Born and educated in France, as an adolescent I fell in love with the English language and with English and American literature and became an English major at the University of Nantes (lower Brittany).
After a stint as a French T.A. in London, England, where I met my husband to be -a New Yorker- I left France and relocated to these shores, switching my specialty in the process to pursue a Ph.D. in French, rediscovering, with new eyes, the great literature and culture of my native country .
I have taught at St. John's since 1989, joining the Department of Languages and Literatures, first as an adjunct in the French Program of the department until 2000, then as director of the language laboratory until 2010, and currently as director of the Global Language and Culture Center.
My Educational Background:
M.A., 1966, University of Nantes ,France, English (Language and Literature)
C.A.P.E.S., 1967, Department of Education, Paris, France, Teaching Certification in English
Ph.D., 1972, Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, French
Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache, 1993, Goethe Institute, New York, Certificate of Proficiency in the German Language
Certificate in Translation, 2002, New York University, French to English, Specialties: legal, medical, commercial and advertising.