Bosler Hall Room 111
An applied linguist by training, my research and publications examine the various facets of the transition from the foreign language classroom to the immersion environment, with a focus on second language writing development. I have developed transdisciplinary curricular initiatives in the collegiate environment that range from short-term immersion experiences in language and sustainability issues in France, content-based education in fine arts in the world language requirement sequence, to peer tutor training in the multilingual writing center, and currently civic learning and engagement with multilingual local communities. More broadly, I seek to demystify the language learning experience to foster global competences and career-ready skills at home and abroad.
FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.
FREN 101 Elementary French
Complete first-year course. Intensive study of the fundamentals of French grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Cultural readings in the context of language acquisition.