Frank Jacobus


Ph.D. Cornell University
B.A. Duke University


I love teaching intensive beginning French—it's all talk and all action all the time—and French literature and French poetry. Being with my students making a poem come alive is one of my favorite ways of spending an hour.

I've studied in Paris and worked in Montpellier, France. My research interests include poetry, critical thinking and language, the visual arts and poetry, user experience in literature and the Web, and environmentally-friendly development.

In addition to my work here at the college, I have built sustainable, environmentally-friendly neighborhoods and 200-plus acres of parks in Davidson.


Intensive Beginning French
Games People Play
Poetry, Passion, Painting
Women Poets
Symbolist poetry
Surrealist and Cubist Poetry