Modern Language Department Faculty

Meet the Modern Language Department Faculty


Melissa Fiori, Associate Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics; B.A., Bucknell University; M.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.


  • Denise G. Mills, Associate Professor of Spanish; B.A., LeMoyne College; M.A., Ph.D., University at Buffalo. 
  • Kevin Telford, Associate Professor of French;  B.A., University of Liverpool; M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Adjunct Faculty

Judi Mazziotti, Instructor of Italian. M.A. SUNY College at Buffalo, B.A. SUNY University at Buffalo.

Philip Santiago, Instructor of Spanish. M.A. State University of New York at Buffalo.

Yi-Tung Wu, Instructor of Chinese. M.A. University of Kansas; B.A. Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages

John Emmerling, Instructor of French. M.A. SUNY University at Buffalo, B.A. SUNY University at Buffalo

Karen Gutierrez, FNP, Instructor of Spanish. M.S. State University of New York at Buffalo, BSN Certificate LA Int. Studies The Ohio State University.


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Students outside Rosary Hall

That’s the best way to really get a feel for what Daemen is all about! Daemen is located in suburban Amherst, New York just minutes away from the city of Buffalo. To schedule a weekday individual interview and tour the campus, email us or call 800.462.7652.

World of Opportunity Wizard

Wow! Daemen students & faculty travel abroad during the inter-semester break!

Faculty accompanied students to Mexico City and Cuernavaca for the January inter-semester term.

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The M. Angela Canavan, OSF Legacy Society was established to recognize those thoughtful members of the Rosary Hill/Daemen College community who have made a provision for the college in their estate plans through a bequest, life insurance policy, trust, retirement plan, IRA or other planned gift.