• Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin)

Courses Commonly Taught

  • French 495: French at the College Level
  • French 107: Advanced Oral Expression
  • French 104: Practical French Phonetics
  • French 105: Structure of French
  • French 107: Advanced Oral Expression
  • French 101: Persuasive Writing
  • French 1: Beginning French

Selected Publications


  • Motifs: An Introduction to French 6th edition (Cengage Learning, 2016) co-author with Margaret Ann Kassen
  • Atelier: An Introductory French Program 1st edition (Cengage Learning, 2018) co-author with Margaret Ann Kassen

Honors and Awards

  • The Brian P. Copenhaver Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology, UCLA, 2004.
  • The Lecturer Award for Outstanding Contributions to University Teaching, UCLA, 2004.

Professional Activities

  • Chair, World Languages Symposium, UCLA Language Alliance. May, 2016.
  • UCLA Language Alliance, Committee member
  • Director, French Language Summer Travel Study – Paris

Selected Conference Papers

  • “Formal and Casual French Proficiency: Vive la Différence!”  ACTFL, Boston, November, 2016.
  • “Blended Learning and Teaching: Five Steps to Doing it Well.”  ACTFL, Boston, November 2016.
  • “Ride sharing and Wwoofing : Task-based Instruction in the Digital Age.” ACTFL, Boston, November, 2015.
  • “Transitioning to a Hybrid Model” UCLA Language Alliance, May, 2015.
  • “Cultivating Intercultural Competence.” ACTFL, Boston, November 2014.