Curriculum Vitae -- Robert D.
118 Ponderosa Circle - Martin, Tennessee 38237
Tel.(731) 587-6562 - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Tennessee-Martin (Martin, Tennessee)
Professor of French (Department of Modern Foreign Languages): all levels of French language, literature and civilization. Advised French & undeclared majors. Served on 20 university committees (chairing 3). Began as Assistant Professor (promoted in 1984 and 1989). French syllabus coordinator, Professor of Record in team-taught Title II program, initiator of major curriculum changes, technical liaison & College of Humanities and Fine Arts webmaster. Administrative Experience: director of the Muriel Tomlinson Language Resource Center (2001 to present), director of the Globe-Gate Intercultural Web Project and of the Andy Holt Virtual Library.
Committee work history: University Library Committee (chair), 2 terms Faculty Senate & Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, University Microcomputer Committee, Committee on Committees (chair), International Students Committee, departmental search committees (chair), UT Online Programs Committee, various Tenure, Promotion and Tenure Review committees.
United States Military Academy (West Point, New York)
Visiting Professor (Dept. of Foreign Languages): director of several upper-division French language &
literature courses, seminar on François Villon, pedagogical consultant (teaching methods,
library use, CALL).
Baylor University (Waco, Texas)
Lecturer in French (Department of Modern Foreign Languages): beginning and intermediate French.
Administrative Experience: beginning French syllabus, developed my own visual-aided first-year
University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Teaching Fellow (Department of French and Italian): French I & II. Administrative Assistant (Center
for Medieval and Renaissance Studies): public relations and co-planner of undergraduate certificate
Westchester Academy (High Point, North Carolina)
French Instructor, language lab consultant (4 levels), track coach.
Parry McCluer High School (Buena Vista, Virginia)
French Instructor (2 levels), Freshman English Instructor, track coach
1964-1968: Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, VA) - B.A. in French
1968-1971: Middlebury College Summer Language Schools (Middlebury, VT) - M.A. in
1971-1977: University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA) - Ph.D. in French
4-year scholarship & teaching fellowship. Dissertation: "François Villon's Lais
: A Best-Text Edition", director: Professor Barbara N. Sargent-Baur.
ACTFL, AATF (former national Vice President, current chair Commission on Advocacy, member Commissions on Telematics and New Technologies and on French for Business and Economic Purposes) , International Congress on Medieval Studies, MLA, TFLTA, International Association for Language Learning Technology. Professional listservs: FLTEACH, LLTI, MEDIEVALE, MEDTEXTL, OZFRENCH, UTWEBFORUM.
Member Pi Delta Phi and Phi Kappa Phi. Middlebury: 1st award in Advanced French Conversation and
the "Prix de l'Amicale". USMA: "The Commander's Public Service Award". Biography in
Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in America.
Named "Associé de Recherche et de Pédagogie" for project sponsored by a French
Government agency and The University of Illinois: "Le Centre Culturel Virtuel". Recipient of the
Jacqueline Elliott Award (TFLTA) for service and research. My internet work has been featured in
numerous publications, including the January 1997 issue of the American Board of Education Journal,
and an article in an issue of the Agora Market Place newsletter (1996), The September 1997 issue of
the YAHOO Back to school electronic newsletter. Invited keynote speaker for the annual meeting of the
Northwest TennesseeSchool Librarians Association (April 1995). Invited speaker at Vanderbilt
University (February 1997), Keynote Speaker for the Louisiana Association of Foreign Language
Teachers meeting in Lafayette (April 1997). TennesseeBob's Famous French Links received
endorsements in the January 1997 issue of the American Board of Education Journal and the September
1997 Back to School Yahoo! Educational issue, Café des Poètes (Paris' best-known art &
literary café). Named to state-wide planning commission for the Tennessee Virtual University
(1999). I have received many prestigious endorsements for my web sites.
