IMG_5525I 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 currently serve as co-chair of the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association with Andrea Goulet from Penn and as chair of the department of French and Italian at BYU.

I received a PhD in French from the University of Illinois in 1998. Emile Talbot was my thesis director.