I work primarily on transatlantic visions of the French New World in the eighteenth century with secondary interests in Enlightenment writers and Québécois identity issues. I have published or presented on subjects as disparate as transvestism in the eighteenth-century to the video game Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.
After two years as an Assistant Professor at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA, I am excited to be back at Furman. I look forward to utilizing the resources at the new Modern Language Center and French house to create compelling opportunities for student learning inside and outside the classroom.
In my classroom I strive to display my passion for the subject matter and to connect the material to the larger world. I see myself as a guide to help students develop deep reasoning skills and a personal engagement with learning. Moreover, I employ technology in the classroom - such as iMovie - to help students improve their "real world" skills. My teaching style respects the diversity of the classroom and of the French-speaking world through different learning activities and pedagogical approaches.