• PhD University of Iowa 1991
  • MA University of Iowa 1985
  • BA Université de Picardie (France) 1982

Academic interests

Curriculum development, Writing, the Robinson Crusoe narratives, Post-colonial and Feminist Studies, Literature and Photography (Ekphrasis), literature and religion, French Canadian Literature and Culture. Authors: Jules Verne, Michel Tournier, Marguerite Duras, Monique Proulx, Jacques Poulin, Roch Carrier, and Patrick Modiano, to name a few.


Writing Across the Curriculum, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Pedagogy of technology, Online Teaching, UDL (Universal Design for Learning).


Carnegie Fellowship, 2001-2002

IUPUI Network for Excellence in Teaching 1996

Teaching Excellence Recognition Award 1998-2000

IUPUI Writing Faculty Forum 1998

Outstanding Club Advisor Award 1999

West European National Resource Center Grant 2000


Test Yourself in French Grammar (National Textbook Corp 1996)

Co-author Entre Amis: Cahier d'Activites (Houghton-Mifflin Co. 1998) and Controverses(Cengage, 2006; 2nd edition: 2011)

Articles in Romance Notes, Romance Languages AnnalsReligion & LiteratureDalhousie French Studies, Les CahiersForell, and Iris


Reviewer, The French Review; Consultant, Houghton-Mifflin Co.; Consultant, Heinle & Heinle Co; Director, Program in French, WLAC, IUPUI

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