinese
Director, Confucius Institute at Troy
Initial appointment – 2008

B.A., Harbin Normal University
M.Ed., University of Alberta
Ph.D., University of Alberta

Office: Bibb Graves 023A
Telephone: 334-808-6290/6512


Sarah McKenzie
Department Secretary

B.A., Auburn University

Office: Wright Hall 212
Telephone: 334-670-3714


Last Updated: 01/08/2015

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