Professor Lefter holds an M.A. in Hispanic Languages in Literatures from the University of Pittsburgh (2011) and has been at UJ since 2015. Lefter is currently completing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership with a minor in Counseling and Student Services at the University of the Cumberlands. His passion for helping students develop long-lasting language proficiency is fueled by his own commitment to life-long language learning. Besides Spanish, Lefter speaks fluent Romanian, Italian, Portuguese, and French, and can hold a conversation in German and modern Hebrew.