|Present||Assistant Professor of French and Linguistics, Cedarville University ‐ Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2013||Member, ELI Committee||2011 - 2013||Member, Department Composition Committee||Member, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language||Member, American Pragmatics Association||Member, North American Christian Foreign Language Association|
- Elementary French I and II
- Intermediate French I and II
- French Conversation
- Contemporary French Culture
- Survey of French Literature
- Advanced Linguistics and Field Methods
|1980||M.A., University of Texas at Arlington|
|1975||B.A., Indiana University|
Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages
Conference Presentations (2)
Fostering the Acquisition of Academic Language While Developing Communicative Competence Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (2016)
With the push for language learners to develop communicative competence in their target languages, the goal of developing academic proficiency is often neglected, especially at the early learning stages. Presenters offer strategies for fostering early ...
Here vs. There: Approaches to Teaching History and Culture in the U.S. and Abroad Central States Conference on Teaching of Foreign Language (2014)
Course offerings for the university minor in Foreign Language, specifically German and French, contain an upper-level course in history and culture. When the opportunity arises to teach this course in the targeted country, the professor ...
Conference Proceedings (1)
Teaching History and Culture Here and Abroad Unlock the Gateway to Communication: 2014 Report of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language (2014)
Intercultural competence is recognized as a necessary goal of foreign language classes, particularly at the college level. Considered on par with grammatical and lexical proficiency, intercultural competency allows non-native speakers of a language to function ...