Associate Professor of French
French and Francophone Studies program
Chair of French and Italian Languages and Literatures Department
Ph.D. French LIterature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
A character in one of Garry Trudeau's early Doonesbury strips smirks after having scared away a menacing defenseman by letting loose a stream of colloquial French, and says: "Not bad for a French major from the Bronx." In my case, change "the Bronx" to "Detroit" and, me voilà.
All levels of French language and literature, including: French 301 Language and Culture; French 312 French Cinema; French 316 French Civilization II: Renaissance to Revolution; and French 316 Studies in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Literature.
The Poetics of 17th Century French theatre; Travel Literature of visitors to North America
Two-time winner of the IWU Student Senate Professor of the Year Award (1990, 1999); IWU Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence (1995, then named the DuPont Award)