SAW Program Administrative Staff


David Hernández

Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies

David Hernández is Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies at Mount Holyoke College. His research focuses on immigration enforcement, in particular, the U.S. detention regime. He is completing a book manuscript on this institution, titled "Alien Incarcerations: Immigrant Detention and Lesser Citizenship," and he is also the co-editor of Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader (Duke University Press 2016). His work has appeared journals such as Border-Lines, Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, Journal of Race and Policy, Latina/o Studies, and NACLA: Report on the Americas.

David Hernández

Mark C. Shea

Coordinator of ESOL; Senior Lecturer in English

Mark Shea is an applied linguist with a focus on second language acquisition and pedagogy. His research focuses on quantitative and qualitative approaches to describing language development in postsecondary contexts. At Mount Holyoke, his courses include First-Year Seminars and courses on public speaking, academic writing and various aspects of multilingualism.


Mark Shea

Kimberly Jeffers

Assistant Director of SAW