I am a professor of French at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. My specialities are nineteenth-century French literature (particularly the works of Prosper Mérimée) and sports in French literature and culture. I enjoy teaching all levels of French: introductory literature courses, graduate seminars, business French, courses on French culture and history, and language classes. I served as co-chair of the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association with Andrea Goulet and Larry Schehr from 2010-17. I was chair of the department of French and Italian at BYU from 2009-2018 and currently work as an associate dean in the College of Humanities.