Selected Editing and Consulting
Managing Editor, The Roles and Images of Women in the Middle Ages and the
Renaissance, Univ. of Pittsburgh Publications in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 3
(Pittsburgh, 1975). Editor, Société François Villon,
Bulletin (1985-present). Editorial consultant for P. Hagiwara and F. de Rocher,
Thème et Variations: An Introduction to French Language and
Culture, 4th Edition (New York: Wiley, 1989). Consultant for W. McDonald, ed.
The Current State of Research in Fifteenth-Century Literature. Germania-
Romania (G_ppinger, 1986). Pedagogical consultant for Gessler Educational Software
(New York, 1984), for Dyersburg (TN) State Community College's "French in Action" program and
other experimental first-year programs in French, focus group member and review editor for Holt
Rinehart and Winston multimedia production (1994-1995). French-language consultant for
Carnegie Magazine (1975) and for Journal of
Comparative Family Studies (1989). Consultant for graduate programs in French
as well as faculty research in Villon Studies, Reader for SELECTA: Journal of the
PNCFL, for multimedia pedagogy column in Hispania .
Consultant and translator for international firms. Internet Computing workshops for Loyola College
(Baltimore-1995) and Augusta College (1996). Consultant for Edupage en français (the web
site for a French discussion list), for the Colegio Nacional José Pedro Varela (National
Uraguayan Education Network). List manager for UTMspannet and Francophone News and Information
Net (internet lists). On a contributor's board for Adminet (Paris) and
Navigateur Culturel (Ottawa). Consultant for the AATF, the Services Cultureles
de l'Ambassade de France and TV5 Internationale, Weakley County Schools (1997), Harvard Graduate
Program (Department of Romance Languages and Literatures) - 1997, Holt, Rinehart & Winston
(1996-present), Archipelago (1997), Associated Colleges of the South (1997), Virginia
Commonwealth University (1997), keynote speaker for the Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers
Association (1997), Library of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences,University of Geneva
(1997), grant evaluator for SUNY LxCSelect group (1998) named to Technology Advisory Board at
Holt, Rinehart & Winston (1997). Computer consultant for the Tennessee Center of Excellence in
Science and Mathematics Education (1999), Tennessee Virtual University (1999). Educational
multimedia product consultant for the Univsité d'Orléans (1999 & 2000), the same for
Northwestern University's Internef (1999), and for "Thinkronize" in 2000. Web and activity consultant for Mid-Continent Consortium for International Education (2001 to present). Consultant for Consultant for Odana Editions & Bloomfield Galleries in Bungendore New South Wales, Australia (March 2002) UTM Center for Global Studies (2002 to present), The-Orb: On-line Reference Book for Medieval Studies (2003), University of California at Berkeley Library, Colorado State Library (2003). Cinsultant in the collaboration of ORF (Austrian Television) and the Institut Fran&ccidil;ais d'Innsbruck in anexposition on Fran_ois Villon (2005), Curriculum promotion consultant for Michigan State Board of Education and the Michigan Association of World Languages (2006), Advocacy consultant for the Delaware Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the State Board of Education (2006), Advocacy consultant for Ohio Foreign Language Association. Education consultant for International School of Tucson (August 2006), Gatlinburg Schools (2006), Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Marquette University (2006), College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Murray State University (2006), College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2006), Consultant for Nashville Public Schools and The College Board Advanced Placement Program (2007).
Refereed Books, Articles, Essays, Notes & Reviews
"The Use of Visuals in the First-Year Foreign-Language Class (with Examples Applicable to French)."
The Baylor Educator, 4, No. 1 (Spring 1979): 40-46.
"François Villon's Testament and the Poetics of Transformation."
Fifteenth-Century Studies, 11 (1985): 71-83.
Rev. of "Un engin si soutil". Guillaume de Machaut et l'écriture au
XIVe siècle, by Jacqueline Cerquiglini. Speculum,
62, No. 4 (October1987): 914-16.
