Associate Professor of French
Office: McComsey 249
Phone: (717) 872-3663
M: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
W: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
F: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Comments: and by appointment
Maitrise, Université de Paris X Nanterre (1979)
M.A. , University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1982)
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1986)
Area of Specialization
French and Francophone literature
AATF Poster Contest 2011
Nearly 100 students from around the United States submitted posters to this year's contest, in the Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, and College Divisions. The competition's theme was "Francophonie: L'Avenir du français / Francophonie: The Future of French." The theme was chosen to help highlight the French-speaking countries and the role of French in years to come.
Posters were judged according to theme relevance, visual impact, and originality.
First-, second-, and third-prize winners, in each division, will receive a prize from the national office of the American Association of Teachers of French.
The American Association of Teachers of French, with nearly 10,000 members, is the national professional organization for French teachers at all levels, from elementary school through university. Each year it sponsors the National French Week Poster Contest as well as a National French Week Essay Contest.
Throughout the United States, teachers of French organize activities to celebrate National French Week during the first week of November. The activities are designed to educate students, their families, and their communities about the rich cultures and traditions in France and in French-speaking countries.
"The poster competition is a great way to promote enthusiasm and interest in the French language and culture and encourage creativity among students," said Professor Christine Gaudry of Millersville University (Pennsylvania), national chair of the 2011 Poster Contest. "There were a lot of wonderful submissions and we applaud the efforts and the imagination students brought to the project. Teachers should be commended for allowing their students to participate -our winners are from all over the United States, from Arizona to Massachusetts to California with several states in between," she added.
Distance education, Service learning, Films
Dr. Christine Gaudry (center) with French undergraduate students.