My professional interest lies mostly in the area of the theory and practice of second/foreign language teaching and learning, with an emphasis on teacher training. I develop teaching/learning materials based on contemporary French culture and research on learning styles.
For the past 10 years, I have been very active in study abroad issues. I have served as resident director of the Brown-in-France program many times and have become interested in the teaching of intercultural differences.
1982 Incentive grant, Brown University
1987 In cooperation with Prof. F. Hugot: Grants from the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning to develop 2 CAI projects, MacRewrite andAdvanced Writing in French
1991-92 In cooperation with Profs. Becker, DeAngelis and Smith: Developing a Team-taught Graduate Course for Foreign Language Acquisition Research and Teaching Methodology. Grant from the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning
1999 Wriston grant:The Use of a Contemporary Film as a Foreign Language Learning Resource
Fall 2001 Scholarly Technology Group Faculty Grant in cooperation with Shoggy Waryn: French Department Web Database Project
2002 Grant from the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning in cooperation with Shoggy Waryn: FELIX:French Language Index
Brown University's John Rowe Workman Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities for 2002-2003
Best of WebCT award 2006 for FR50 - Writing and Speaking French I
- in recognition of outstanding usage of WebCT an efforts to enhance teaching and learning through this technology