"The Current State of Villon Studies: Parts I-III." Fifteenth-Century
Studies, 14 (1988):129-50.
"The Current State of Villon Studies: Part IV." Fifteenth-Century Studies,
15 (1989): 259-68.
François Villon: A Bibliography. Garland Medieval
Bibliographies, 3. New York: Garland Publishing Company, 1990 [534 pages].
"The Current State of Villon Studies: Part V." Fifteenth-Century Studies,
16 (1990): 199-213.
Rev. of De Villon à Villon. -1- Le Lais François Villon. Ms
Arsenal 3523: Introduction édition, glossaire, edited by Giuseppe Di
Stefano.Speculum, 65, No.4 (October 1990):975-76.
"Textual Orality-Oral Textuality: Patterns of Ambiguity in François Villon's
Testament ." Eds. William C. McDonald & Guy Mermier. The
Medieval Text. Methods and Hermaneutics: A Volume of Essays in Honor of Edelgard E.
DuBruck . 291-97. Detroit: Fifteenth-Century Symposium, 1990 [Fifteenth-
Century Studies , 17].
"The Current State of Villon Studies: Part VI" Fifteenth-Century
Studies, 18 (1991): 187-200.
Robert Peckham and Goetz Seifert. "Wolf Biermann's 'Ballade auf den Dichter François Villon'
[abstract]." Tennessee Philological Bulletin, 28 (1991): 47-
Rev. of Brothers of Dragons: Job Dolens and François
Villon, by Barbara N. Sargent-Baur. Fifteenth-Century
Studies, 20 (1993): 423-26.
"The Current State of Villon Studies: Part VII" Fifteenth-Century
Studies, 20 (1993): 247-57.
"Dark Laughter in the Chambers of the King: François Villon in America."
Medievalism in North America. Studies in Medievalism, 6. Ed.
Kathleen Verduin. 123-42. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1994.
"The Current State of Villon Studies: Part IX." Fifteenth-Century
Studies, 21 (1995): 193-208.
"Chansons en cyberespace: Internet Documents in our French Classes." Echo:
Newsletter of the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association 28, No.
2 ((Spring 1995): 24-27.
"A World-Wide Web Start-up in L2 Language and Culture" Foreign
Language Notes 38, no. 2 (Spring 1996): 10-11.
"The Current State of Villon Studies: Part IX." Fifteenth-Century Studies,
22 (1996): 141-60.
"Current State of Villon Studies: Part XI." Fifteenth-Century Studies
23 (1997): 258-78.
"A Virtual TFLTA Presents Itself to the Whole World." Echo: Newsletter of the
Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association 31, No. 1 (Spring 1998):
Web provider and web concept for Portes ouvertes (Haggstrom, Frommer, Jones, Bunting, Patenotte). Orlando, FL: Harcourt Publishers, 1998 (now distributed by Thompson/Heinle)
"Synom au royaume de France" (T784): A Proposal for Villon's Electronic Future in France and
Beyond." In Jane Taylor and Michael Freeman, eds. François Villon at Oxford: The
Drama and the Text. 331-42. Faux Titre, 165. Amsterdam: Rodopi Press,
"A Proverb Site Gathers no Mouse: Web Learning at the Fount of French Wisdom." Echo:
Newsletter of the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association 33, No.
1 (Spring 2000): 28-30.
"Impressing Shania, or Why Study a Foreign Language in Tennessee?." Echo: Biannual
Journal of the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association 34, No. 1
(Winter 2001): 26-29.
Rev. of François Villon in His Works - The Villan's Tale , by
Michael Freeman. French Studies 56, no. 2 (April 2002): 224-25 .
"The Andy Holt Virtual Library: Made in Tennessee to Bring You the World."Echo: Biannual
Journal of the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association 36, No. 1
(Winter 2003): 19-20.
