Department Chair
Dominique Laurent
Associate Professor of French (1995).
Bosler Hall Room 221
laurent@dickinson.edu
(717) 245-1299
Department Faculty
Sylvie G. Davidson
(on sabbatical 2014-15)
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; John J. Curley '60 and Ann Conser Curley '63 Faculty Chair in Global Education (1979).

davidson@dickinson.edu
Licence-ès-Lettres, Université de Montpellier, 1967; Maîtrise d'Italien, 1968; Doctorat ès Lettres, 1978.
Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 1995-1996; Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2004-2005.

Professor Davidson has directed the Toulouse year program and the Bologna Summer Immersion program on several occasions and is engaged in issues related to global education. Her scholarship has concentrated on French and Italian literatures, fine arts, and music of the Renaissance and 17th century. Her current research is centered on Humanism in Southern France.
Catherine A. Beaudry
Associate Professor of French (1987).
Bosler Hall Room 218
(717) 245-1275 | beaudry@dickinson.edu
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
Associate Professor of French (1995).
Bosler Hall Room 221
(717) 245-1299 | laurent@dickinson.edu
Licence, Universite Catholique de L'ouest, 1978; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1985; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1996.

His research examines the image of America in the French press in the XIXth and XXth centuries. He has been teaching French language and civilization classes (Fr 116, Fr 230, Fr 236) and senior seminars (Fr 365) on "The French press" and "France between the Wars". In addition Professor Laurent has taught a freshman seminar on "The Great War" (fall 2000). In the fall of 2002 he will be teaching another freshman seminar on "America in the eyes of the world".1
Lucile Duperron
Associate Professor of French; Director of the Dickinson Toulouse Center and Program, 2014-15 (2000; 2002).
Bosler Hall Room 111
(717) 245-1691 | duperron@dickinson.edu
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.
Ian Andrew MacDonald
Assistant Professor of French (2006).
Bosler Hall Room 117
(717) 245-1756 | macdonai@dickinson.edu
B.A., Mount Allison University, 1993; M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1996; Ph.D., 2004.
Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2013-14.

His research interests include community-based performance, improvisation, and the socially and politically engaged theatre of contemporary France. Most recently he has presented conference papers on the theatre of Hélène Cixous and the Théâtre du Soleil, and on strategies for social action in the theatre of Armand Gatti.
Benjamin Ngong
Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies (2007).
Bosler Hall Room 110
(717) 245-1738 | ngongb@dickinson.edu
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 | brindeal@dickinson.edu
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.
Sylvie Toux
(on sabbatical 2014-15)
Resident Director of the Dickinson Toulouse Center and Program (2004).

touxs@dickinson.edu
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