Faculty

Learning from a Qualified Faculty

From Medieval France to the Maghreb, the French and Francophone Studies faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University represent a wide range of research and teaching interests. The interdisciplinary nature of teaching at IWU allows contributions not only to courses in French language, literature, and culture at all levels of instruction, but also to the Humanities "World of Ideas" core courses, and the Western European Studies and African Studies of the International Studies program. Our faculty also participate in courses in the "Literature and Culture" rubric and Women's Studies courses, as well as annual offerings in the university first-year student writing program, the Gateway Colloquia.

Professors

CC Dr. Christopher Callahan (Ph.D., Indiana)
Professor of French
Office:  Buck Memorial Library 213
Phone:  309/556-3094
Email:  callahan@iwu.edu


JMDr. James Matthews
(Ph.D., Michigan)
Associate Professor of French
   and Chair of the French & Italian Department
Office:  Buck Memorial Library 207
Phone:  309/556-3571
Email:  matthews@iwu.edu


SSDr. Scott Sheridan
(Ph.D., Iowa)
Associate Professor of French and Italian
   and Director of Humanities Program
Office:  Buck Memorial Library 113
Phone:  309/556-3238
Email:  sheridan@iwu.edu


Instructor

Lisa Brittingham Profile Lisa Brittingham (M.A., Illinois State University)
Adjunct Instructor in French
Office:  SFH 326
Phone:  309/556-2128
Email:  lbrittin@iwu.edu


French Assistant

Audrey Fontaine Audrey Fontaine (Licence, Paris-Sorbonne Paris IV)
French Assistant and Tutor
Language Resource Center, Buck 107
Phone:  309/556-3298
Email: afontain@iwu.edu


Office Coordinator

Brown-Ajayi
Sharla Brown-Ajayi
Office Coordinator, Department of French and Italian
Buck 115
Phone:  309/556-3044
Email:  sbrownaj@iwu.edu


 All correspondence can be mailed to individual faculty members at:

French & Francophone Studies Program
104 Buck Memorial Library
210 E. University Ave.
P.O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL
61702-2900
Departmental Phone:  309/556-3044
Departmental FAX:  309/556-3284

 

"The French and Francophone Studies professors at Illinois Wesleyan University are professional scholars who care deeply about their students’ success. They are always Messifa Ankoucharismatic in the classroom and continuously available to help their students outside the classroom. They are the perfect example of teachers who show their students that with hard work anything is possible."

- Messifa Ankou '10,
professional educator, translator, and interpreter

 

 

Buck Memorial Library Buck Memorial Library, home to the French & Francophone Studies Program at IWU

"The French and Francophone Studies professors at Illinois Wesleyan University are professional scholars who care deeply about their students’ success. They are always Messifa Ankoucharismatic in the classroom and continuously available to help their students outside the classroom. They are the perfect example of teachers who show their students that with hard work anything is possible."

- Messifa Ankou '10,
professional educator, translator, and interpreter

 

 

Buck Memorial Library Buck Memorial Library, home to the French & Francophone Studies Program at IWU