"Institutional, Public and Individual Learning Dynamics of the Andy Holt Virtual Library." In the 2003 Conference Proceedings - Eighth Annual Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference
Republished as ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) document ED479253
"'A Poem for Crossing Language Boarders." The Forum of Phi Sigma Iota: International Foreign Language Honor Society 26, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 7.
"A Call to Arms for French Advocacy." American Association of Teachers of French National Bulletin 30, no. 1 (September 2004) 3.
"Appel aux armes politiques pour le français." La Gazette de l'École française de Middlebury 4 (la semaine du 20 au 27 juillet 2005): 6.
"A la Recherch d'un Villon perdu: Pour une histoire de sa réception au XVIIIe siècle." In François Villon et ses lecteurs. Actes du Colloque international (13-14.12 2002 Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris). Textes édités par Jean Dufournet, M. Freeman et Jean Dérens. Collection: Colloques Congrès et Conférences sur le Moyen Age. 5. 71-88. Paris: Honoré Champion, 2005 [released in September].
"Preemptive Strike: The AATF Works to Preserve Choice for Our Kids." American Association of Teachers of French National Bulletin 30, no. 1 (September 2005) 7.
"American Association of Teachers of French-Advocacy Program." The Modern Language Journal 89, no. 3 (Autumn 2005) 463-64.
"Repairing after One Storm, Preparing for the Next: AATF Advocacy." American Association of Teachers of French National Bulletin 31, no. 2 (November 2005) 35.
Rev. of François Villon, Lais, Testament, Poésies Diverses, Ballades en Jargon, eds. Jean-Claude Mülethaler and Eric Hisks, to appear in The French Review 80, no. 1 (October 2006): 207-208.
"French Advocacy in A Nutshell." American Association of Teachers of French National Bulletin 32, no. 1 (September 2006): 24.
"Easy Button for Free Basic Web Sites." American Association of Teachers of French National Bulletin 32, no. 1 (September 2006): 33
"The Power of One, The Support of Many: On Single Deeds That Can Save French Programs." American Association of Teachers of French National Bulletin 32, no. 2 (November2006): 1, 43.
"The Aftermath of 9/11 & YOL: From Sputnik Moments to Real Momentum in Language Policy"
American Association of Teachers of French National Bulletin 32, no. 2 (November 2006): 17-18.
"Villon Unsung: The Unfinished Edition of Nicolas Lenglet Du Fresnoy." In Breakthrough: Essays And Vignettes in Honor of John A. Rassias. Ed. Mel Yoken. 97-102. New York: Peter Lang, Publishing, 2007.
"Le Français . . . pas compliqué: A 2007 Advocacy Moment." American Association of Teachers of French National Bulletin 32, no. 4 (April 2007): 35-36.
"Telematics and New Technologies - The Growing 'Net' Worth of French." American Association of Teachers of French National Bulletin 33, no. 1 (September 2007): 17-18.
"French Moments in State History: Advocacy Outside of Economic Interests." ." American Association of Teachers of French National Bulletin 33, no. 1 (September 2007): 53-54.
"Fall 1987." New Ground 2, no. 1 (1988): 9.
Un-refereed Publications in Société François
Villon, Bulletin and others:
"Shawneewalk." Tennessee Trails 36, no. 1 (January 2005:): 10.
"For Monolingual Americans [poem]." In Breakthrough: Essays And Vignettes in Honor of John A. Rassias. Ed. Mel Yoken. 103. New York: Peter Lang, Publishing, 2007.
"Secret Sower." In to be published in the In Obion River Antholog: Poems, Essays and Short Stories by Area Writers. 13-14. Martin, Tennessee: : Weakly County Arts & Humanities Council. 2007.
Rev. of Rythme, dualité et création poétique dans
l'|uvre de François Villon, by Teodosio Vertone, SFVB, 2 (Spring 1986):
Rev. of Villon: Poems, by John Fox, Ibid., p. 5.
Rev. of Le Testament Villon, Le Lais et les Poèmes Variés . . .
