Ph.D., M.A. Indiana University
B.A. University of Southern Indiana
I have taught language and literature course at all levels since I have started my college-level teaching career. Some of the institutions I have visited are the University of Southern Indiana, Indiana University, UNC Asheville, and Wake Forest University. At Davidson, my main focus is teaching introductory level French and advanced pre-modern literature, oral expression, and French phonetics.
I'm currently resident director for the Davidson in France study abroad program in Tours, France.
With a French Medieval literature specialization and a Medieval studies background, my main interest is centered on the 13th and 14th century French religious texts, especially the miracles of the Virgin Mary. As a generalist, I am also interested in pre-modern literary genres, especially theater (medieval and classic) and old and middle French language and its evolution. From the modern era, I am interested in film studies and Francophone literature.
Besides jogging, for which unfortunately I do not have as much time as I would like, I enjoy working in my back yard and in my vegetable garden. I enjoy science fiction, so watching a good sci-fi flick or reading a book, when I am not busy playing with my child, is a wonderful way to spend an evening.