My main scholarly interests are 19th and 20th Century French Literature. Whereas my area of specialization is the works of Flaubert, and I have publications on this topic, including a a book entitled Exoticism In "Salammbô", considered Flaubert's African novel, my research and publications also include Francophone literature. During my time in Seton Hall I have developed a mission for teaching which has become a true passion that stimulates exciting ideas in the classroom and enriches my research, thanks to the participation of my students. It has been a great source of great pleasure to find that the numbers of students studying French in Seton Hall has increased greatly while I have been coordinating the French Program.
- PhD, Columbia University
- M.A, Columbia University
- Honors BA, U.C.D. Dublin, Ireland
- La Question de l'oralité dans l'oeuvre de Maryse Condé, Francographies: Métissage, April 2002
- La Problématique de l'ensignement chez Maryse Condé, Francographies: Actes du cinquième Colloque, April 2000
- Création et Réalité d'Expression Française, Société des professeurs français et francophones d'Amérique, April 2000.
- Exile in the Forest: Rite of Passage in Sony Labou Tansi's La vie et demie, Cincinnati Romance Review, April 1999
- Exoticism In Salammbô: The Languages of Myth, Religion and War
Summa Publications, 1995
- Justin O'Brien Memorial Award, given periodically at the discretion of the French Department of Columbia University in recognition of distinguished dissertations
- President's Fellowship for three years at Columbia University
- Charles Phelps Taft Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, 1994-95
- Hewlett-Mellon Research Assistance Award, Wheaton College, Fall 1991