Index des mots, index des noms propres, index analytique, by Jean Rychner
and Albert Henry. SFVB , 3, No. 1 (Spring 1987): 5-7.
Rev. of De Villon à Villon. -1- Le Lais François Villon. Ms
Arsenal 3523: introduction, édition, glossaire, edited by Giuseppe Di
Stefano. SFVB , 5, No. 1 (Spring 1989): 8-9.
Rev. of The Quest for Equivalence: On Translating Villon, by
Margaret Jennifer Kewley Draskau. Ibid., 9-10.
Rev. of Je suis François Villon, by Marcel Jullian.
SFVB, 6, No. 1 (Spring 1990): 10.
Rev. of François Villon. Poésies Complètes,
ed. Claude Thiry. SFVB, 9, No. 1(1993): 9-10.
Rev. of François Villon. Complete Poems, ed and tr.. Barbara N.
Sargent-Baur. SFVB, 11, No. 1(1996): 10-11.
"The Mercury Project." In La Visiocommunication à
l'Université d'Orléans. [script and one minute internet
demonstration in a 31 minute educational film].
Selected World-Wide Web Sites
Globe-Gate: A Culture and Language SuperSite
The Andy Holt Virtual Library
TennesseeBob's Famous French Links (with a five-star MERLOT rating)
French 451 (French for Business and the Professions)
Web lesson on the poem "Imitateur," by Alain Bosquet (with a five-star MERLOT rating)
TFLTA French Immersion Workshop: French and Francophone Songs
Foreign-Language Software & Web Central
Explication de Texte - FRENCH LITERARY ANALYSIS @ GLOBE-GATE (a British Academy gateway site)
Literature of the French Middle Ages (many highly prestigious endorsements)
Société François Villon (signet de la BNF, #1 in Google, reviewed in Le Monde)
On the Importance of Knowing French
Ideas for French Language & Culture Advocacy in the US
The Interagency Language Roundtable Scale
Weakley County Tennessee History
Web Access for Manuscript-based Textual Scholarship (endorsed by the Association of College and Research Libraries)
The above selection of web sites from among 250 pages I have authored or co-authored is presented
for the sake of the variety in the topics and interests portrayed. Some of the campus Globe-Gate sites
are endorsed by many school systems, and national government ministries as important homework
resources, while others primarily serve the interests of teachers, scholars, research organizations or
language professionals. Endorsements include organizations like MERLOT, Schoolzone, AATF, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the French Ministry of Education, MEDTEXTL, FLTEACH, The Orb (online reference book for medieval studies), Bullfinch's Mythology, Contemporary Poetry Review, the Italian Ministry of Labor, Homeschool.net, Knowledge Network, L'Académie de Lyon, Knowledge Network, Infomine, C-gate.net, the Librarians' Index to the Internet, The Australian Federation of Modern Languge Teachers Associations, L'Encyclopédie de l'Agora, and many more. Two of my sites are indexed along with books in Worldcat of OCLC's Forst Search. The " Globe-Gate CALL Research Center" will be featured in an article in Tony Erben and Iona Sarieva, eds. CALLing All Foreign Language Teachers: A Looking Glass Adventure of Integrating Technology into Classroom Practice. (New York: Eye on Education Press, 2007).
