Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in French & Applied LinguisticsVanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (Dec.2012 ) 

M.A. in French literatureVanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (2008)

M.A. in International Negotiations, Université de Provence, Aix en Provence, France (2005)

M.A. in American LiteratureUniversité de Provence, Aix en Provence, France (2002)

B.A. in English and American LiteratureUniversité de Provence, Aix en Provence, France (2001)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Current: French Language Program Coordinator, Department of French and Italian, Vanderbilt University

Current : Lecturer in FrenchDepartment of French and Italian, Vanderbilt University

2015: Lecturer in Teaching and Learning, Department of Teaching and Learning, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University

2012-2014: Visiting Assistant Professor of French Language and PedagogyDepartment of Romance Languages, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Summer 2013, 2014: Professeur de Littérature Provençale, Vanderbilt in France, Aix –en-Provence

2005-2012 : French Instructor, Department of French and Italian, Vanderbilt University

2010: Teaching Assistant: FREN 310 Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Learning Department of French and Italian, Vanderbilt University

2010: Teaching Apprentice: FREN 212 Texts and Contexts: 1850-Present, Department of French and Italian, Vanderbilt University

2005, 2007, 2008, 2009-2012: French Instructor Vanderbilt in France (Summer) Vanderbilt in France, Aix-en-Provence

2007-2008: Lecturer in EnglishUniversité de la Sorbonne, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3

2005-2006, 2015: Resident Coordinator French Hall, McTyeire International House Vanderbilt University, Nashville.

GRANTS & HONORS

Graduate Student Summer Research Award (2010)

Graduate School Travel Grant (2009)

The Claude and Vincenette Pichois Scholarship (2008)

MICEFA Graduate exchange Fellow, Université la Sorbonne, Paris III (2008-2009)

Graduate School Travel Grant (2007)

Université de Provence Graduate Exchange, Vanderbilt University (2005-2006)

ERASMUS European exchange program, University of Lincoln (1999-2000)

Bourse de Mobilité, Conseil Régional PACA (1999-2000)

PUBLICATIONS

Scott, V., Dessein, E., Ledford, J. & Joseph-Gabriel, A. (2013) Language awareness in the French classroom. The French Review: Special Issue. 87(1). (May, 2013)

Scott, V., Dessein E. & Nisselson, R. (2009) Introduction. Principles and Practices of the Standards in College Foreign Language Education, annual volume of AAUSC Issues in Language Program Direction, Virginia M. Scott (Ed.). Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle

CONFERENCE PAPERS

“Language Awareness and Life-long Learning: A Pilot Study” ACTFL, 2013 “Learner identity construction in the study-abroad context” MLA, 2011

“Straight Talk about Double Talk : Designing a Language Use Contract for the Classroom“ TFLTA, 2010

“Applying the Multi-Competence Framework to the Study Abroad Experience” MLA, 2009

“Apprivoiser le Monstrueux ? L’écriture post-Shoah de Edmond Jabès et Marguerite Duras” Graduate Student Conference, UCLA, 2008

“Eat Frogs and be Rude: Second Language Proficiency as a Predictor for the Development of Second Culture Competence in a Study Abroad Context.”
Graduate Student Research Day, Vanderbilt University 2007

“Discovering Language Learning: Talking about the Standards in the Classroom.”With Virginia Scott, Olivia Grenvicz, Rachel Nisselson and Ingrid Schwab,
ACTFL 2006

WORKSHOPS

“Language Awareness & the Foreign Language Classroom”, Faculty colloquium, Center for Foreign Laguages and Cultures, Williams College, 2013

“Living between Languages,” Claiming Williams, Williams College, 2013

“Language Learning and Identity Construction in the Foreign Language Classroom,” Center for Foreign Languages, Cultures and Literatures, Williams College, 2012

COLLABORATIONS

Claiming Williams Event coordinator, Williams College (2013)

Social Pedagogy Reading Group, Davis Center for Diversity, Williams College (2012-2013)

Teacher Support Groups, Williams College (2012-2013) )

Graduate Affiliate, Vanderbilt Center for Second Language Studies (2011-2012)

Teaching Affiliate,Vanderbilt Center for Teaching (2011-2012)

Research assistant Prof. Virginia Scott: neurolinguistic study exploring brain functionning during lexical processing of adult monolingual L2 learners, With the Vanderbilt University Institute for Imaging Science.

Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Queer Theory Reading Group (2006-2007).

 

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Williams College

Coordinator International TAs, Williams College (2012-2013) Co-facilitator of the Table Française (2012-2014)
Pre-major advisor, Department of Romance Languages (Spring 2013)

Vanderbilt University

Faculty Liaison McTyeire Internationsl House, (Fall, 2014)
Webmaster FR 103 Intermediate French Course Templates (2009-2010)
Applied Linguistics Association (2006-2009); Secretary
Moderator, Graduate student Research Day (Spring 2007)
Non-resident coordinator McTyeire International House (Spring 2007)
Member of the Selection Committee McTyeire International House (2006/2007/2011) Co-facilitator of the Table française (2005-2006)
Co-facilitator of Co-errance, monthly French graduate student meetings (2005-2007)

Co-organizer of exhibit “Les Fleurs du Mal : Selections from the W.T. Bandy Center” displayed in Central Library (Spring 2006)

Peer Study Abroad Counselor, Global Education Office (2005-2006)

Aix-en-Provence

Tutor for Vanderbilt-in-France (2001-2005)

LEADERSHIP & SERVICE

Editorial Assistant for Principles and Practices of the Standards in College Foreign Language Education, annual volume of AAUSC Issues in Language Program Direction, Virginia M. Scott (Ed.).  Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle, 2009.

Collaboration on Instructors’ Resource Manual for Points de Départ, an elementary

French textbook.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2008.  (With NathalieDieu-Porter and Rachel Nisselson)

Applied Linguistics Association (2006-Present) Secretary (2007-Present)

Vanderbilt University

Graduate Affiliate Vanderbilt Center for Second Language Studies (2011-2012)

Teaching Affiliate at Vanderbilt Center for Teaching (2011-2012)

Teaching Affiliate at Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching (2007-2008)

Co-facilitator of the Table française (2005-2006)

Co-facilitator of Co-errance, monthly French graduate student meetings (2005-2009)

Co-organizer of exhibit “Les Fleurs du Mal : Selections from the W.T. Bandy

Center” displayed in Central Library (Spring 2006)

Université de Provence

Co-organizer Visitor weekend, MasNI (2004)

Representative for the MasNI Graduate Student Council (2002-2004)

Community

Volunteer English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor at Paragon Mills (2011-2012)

Nashville Community Volunteer (2009-2011)

Volunteer at OPI Training (ACTFL 2006) in English

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

ACTFL

Modern Language Association

TFLTA

Pi Delta Phi

STUDY ABROAD

Graduate work at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 (2008-2009)

Graduate work at the University of Vanderbilt (2005-2006)

Graduate work at the Universidad de Mariana, Ouro Preto, Brazil (Summer 2004)

Undergraduate work University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK (1999-2000)

LANGUAGES

Native proficiency in English, French, Dutch

 

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