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Specialty area(s)

Approaches to the Teaching and Learning Languages, Curriculum Design, French for Specific Purposes (translation, international relations, science and technology, business), Francophone Women Writers, 16th and 17thcentury French literature, History, Culture, and Philosophy 

 

Current courses at UWL

FRE 102: Introductory French I

FRE 202: Intermediate French II

FRE 300: Visual Encounters

FRE 301: Sound, Speech, and Proficiency

FRE 307: French for Professional Communications

FRE 317: Practice in Translation

FRE 337: French 3.0: Focus on Science and Technology

FRE 320: Perspectives on French Civilization

FRE 430: French Connections (Capstone)

 

Education

Diplômes d'Études Universitaires Générales (DEUG), English, Lille 3 University, France

B.A. in English and French, Trinity College, Washington D.C.

Master of Arts in French, University of Maryland, College Park

Ph.D. in Modern French Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

Master of Arts in Education and Human Development, Emphasis on Educational Technology Leadership, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Research and publishing

Publications

“Etienne Daho, a Dandy with a French Twist,” An Anthology of French and Francophone Singers from A to Z  “Singin' in French.” Eds. Michael Abecassis and Marcelline Block.Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. 180-183.

 “Eddy Mitchell, Between Belleville and Nashville.”An Anthology of French and Francophone Singers from A to Z “Singin' in French.” Eds. Michael Abecassis and Marcelline Block.Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. 474-477.

“Florent Pagny, the Unlikely Chameleon.” An Anthology of French and Francophone Singers from A to Z “Singin' in French.” Eds. Michael Abecassis and Marcelline Block.Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. 511-514.

“The Evolution of Distance Education in Australia: Past, Present, Future.” Quarterly Review of Distance Education.13 (4): 247-252, December 2012. With Stephen Reiach and Clemens Averbeck.

“La rhétorique du silence de Mademoiselle de Montpensier.” Jeu de masques. Les femmes et le travestissement textuel (1500-1940). Eds. Jean-Philippe Beaulieu et Andrea Oberhuber. Collection “L’École du genre.” Publications de l’Université de Saint-Étienne, May 2011. 88-96.

“Le Wiki: collaboration et simulation pour le cours de français des affaires.”The French Review. 82: 1244-1254, May 2009.

“La théâtralisation de l’espace pastoral dans les Nouvelles Françaisesde Segrais.”Cincinnati Romance Review. Volume 26, 2007. 24-36.

Pedagogical Publications

(Forthcoming) Student Activities Manual to accompany Chez Nous. 5thedition. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 2018.   

Student Activities Manual to accompany Point de départ. 2ndedition. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 2012.   

Student Activities Manual to accompany Chez nous: Branché sur le monde francophone. 4th edition. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 2009. 

Selected Conferences Presentations

"The Development of ICC and Video-based Synchronous CMC among Intermediate L2 French Learners: A Longitudinal Study", with Dr. Hongying Xu, CALICO, Montréal, Canada, 2019.

“Amitiés phagocytantes chez Amélie Nothomb”, Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA), Washington DC, 2019.