Here are two positive French reviews of my sites
Jeay, Medeleine. "Bibliothèques virtuelles du Moyen Age" L'Astrolabe (2003)
Duretz, Marlène. "Inaltérable Maistre Villon" Le Monde des Livres (25.03.04)
North Eastern Modern Language Association (March 1979), SCMLA (1979, 1994, 1995),Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (October 1981, 1983, 1986, 1990), Tennessee Philological Association (February 1982, 1991, 1995), Southeastern Medieval Association (1982, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991), New College Conference on Medieval And Renaissance Studies (March 1984, 1990), International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 1985, 1988, 1996, 1997), Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (April 1987, 1989, 1990, 1994), Univ. of Pittsburgh Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Spring 1991 Seminar), International Fifteenth-Century Symposium, in Perpignan, France (July 1990), Committee for the Advancement of Early Studies Conference, Muncie, IN (October 1991), Bridging Theory and Practice in the Foreign Language Classroom, at Loyola Col., Baltimore (October 1991), Tennessee Foreign Language Teacher's Association Conference (November 1992, 1994, 2005, 2007), Medieval Association of the Midwest (September 1992), Plymouth College Medieval Symposium (March 1993), Medieval Academy of America (April 1994). 4 presentations at American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (November 1996 & 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006), Louisiana Foreign Languate Teachers Association conference (April 1997), The American Association of Teachers of French (July 1996, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007), Congrès Mondial des Professeurs du Français (July 2004) The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (April 2005) 2 lectures at Vanderbilt Univ. (1997), 1 bridge videoconference from the campus of Binghamton University to LxSelect campuses of the SUNY system (October 1998), SUNY LxCSelect campuses lecture on "The Globe-Gate Project" (October 1998, by bridge videoconference). Opening Foreign-Language Workshop at Stanford University (September 1998), an invited virtual library lecture at the Statewide Continuing Education Conference, Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN (October 1999), Title VI "Language Across the Curriculum" internet workshop leader for the faculty of the University of Toledo (March 2000), presentation at "La Foire des études françaises" (Toronto, May 2000), invited or keynote speaker for Annual West Tennessee Foreign Language Teachers' Workshop (September 2000 and 2001, 2004, 2006), keynote speaker at the Memphis City Schools Foreign Language In-Service Workshop (August 2000), Tennessee Best Practices Showcase for Educational Technology (Knoxville, September 2002), UT Martin Instructional Technology Showcase (Martin, TN in March 2002, 2003, 2005), Mid-South Instrutional Technology Conference (Murphreesboro, TN in April 2001 and 2003), Villon et ses lecteurs: Colloque international (Paris, December 2002), Modern Language Association (December 2003) , keynote speaker at the Kentucky AATF Annual Meeting (March 2006), Chief presenter for AATF National Advocacy Workshops (November 2004 in Chicago and November 2005 in Baltimore), Chief presenter for faculty technology workshops at Loyola University (Baltimore), Augusta State University, The University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, a number of other workshops.
Titles of Selected Recent Presentations
Keynote address "MCS Foreign Language Standards and Their Role in an International 'Memphis 2005'," at the annual foreign language and esl teachers' workshop for the Memphis City Schools, the 15th largest district in the nation (August 2000).
"'On the Importance of Knowing French' - One Facet of a Promotional Strategy." Presentation for the AATF Promotion of French Commission at the 73rd Annual AATF Conference (Paris, July 2000).
Presentation (by special invitation), "TennesseeBob's Famous French Links - Site aux découvertes multiples d'une francophonie de plus en plus proche." at the Foire des Etudes Françaises (University of Toronto, May 2000).
"A Tool for Students and Teachers in an Armageddon Budget: Introducing the Andy Holt Virtual Library." Tennessee Best Practices Showcase [for technology in education] (Knoxville, September, 2001).
"A la Recherche d'un Villon Perdu." at Villon et ses lecteurs: Colloque International, in Paris France (December 2002).
"Institutional, Public and Individual Learning Dynamics of the Andy Holt Virtual Library." 8th Annual Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference in Murfreesboro, TN (April 2003). Published in conference proceedings:
"'Au moins, sera de moy memoire': Reception History and the Sociétié François Villon" presented by invitation at MLA annual convention, San Diego (December 2003).
"SAMU pour la diversité des programmes français langue étrangère aux Etats-Unis." Congrès Mondial des Professeurs du Français in Atlanta (July 2004).
"Literature of the French Middle Ages @ Globe-Gate" Congrès Mondial des Professeurs du Français in Atlanta (July 2004).
