Current and Past Projects:
In the US we have lived in New York, Illinois, and Vermont.
Our son David died suddenly in 1999. Our daughter, Emilie, is from Vietnam, where we went to get her in 2001.
Ph.D. 1987. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. French Literature. Dissertation: "Verbal Irony in the Short Fiction of Charles Nodier: A Computer Assisted Study."
M.A. 1979. State University of New York at Binghamton. French Literature.
B.A. 1977. State University of New York at Binghamton. Double major: French and Comparative Literature. Study Abroad: SUNY at Binghamton Mediterranean Studies Program in Aix-en-Provence, Spring 1975.
1989-: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, French, SUNY Cortland.
2005 (spring): Visiting Professor of English, Département de Techniques de Commercialisation, IUT (University Institute of Technology), Université de La Rochelle, France. Taught business English.
1987-89: Visiting Assistant Professor, French, Middlebury College.
1984-87: Visiting Instructor, French, St. Lawrence Univ.
1980-81: Lecteur d'anglais, English, Université de Metz, France.
Various technical translations and interpretation.
English as a foreign language adult education in France.
Math, physics, and chemistry classes for French lycéens in the US.
1995: NYSAFLT President's Award for outstanding contribution to the profession for creating and moderating the FLTEACH academic discussion forum; with Jean LeLoup.
1997: NYSAFLT Anthony Papalia Award for Outstanding Article on Foreign Language Education for "Internet Resources for a French Civilization Course at SUNY Cortland: A Pilot Project," NYSAFLT Annual Meeting Series, No. 13.
2000: Dorothy S. Ludwig Award for Service to the FL Profession from NYSAFLT; with Jean W. LeLoup.
2001: NYSAFLT Anthony Papalia Award for Outstanding Article on Foreign Language Education for “Creating standards-based activities integrating authentic materials from the WWW,” NYSAFLT Annual Meeting Series, 17 (2000), 13-20; with Jean LeLoup.
2003: Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award, SUNY Cortland.
2006: NYSAFLT Anthony Papalia Award for Outstanding Article on Foreign Language Education for “Technology and world language instruction: Where we have been, where we are now, where we are headed,” in A. L. Heining-Boynton, Ed., 2005-2015: Realizing Our Vision of Languages For All, 153-174; Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall College, with Jean LeLoup.
2011: NYSAFLT Anthony Papalia Award for Outstanding Article on Foreign Language Education for “Cultural Perspective in the Language Classroom: Providing a Meaningful Context for Communication.” NYSAFLT Language Association Journal. Vol. 61, No. 3 (Winter 2010). 11-36; with LeLoup, J. W. & Heller, W.
2011: Dorothy S. Ludwig Award for Service to the FL Profession from NYSAFLT.
Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) LxC Select SUNY Cortland Team Leader. Project Director Stephen Straight (1995-99)
SUNY Office of Educational Technology grant for "Languages Across the Curriculum Multimedia Development Project." Co-director with Virginia Fichera, SUNY Oswego. $121,706, 1996-98.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Teaching with Technology: Educational Development and Demonstration: Diffusion and Dissemination grant titled "FLTEACH: Communication Technologies for Professional Development and Foreign Language Instruction." Co-director with Jean LeLoup. $50,000 outright/$10,000 matching, 1997-2001.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Exemplary Education Project: Dissemination Project grant titled "FLTEACH: A Model for Professional Development and Foreign Language Instruction." Co-director with Jean LeLoup. $167,198; 2002-2005.