French Summer Language Institute
Dr. Daniel Morris - Southern Oregon University
Daniel Morris (Ph.D., University of Oregon) is Professor of French and Director of the French Summer Language Institute at Southern Oregon University. A certified French OPI tester and trainer for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, he has written articles and given conference presentations on French literature, culture, film, and language pedagogy. He is the founding director of the Southern Oregon Foreign Language Articulation project, and has organized and led numerous workshops for high school language teachers. He served for over ten years as Department Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Southern Oregon University. His current research interests include French and Francophone literature, French film, French language pedagogy, and the impacts of globalization on culture.
Dr Marianne Golding - Southern Oregon University
Dr. MARIANNE GOLDING, (Ph.D., University of California at Los Angelos) received her PhD in French Literature from UCLA and is Professor of French at Southern Oregon University, where she has taught since 1998. She teaches beginning through advanced French courses and is particularly interested in Autobiography, Feminist Literature, and Francophone Literature, Culture and Film. In addition to various articles and conference prsentations, she authored the second edition of The Graded French Reader.
Dr. Sébastien Dubreil - Univerity of Tennessee
Dr. Heather Willis Allen - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Heather Willis Allen (Ph.D., Emory University) is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she serves as Course Chair for Elementary French 1 and participates in the doctoral program in Second Language Acqusition. She teaches undergraduate courses in French language, cultural studies, creative writing and graduate seminars in second language acquisition. Her research focuses on teacher developement, New Literacy Studies, and language-learning motivation and has appeared in journals including Foreign Language Annals, the French Review and the Modern Language Journal. In 2011, she co-edited the AAUSC annual volume entitled “Educating the Future Foreign Language Professoriate for the 21st Century,“ and she is also at work on a French cultural studies T extbook entitled “Alliages culturels: La société française en transformation”(Heinle Cengage).
Dr. Tom Armbrecht - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thomas Armbrecht (PhD, Brown University) is an Associate Professor of French at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He specializes in
theatre as literature and dramatic art, 20th-century French philosophy, and Queer Studies. Previous publications include a study
of genre and gender in the works of Marguerite Yourcenar and Julien Green, as well a writings about the intersections of art and
literature. He is currently at work on a book about polymathy and polyphony in the works of French authors Pierre Loti, Jean Cocteau,
and Hervé Guibert.
Dr. Kate Paesani - Wayne State University
Kate Paesani (Ph.D., Indiana University) is Associate Professor of French at Wayne State University, where she serves as Director of Basic French courses and advises students in the interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Language Learning program. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in French language and linguistics, and graduate courses in second language acquisition and foreign language pedagogy. Her research focuses on literacy-based approaches to instruction, literature across the curriculum, and foreign language teacher development and has appeared in journals such as Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Annals, French Review, and L2 Journal. She has co-edited two books and is currently working on a foreign language methods book entitled A Multiliteracies Framework for Collegiate Foreign Language Teaching(Prentice) with co-authors Heather Wills Allen and Beatrice Dupuy.
Dr. Béatrice Dupuy - University of Arizona
Beatrice Dupuy is Associate Professor of French and Foreign Language Education in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Arizona where she also directs the Introductory and Intermediate French language program. She is a faculty member of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) in which she serves as Chair of the Pedagogy Curriculum Sub-committee. She is co-director of CERCLL (Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy), a Title VI Language Resource Center funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Her research focuses on foreign language teaching assistants’ professional growth in relation to teaching in an integrated multidisciplinary and multiliteracies curriculum and on experiential learning as a theoretical and practical framework for foreign language education in home and study-abroad contexts. Her research has appeared in Foreign Language Annals, the Canadian Modern Language Review, System, Applied Language Learning, etc. She has co-authored with Robert Ariew (University of Arizona) a first-year French textbook, Français Monde: Connectez-vous à la Francophonie (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011) and is currently working on a foreign language methods book entitled A Multiliteracies Framework for Collegiate Foreign Language Teaching (Pearson/Prentice Hall) with co-authors Heather Wills Allen and Kate Paesani.
Additional Faculty/Past Faculty
Lauren Schaffer - Southern Oregon University
Lauren Schaffer, (M.A., UC Santa Barbara; post M.A. studies at the Sorbonne) has an Oregon K-12 teaching credential in French, and taught in the public schools for 30 years. She currently teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Southern Oregon University. For the past 11 years, she has been a workshop presenter for the Bureau of Education and Research (BER) traveling around the United States and Canada giving methodology/ pedagogy teacher training workshops for teachers of all languages. Her areas of expertise include proficiency-based instruction, assessment, and integrating film, poetry, music, art, and games into the Second Language Curriculum.
Chantal Thompson - Brigham Young University
CHANTAL P. THOMPSON, a native of Brittany, France, is a Teaching Professor of French at Brigham Young University (Utah). She is the coordinator of first-year courses, founder of the African Studies Program at Brigham Young University, and teaches Francophone African Literature in the French Department, as well as a variety of upper-division language courses. She has directed 4 Study Abroad Programs in Senegal, West Africa. Professor Thompson has received many teaching awards at the Department, College and University levels, including the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Teaching Award and the prestigious Susa Young Gates Professorship (1998-2008). As a certified ACTFL Tester and Trainer, and popular lecturer, Professor Thompson has presented workshops worldwide on all aspects of foreign language instruction and assessment. Recent workshops and speaking engagements have included Jakarta (Indonesia), Frankfurt (Germany), Caracas (Venezuela), Oxford (England), Bangkok (Thailand) and Rabat (Morocco). She is the author of three French textbooks: Mais oui!, a first-year program; Moments littéraires, a literary anthology for intermediate courses; and Ensuite, a second-year College text She is also the former national long jump champion of France!
Rose Lecompte - Université Catholique de l'Ouest
Rose Lecompte was born in Bastia (Corsica). After completing her studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Lyon, she studied Art History at the Sorbonne in Paris, specializing in contemporary art (19th and 20th centuries). Following her studies, she worked in a painting galery in Paris, organizing expositions, and researching and documenting paintings. Due to contacts of her supervisor at the galery, she also worked on the authentificaiton of important art works from major collections. She has been living in Angers since 1987, where she has been teaching Art History to native French and foreign students at the Université Catholique de l'ouest since 1990. At the same time, as the artistic director of a local cultural organization, she regularly organizes painting and sculpture expositions.