PhD, University of Michigan, French MA, Ohio University, French BA, Ohio University, French
I have always enjoyed learning other langauges and experiencing cultures different from my own. Participating in Ohio University's Study Abroad Program in France started a long love affair with the French language and culture. Living with a host family during that academic year was one of the premier experiences of my adult life and I encourage students to take advantage of the Study Abroad opportunities at Northern. Coordinating the Foreign Language Residence Program is a deeply rewarding experience and I am proud of Northern Illinois University's committment to the study of foreign languages.