I grew up in Perros-Guirec, Brittany and moved to the U.S. in 1978. I became a citizen in 1986. In 1991 after living in Nashville, TN for 13 years I moved to State College, PA with my wife to pursue my doctoral studies at Penn State. I moved to Carlisle in the summer of 1995 to teach in the French Department at Dickinson College. My wife, Renata, and I have three children: Stephanie (b. 1992), Caroline (b. 1994), and Kevin (b. 1997). (See photo album)
Associate Professor of French. Department chair (2004-2007).
Director of the Dickinson Program in Toulouse (1997-1999)"
Ph.D.: Pennsylvania State University (1996). State College, PA
M.A: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Licence: Université Catholique de l'Ouest, Angers, France
My doctoral dissertation examined French media coverage of U.S. policy during the Indochina War. My research concentrates on the image of America in the French press during the 19th and 20th centuries. I have published articles on the American Civil War in the French press of the 1860's, on McCarthy and McCarthyism in the 1950's, and on the Korean War in French political cartoons. In my current research I am studying the image of Woodrow Wilson in the French press during the Paris Peace Conference (December 1918-June 1919).
I have taught Fr 116, Fr 230, Fr 236, and a couple of senior seminars (fr 365) on the French Media and on Interwar France. I have also taught two freshman seminars: in the fall of 2001 (The Great War) and in the fall of 2002 (America in the Eyes of the World).
The Great War (First Year Seminar)
America in the Eyes of the World (Freshman Seminar)
I also like to cook and the fact that no one in my family has been hospitalized for food poisoning this year is irrefutable proof that I'm making some progress.
I love all kinds of music: classical, bluegrass, big band and dixieland jazz, celtic, and above all Enya.