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Professional Service

Service to Professional Associations

(since 2013). Reviewer of articles, Studies in European Cinema, Taylor & Francis, Inc.

(since 2016). Reviewer of articles, Foreign Language Annals, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

(since 2013). Reviewer, Literary History and Criticism, French Review, The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)

(2016). Reviewer of articles, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

(2014). Reviewer of articles, Medieval Feminist Forum, University of Iowa, IA

(2014). Reviewer of articles, PMLA, Modern Language Association of America

(2014–). Reviewer of books, Forum for Modern Languages Studies, The Court of the University of Saint Andrews, Scotland

(2011–). Reviewer of books, medieval literature, French Studies, Society for French Studies, Oxford, UK.

(2010). Reviewer of conference manuscripts, 2010 Central states conference on the teaching of foreign languages

(2010). Editorial Board member, 2020 Vision for 2010: Developing global competence (Melanie Bloom and Carolyne Gascoigne, Eds.). Milwaukee, WI: CSCTFL.

(2009). Editorial Board member, Diverse by design. (Carolyn Gascoigne and Melanie Bloom, Eds.). Milwaukee, WI: CSCTFL.

(2009). Reviewer of manuscripts, 2009 Central states conference on the teaching of foreign languages

(2006–09). Editor, For the faculty, numbers 13–15, Faculty Development Committee

(1995–96). Editorial assistant to the managing editor, French Review (Dr. Leona LeBlanc), assisted the managing editor in all phases of the production of Volume 69 (1995), including selection of articles to be published in each number, writing abstracts, creating the volume index.

Textbook Reviews

(2015). Reviewer of (elementary) French language and culture textbook, Promenades: à travers le monde francophone, 3rd ed. (2018), review requested by publisher Vista Higher Learning.

(2014). Reviewer of (intermediate) French language and culture textbook, Controverses, 3rd ed. (2015), review requested by the (author and) publisher Cengage Learning. List of reviewers in Google Books Preview.

(2013). Reviewer of (elementary) French language and culture textbook, Espaces: rendez-vous avec le monde francophone, 3rd ed. (2014), review requested by the publisher Vista Higher Learning

Service to Departments and Universities

(2016). Student Success Advocate (representing the Department since 2015), Otterbein Center for Student Success

(2016–). Program Assessment Leader, Department Programs, Otterbein University

(2015–). Senator (representing the Department), Otterbein University Senate

(2014). Editor, Annual Program Review (Spanish and Latin American Studies), August 2013–June 23

(2014). Coordinator, Modern Language Placement Exam (using the Web Computer Adaptive Placement Exam) , June–August

(2014). Editor, This Year in Modern Languages and Cultures, The Modern Languages & Cultures Newsletter, May–June

(2014). Master of Ceremonies, Phi Sigma Iota Induction Ceremony, Modern Languages & Cultures, Otterbein University, May 1st.

(2014). Faculty Adviser, Otterbein Phi Chapter, Phi Sigma Iota, The International Honor Society.

(2014). Presenter, Spring Visitation Day, March 8, 2:15-300 p.m.

(2014). Caller, Faculty Call Night, Admissions Office, 18 February

(2013–). At-large representative, Arts & Sciences School Personnel Committee, Fall 2013–

(2013). Campus Advisor, U.S. Student Fulbright Competition 2014–15. (Five applicants)

(2013). Co-Presenter, Competitive Scholarships and Fellowships Workshop, April 17, 11:30 a.m., R426

(2013). Co-Presenter, with Dr. Carmen Galarce, Spring Semester Visit Day, March 9, 2:15 p.m., T118

(2012). Collaborator, Recruiting video for the study of languages and cultures, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Otterbein University

(2011). Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Otterbein University, Fall

(2011). Co-Presenter, with Dr. Marta Gallegos, Fall Semester Second Visit Day, November

(2011–2010). Voting member, Arts & sciences school personnel evaluation committee (SPEC), Otterbein University

(2010–2000). Webmaster, Department of Foreign Languages, Otterbein University

(2010). Session presenter, Meet the department, Visit Day, Otterbein University, 2 October

(2010). Member, Film without borders organizing committee, Otterbein University

(2010). Course designer, Hybrid/online FREN 100 Course, Department of Foreign Languages, Otterbein University

(2010). Course designer, Power and culture in the medieval west 1000–1400 C. E., dyad component course, Integrative Studies program curriculum.

(2010). Course co-designer (with Dr. Marsha Robinson), The medieval Mediterranean, dyad for the Integrative Studies Program 2011–12 Curriculum.

(2010). Participant, Hybrid/online discussion group, 4 August (2nd meeting), Java Central, Westerville, 9:30–11:30

(2010). Advisor, Student orientation, 7 August, 1–5 p.m., Courtright Library, Otterbein University

(2010). Member, Department chair search committee, Department of Foreign Languages, Otterbein University

(2009). Course designer, The Self is an Other, comparative literature course created and offered in the Integrative Studies program, Otterbein University

(2009–2008). Humanities representative, Divisional personnel evaluation committee (DivPEC), Otterbein University

(2008). Rater, Integrative studies writing assessment (Voltaire's Candide), Integrative Studies Advisory Committee, Otterbein University, 9 December, 1–4 p.m.

