Department of Language, Literature, & Cultural Studies



Dorothy Sizemore Smith PhotographDorothy Sizemore Smith

1914 - 1990

Professor Dorothy Sizemore Smith, a former faculty member in the Department of English and Modern Languages at Bowie State   University, was distinguished for numerous achievements in civic, educational, religious, and  humanitarian arenas.  Trained and educated as a pianist, singer, language critic, humanist, and writer, she enjoyed a much deserved reputation as an incisive teacher, indefatigable researcher, effective  interpreter and communicator, and inspired scholar who led and taught by way of example. 


Pedro-Jose Vidal PhotographPedro-Jose Vidal

1955 - 2005

Professor Pedro-Jose Vidal was a lecturer in Spanish at BSU for a decade  (1995-2005).  He was an ardent supporter of the university's goal of using technology in the classroom, and was instrumental in establishing the Modern Languages Laboratory.  His commitment to the university was evidenced by his unrelenting service on several committees in the Department and the School of Arts and Sciences.  Additionally, he was an active member of many civic organizations and societies.