Administrative Staff

Astry Silvestre
Academic Department Administrator
501N Callaway Center
Contact: or 404-727-6493

Amy Linenberger 
Graduate Program Coordinator 
N506A Callaway Center
Contact: or 404-727-3545

Rosana Phillips 
Undergraduate Program Coordinator 
501N Callaway Center
Contact: or 404-727-6434

Casa Émory Staff


Faculty Advisor

  M. Elva Gonzalez
  Lecturer in Spanish
  Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  Office: 503 South Callaway Center
  Phone: 404-727-6545

Elva González completed her Licenciatura degree in Spanish Philology at the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, in 2003 and later earned a Certificate on pedagogy in 2005 and a Master’s in Bilingual Education in 2011, both from the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.

Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2015, González held positions at the International House in Tarragona, Spain; Colegio de España in Salamanca, Spain; and Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama.

Her field of specialization includes second language pedagogy and acquisition, community engaged learning and study abroad.

Activity Coordinators

Samanta de Frutos

samantaSamanta de Frutos García was born in Madrid, Spain. She holds a BA in Hispanic Philology from the University of Valencia ( 2015),with a focus in Linguistics and Literature. Before graduating, she also studied abroad, during 2013-2014, with an Erasmus Scholarship at the University of Bucharest (UB), Romania, where she became interested in second language acquisition and cultural studies. In 2015 she enrolled in a Master's Degree inTeaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from the University of Salamanca (USAL).

Prior to joining the Spanish and Portuguese Department at Emory University, De Frutos spent the AY 2016-2017 at Changzhou University in Changzhou, China, teaching a variety of courses: Press Reading, Listening Spanish News and Oral Skills. Before this experience, she taught Spanish to diverse student populations in Spain at Cursos Internacionales in Salamanca, Colegio Delibes in Salamanca, Proyecto Puntal at the University of Salamanca and Route 66 in Valencia.

De Frutos is interested in second language acquisiton and pedagogy, sociolinguistics and pragmatics studies and the application of new technologies to foreign language pedagogy.

Woodruff Subject Librarian

Philip S. MacLeodPhilip S. MacLeod

Librarian for Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Emory University
540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322