Department Chair
Benjamin Ngong
Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies (2007).
Bosler Hall Room 110
(717) 245-1738
Department Faculty
Catherine A. Beaudry
Associate Professor of French (1987).
Waidner-Boyd Lee Spahr Library
(717) 245-1275 |
B.A., Catholic University, 1975; M.A., Columbia University, 1980; M. Phil., 1985; Ph.D., 1987.

Her scholarship has focused on 18th century French literature, particularly Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the advent of autobiography in modern culture. Her current research involves reader-oriented criticism and the use of Speech Act Theory in literary analysis.
Dominique Laurent
(on sabbatical Spring 2017)
Associate Professor of French (1995).
Bosler Hall Room 221
(717) 245-1299 |
Licence, Universite Catholique de L'ouest, 1978; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1985; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1996.

Professor Laurent's research examines the image of America in the French press in the XIXth and XXth centuries. He teaches French language and civilization classes (Intermediate French, Communications in French and Francophone Contexts, Introduction to Cultural Analysis) and senior seminars on "The French Press," "France between the Wars," and "America in French Eyes." In addition he has taught First-Year Seminars on "The Great War" and, more recently, on "America in the Eyes of the World". Professor Laurent is currently working on the image of Woodrow Wilson in the French press during the Paris Peace Conference (December 1918-June 1919).
Lucile Duperron
Associate Professor of French (2000; 2002).
Bosler Hall Room 111
(717) 245-1691 |
B.A., Université; Lumière-Lyon, 1988; M.A., 1991; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997; Ph.D., 2003.

Her research is in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). It focuses on the psycholinguistic factors involved in language learning, especially how input (the linguistic data that learners receive) shapes second language (L2) learners' evolving grammar. She is currently working on the role of input in the L2 acquisition of tense and aspect in the classroom and the study abroad environments.
Benjamin Ngong
Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies (2007).
Bosler Hall Room 110
(717) 245-1738 |
Licence ès-Lettres Modernes, Université de Yaoundé, 1988; Maitrise ès Lettres Modernes; D.E.A., Littératures française et comparée, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens (France), 1991; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007.

His research and teaching interests include 20th-century French novel, Francophone African and Caribbean literatures, cultures, and film, colonial and postcolonial studies. His published and forthcoming articles focus on the relationship of power to social and political violence as portrayed in African and Caribbean literature and film.
Linda Brindeau
Assistant Professor of French (2013).
Bosler Hall Room 112
(717) 254-8039 |
B.A., Université du Maine-France, 2000; M.A., University of Arkansas, 2003; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013.

Linda Brindeau specializes in the literature of the Caribbean and the Maghreb with a focus on Haiti and Algeria. She has published on the literary significance of Franco-Algerian migrations in postcolonial France. Her current research explores the representation of natural, political, and social disasters in contemporary Haitian fiction.
Adeline Soldin
Assistant Professor of French (2015).
Bosler Hall Room M07
B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2002; M.A., Middlebury College in Paris, 2005; Ph.D., Boston University, 2014.

Adeline Soldin's scholarship focuses on textual, sexual and social transgressions in France's long 19th-Century. She is currently revising her monograph, “Proustian Performance: Role-playing, Repetition, and Ritual in A la recherche.” She has published articles on Rachilde and Marcel Proust, most recently in French Studies. Her research and teaching interests include women's, gender, and sexuality studies; performance theory; visual culture; food studies; and modernism.
Anna E. Hudson
Visiting Instructor in French and German (2005).
Bosler Hall Room 13M
(717) 245-1045 |
B.A., Millersville University, 1976; M.A., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1978; M.A., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1987 .

Her interest is bringing the Francophone and German speaking worlds to the beginning levels of the classroom. Her specialty in second language acquisition is teaching not only how to communicate in both languages, but to also make connections and comparisons between our culture and the various communities of those worlds, so that the students will one day be able to use their target language globally.
Sylvie Toux
Resident Director of the Dickinson Toulouse Center and Program (2004).
Licence, Université de Bourgogne, France, 1983; Maitrise. French, 1984 & Maitrise, Theatre, 1992, Université de Paris; D.E.A., French, Université de Paris, 1985; D.E.A., Modern Language & Literature, Université de Bourgogne, 198

Adjunct Faculty
Erin Myers
Adjunct Faculty in French (2015).

Emeriti Faculty
Sylvie Davidson
Professor Emerita of Romance Languages and Literature; John J. Curley '60 and Ann Conser Curley '63 Faculty Chair in Global Education
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