I hold a PhD in political science from the University of Toulouse (France). My background is in political science and international relations. I have taught at the University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Middlebury College, University of Oregon, Bryn Mawr College, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Grenoble, and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes et Internationales in Nice (France).
French politics, business and history, French language, cinema and civilization; Western Europe; European Union, European integration, transatlantic relations, language pedagogy and content-based instruction (Monterey Model), sustainability studies (in connection with business, international relations and cultural/psychological forces)
Courses offered in the past four years.
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FRLA 8377 - Resources Conflict & Security ▹
During weeks 1-2, this class examines the concepts of conflict, violence, and security as they apply to our age. During weeks 3-10, we study the role of unequal distribution of and access to water, land (international land acquisitions), agriculture and food in fostering insecurity and conflict. Students choose the topics / types of resources and conflicts that they want to cover during weeks 11-15. In addition to linguistic development and knowledge of topic, we also seek to develop key professional skills such as technical reading, social presentation of self, public speaking, debating skills and group management. This is an excellent introductory or bridge class at an intermediate level for 1st semester students who wish to progressively hone their language and analytical skills.
Emphasis is on aural, oral and reading proficiency development, and to a lesser extent, writing skills in French. The level of French proficiency recommended is Advanced Low to Advanced Mid on the ACFTL language proficiency scale. Students at the Intermediate High level may be accepted (after interview with me) if they are very motivated and have a strong work discipline. http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english
Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS
FRLA 8423 - Bus Models for Sustainabl Devl
This class combines economics (foundations of environmental economics, ecological economics, corporate social responsibility, and ecological modernization) and business (business models and plans, Green business, social entrepreneurship, management skills, and various functions of a company). Emphasis is on aural, oral and reading proficiency development, and to a lesser extent, writing skills in French. The general level of French proficiency recommended is at minimum Advanced Mid on the ACFTL language proficiency scale. http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english
Given the more advanced linguistic and substantive (content) level of this class, during the first week we will negotiate the distribution between the economics approach (theoretical, macro-level, critical, consideration of competing general models of economic development) and the business approach (micro-level, firm-level, pragmatic, more descriptive and action-oriented). In other words, we will negotiate how much time you wish to spend on each of these complementary perspectives.
In addition to linguistic development and knowledge of topic, we also seek to develop key professional skills such as technical reading, social presentation of self, public speaking, debating skills, and group management.
Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS
FRLA 8424 - Workingw/Self,Othrs&Institutns
Spring 2015 - MIIS
FRLA 8428 - Models&DecisnMakng4PositivChng ▹
Fall 2015 - MIIS
FRLA 8442 - Energy,Climate Chng & Security
FRLA 8490 - IntrcltrlCmptnc4PersnlProfnlDv
ICCO 9424 - Workingw/Self,Othrs&Institutns
Spring 2015 - MIIS
ICCO 9492 - IntrcltrCmptnc4PersnlProfDvFRN
PhD, Political Science; MA, Political Science, University of Toulouse, France; MA, History, University of Chambéry, France