Division of Languages and Literature

Brandon Abood

Faculty in Literature
M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of Washington; B.A. Journalism

Benjamin Bagocius

Faculty in Literature
Ph.D. English, Indiana University, Bloomington; M.A. English, Indiana University, Bloomington; M.F.A. Creative Writing (Poetry), The New School, New York, NY; B.A. English, with distinction, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Irene Clement

Faculty in Spanish
M.A. Spanish, Kent State University; B.A. Social Work, Cleveland State University

Paul Hansen

Faculty in Literature
Paul Hansen joined the faculty of BHSEC Cleveland in 2017. He primarily teaches English courses in the high school program and the Seminar courses in the college program. Additionally, he offers literature electives related to his doctoral field of study, which is contemporary American fiction. Dr. Hansen earned an AA from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, a BA in English and photography from Oberlin College, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin.

Christian Lehmann

Faculty in Literature
Ph.D. Classics. University of Southern California; M.A. Classics USC; M.A. Comparative Literature, USC; B.A. Foreign Languages and Literatures, Bard College

Evan McCormick

Faculty in Chinese
M.A Chinese Literature, University of Kansas; M.S. Education – Foreign Language Pedagogy Emphasis, University of Kansas; B.A. TESOL, Carroll College

Guy Andre Risko

Dean of Studies; Faculty in Literature
Ph.D. in American Literature, Binghamton University; M.A. in English and Young Adult Literature, Binghamton University; B.A. in Philosophy and English Literature, University of Pittsburgh

Ángel Rolón

Faculty in Spanish
M.A. in Spanish – Latin American Studies, Cleveland State University; B.A. in Spanish, Ohio Wesleyan University

Ling-Ling Shih

Faculty in Chinese
Ph.D. and M.A. Cultural Anthropology, State University of New York at Albany; M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Middlebury College; B.A. in English, California State University at Sacramento

Jennifer Sweeney

Faculty in Literature
Ph.D. English, Literature, and Rhetoric, Binghamton University; B.A. English, University of Pittsburgh

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