- Ph.D. in French, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- “Licence en Philologie Romane”, University of Louvain at Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
- “Agrégation en Philologie Romane”, University of Louvain at Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
I teach all levels of French, from the elementary to the advanced courses. French is my native language; I grew up near Bastogne in south-east Belgium and moved to the U.S. in 1991. I received my PhD in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999, and at about that time I joined the Ripon College faculty.
I am fascinated by cultures, languages, literature, and intercultural encounters and I share these interests with my students in my French courses, as well as in other classes I teach: Catalyst 110 and 210, linguistics, and elementary Latin.
I serve as an advisor for minors in French and multi-interested students; I also help students prepare for study-abroad programs in Paris, Montpellier (France), and Dakar (Senegal).
My research interests include 20th and 21st- century French poetry and the themes of memory and death in contemporary French novels.