"Advocacy Depot: Building Tomorrow's Language Advocacy Centers with Lessons from Today's Crises." ACTFL Conference in Chicago (November 2004).
"SOS French - The AATF Plan," The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York (April 2005).
"The Year of Languages: Preaching to the Choir, or Lighting a Fire?" Conversations@Belmont keynote address, Nashville, TN (April 2005).
"Advocacy: Dynamic Connections of Man and Machine in Making the Case for French." American Association of Teachers of French 78th Annual Convention, Quebec City (July 2005).
"3-hour French Immersion Workshop: French and Francophone Songs (with accompanying web site)." Tennessee Foreign Language Teachers Association, Nashville (November 2005).
"Podcasting as Part of the Hand-Held Mobile-ed Revolution," American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention, Nashville Convention Center (November 2006).
"Mythamorphose des dames du temps jadis dans la littérature américaine." Villon, entre mythe et poésie, Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris (December 2006).
Section organizer at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 1984, 1985). Presider at
the same (May 1984, 1985, 1987), at the Tennessee Philological Association (1980), at the
Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (1987, 1994), at the Southeastern Medieval Association
(1990, 1991), at Bridging Theory and Practice in the Foreign Language Classroom (1991). Organizer and Presider of the same sections at the annual meetings of ACTFL (2004, 2005, 2006) and the AATF (2004, 2005, 2006) Professor of Record and curriculum organizer of a Title II program in French 1989). Co-planner of Northwest Tennessee Foreign Language Teachers' Collaborative (1989-1996 ), site planning committee for Tennessee Philological Association Conference (1995). System nominee for promotion consulting group in planning the Tennessee Virtual University, plus a special role in planning a virtual library (1999). Regular involvement in the planning of the Annual West Tennessee Foreign Language Teachers' Workshop (September). Moderator of multinational session S2125 at the "Congrès Mondial des Professeurs de Français (July 2004) Organizer of a section on foreign-language advocacy for ACTFL conference in Chicago (November 2004), in Baltimore (November 2005), in Nashville (2006), the same for AATF in Quebec City (July 2005), Milwaukee (2006).
In the American Association of Teachers of French: National Telematics Commission (1995-), Promotion of French Commission (1998-), a Tennessee administrator of the "Grand Concours" exam (1999). As national Vice President (2004-2006), created a permanent and comprehensive advocacy campaign, with a national and state web sites, chapter coordinators, workshops, special sessions at regional and national foreign language conferences, and was interviewed about it by French cultural television journalist Bernard Pivot. In 2006, converted this to a funded commission in the AATF. I have been an a regular member of the AATF French for Business and International Trade Commission since 2005.
NEH Summer Seminar, directed by Prof. Karl D. Uitti in 1983 at Princeton Univ. University of
Tennessee at Martin Faculty Research Grants in 1980, 1984, 1986, 1989. One semester research
leave plus expense grant sponsored by the Hal and Alma Reagan Fund (1990, 1998). UTM Faculty
Development grant for attending ACTFL Oral Proficiency Testing Seminar (1990), Faculty
Development Computer Grant (1992). I have participated in writing many successful grant proposals
for my department at UTM. Sponsorship of the United States Air Force Academy for a WWW project in
1995 and the AATF in 1996, Holt Rinehart & Winston in 1997-2001 . Participation in grant
proposals with fellow commission members in the AATF (1999). University research grant for travel to Paris (2002, 2006), for travel in Tennessee (2003), and for technology workshop participation (2003). Consultant in grants sought by UTM's Center for Global Studies.
Proficiency: ACTFL French Oral Proficiency rating of "Superior" (summer
Travel: Research summers in France, travel in Québec, brief stop in
Teaching and Research Interests
Integration of CALL into the curriculum and its significance in autonomous learning, the recognition-
comprehension continuum and the development of viewing proficiency through video realia, learning objects, language for special purposes, Medievalism and popular culture, François Villon, building comprehensive political advocacy for language learning.