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Staff Member Contact Responsibilities
Deb Speer
Fiscal Officer
dspeer at
GB 248


Serves as assistant to the chair, office manager, and fiscal officer. In general, works on matters relating to the department as a whole, including managing the department budget, acting as policy consultant for faculty, coordinating faculty recruitment and the tenure/promotion process, and supervising office operations.
Steve Johnson
Student Services Assistant
johnsost at
Goodbody 230


Coordinates the graduate admission process, maintains all EALC graduate student records and monitors progress toward graduate degrees. Also helps in coordinating language testing in Chinese, Japanese and Korean and handles reporting of test results for all three languages.
Breon Tyler
Department Secretary
bretyler at
Goodbody 250


The primary receptionist for EALC who handles daily tasks and inquiries from students, faculty and the public. She handles class scheduling and room reservations. She also administers the student evaluation process, and is the department's textbook coordinator.
Will Smith
Undergraduate Advisor
wsmithii at
Goodbody 240

Monday - Friday

By appointment only:
Monday - Friday

The EALC undergraduate advisor counsels students on the academic programs, services, and opportunities at IU. His duties include: facilitating declaration of major or minor in the EALC department; advising current majors on academic program planning, course selection, career information, and transfer of credit; helping resolve problems regarding degree completion; discussing options for overseas study and refers students to campus services that may be of benefit to them; and informing prospective students (including current high school students, current IU students, and second degree seekers) of options within the department, including language placement, transfer credit, and degree requirements.