(2008–2007). Humanities representative, Organizational Review and Restructuring Subcommittee, Otterbein College

(2008–2000). Program advisor and coordinator, Dijon study abroad program, Department of Foreign Languages, Otterbein University

(2007–2004). Advisor (at large), Faculty development committee, Otterbein University

(2006–2004). Advisor (Humanities), Assessment committee, Otterbein University

(2005–2002). Advisor, Black studies advisory committee, Otterbein University

(2005–2001). Advisor & webmaster, Women's studies advisory committee, Otterbein University

(2004–2002). Advisor (Humanities), Integrative studies advisory Committee, Otterbein University

(2004–2003). Member, 3-yr/5-yr PC replacement taskforce, Otterbein University

(2005, 2003). Volunteer, The Black heritage quiz bowl, Otterbein University, February

(2003). Advisor, Dimensions of teaching taskforce, Otterbein Univeristy, winter & spring

(2001). Interim advisor, Humanities advisory committee (HAC), Otterbein Univeristy, winter

(2000–1998). Associate faculty, Program in comparative literature, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

(1998). Founder, The Epsilon Alpha chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, Dept. of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Florida State University, spring

(1994–93). Founder, The colloquia in literature and linguistics, World Languages, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Service to Professional Associations

(2010). Master of ceremonies, Phi Sigma Iota induction ceremony (followed by Pizza Party), 26 May, 4:30 p.m., Towers Plaza.

(2010–since 2005). Coordinator, Univerciné, Cultural Services, French Consulate General, New York

(2010–since 2005). Campus faculty advisor, Fulbright US Student Program, Institute of International Education, New York

(2010–since 2006). Campus and departmental liaison, Internships in France, Cultural Services, French Embassy in the U.S.

(2010–since 2006). Campus and departmental liaison, English teaching assistantships in France, sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U. S.

(2006). Organizer and administrator, The 2006 Concours national de français, Alliance Française, Washington, D. C.

(2006–2000). Vice-president to north central regional chapters of Phi Sigma Iota: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, Phi Sigma Iota, The International Foreign Language Honor Society, (then at) Tampa, Florida

(2002–1998). Member, Executive committee of graduate studies in French, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, Georgia

(2003). Co-administrator, ATTF French national contest, 1 March

(2002). Chair of nominations, Graduate studies in French, South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Atlanta, Georgia

Service to Conference Organization

(2004). Session chair, Exploring identities in Assia Djebar's novels, The 10th Annual FIGSA Conference (The Humanities: Community, Identity, and the Quest for the Good Life"), Ohio State University, 2–3 April

(2002). Session chair, Autobiographics of feminist discourse in Latin American literature, The First Annual Ohio Latin–Americanist Conference, Columbus, Ohio, 20 April

(2001). Session organizer, Voices of experience/voices of the future (panel organized with Drs. Mona Narain and Eva Sebo), The 8th Annual Kate Winter Hanby Women's Studies Festival on Women's Lives: Past, Present, and Future, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio, 1 May

(1999). Program chair, Graduate studies in French, The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), November

(1998). Session organizer, Rereading Chrétien de Troyes, The 11th Biennial New University Conference on Medieval–Renaissance Studies of the New College of the University of South Florida, Sarasota, Florida, 12 March 1998. (Organized the following panel of speakers: Olivia Marancy Ferrer, "The Future Cemetery: Mirror Scene of the Chevalier de la Charrette"; Nicholas Ealy, "The Parallel Quest of Narrator and Protagonist in Chrétien de Troyes's Conjoined Romances: Le Chevalier de la charrette [Lancelot] and Le Chevalier au lion [Yvain]"; Scott Taylor, "Conventional Récriture or Parodic Intertextuality? The Enigma of L'Atre-Perilleux")

(1988). Session chair and program secretary, Graduate studies in French discussion circle, The 68th Annual Convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Atlanta, Georgia, 6 November

Service to the Community

(2011). Collector, Mayne Hall, Faculty dumpster drive, 7 June, 12–2 and 5–6 p.m.

(2010). Sorter, Faculty dumpster drive, 8 June, 1–2 p.m. and 10 June, 2–4 p.m.

(2010). Founder & administrator, Espace francophone, Facebook group for francophones

(2008). Administrator, Concours national de français of the Alliance française, Dept of Foreign Languages, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio

(2006). Fundraiser, grant recipient, coordinator, and organizer, Otterbein–Tournées film festival, sponsored by French-American Cultural Exchange (FACE) and the French Ministry Foreign Affairs, 20–28 October

(2002). Participant, Foreign language teacher immersion workshop, LinC–Ohio, Olentangy High School, Columbus, OH, 26 October

(2001). Guest reader of French, École Kenwood, Columbus French Immersion School, Columbus, Ohio, 15 November

(1999). Judge, interpretative reading, State rally day, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, spring

(1999). Judge, High school French talent contest, White Oaks High School, Livingston Parish, LA, spring

(1999). Administrator, Concours national de français of the Alliance Française
Department of French studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Campus, fall

(1993). Administrator, Concours national de français of the Alliance Française
Division of World Languages, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, fall

Editorial Work

(2004). Creator/Editor, Open letter to high school counselors, spring

(2004). Creator, Careers in foreign languages Poster, spring

(2004). Creator, The Otterbein French program poster, spring

(2003). Editor, Departmental brochure, spring