The Trinity Language Council (TLC) is a long-standing committee whose charge is to represent language faculty, advocate for language studies at Duke, and promote language and culture awareness among students and educators. The TLC functions as an advisory council to the office of the Dean of Academic Affairs.
Members of the council represent language program directors and directors of language-related programs at Duke.
The TLC was originally created in 2000 as an advisory group to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Robert J. Thompson, while Curriculum 2000 was implemented.
Since then, the TLC has been active on campus supporting initiatives and events that support language study and communicate the value of languages in a multicultural world.
Joan Clifford, Associate Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies & Director of Duke Service-Learning
Rex Crews, Lecturing Fellow in Classical Studies
Luciana Fellin, Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies, Director Italian Language Program Chair TLC
Jennifer Flaherty, Lecturing Fellow in Slavic & Eurasian Studies
Didem Havlioglu, Associate Professor of the Practice of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, QuadEx Faculty Fellow
April Lynn Henry, Lecturer of German Studies, Director German Language Program
Yan Liu, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Director Chinese Language Program
Lisa Merschel, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Spanish Language Program Director
Sandra Valnes Quammen, Senior Lecturer of Romance Studies, Director French Language Program
Deborah Reisinger, Professor of the Practice French, Director of Language Outreach Initiatives
Brad L.Teague, Director of English for International Students Program
Joanne Van Tuyl, Associate Professor of the Practice of Slavic and Eurasian Studies -Russian
Past TLC Chairs have been Liliana Paredes, Clare Tufts, Corinna Kahnke, and Ingeborg Walthers.