Lecturer, Languages and Intercultural Studies
L’homme qui sait deux langues en vaut deux.”
Mary completed her MA in French from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BA with Honors from Central Connecticut State University, where she majored in French and Spanish language and literature.
After graduating from UIC, she was offered a full-time position there as a Visiting Lecturer. She has also taught at the University of California - Merced, a newly opened branch of the UC where she helped create a French basic language program. She joined the faculty at Coastal Carolina University in 2013 and has enjoyed working with her colleagues to innovate new objectives for Coastal's French courses.
M.A., French (2010, University of Illinois at Chicago)
B.A., French / Spanish (2008, Central Connecticut State University)
Mary is actively involved in the campus community, serving as the advisor for the CCU Quidditch team. In Spring 2015, she was named Student Organization Advisor of the Year, and the team was awarded Student Organization of the Year.
French language, literature, and culture
Mary’s main research interest as an undergrad was film, particularly those from the French New Wave. In graduate school, her focus shifted a bit, and she did her three comprehensive exams on (1) the didactic role of anthropomorphic animals in Medieval literature (2) use of the human body in comedy and (3) the role of writing to conquer silence in exile. She is also, of course, very interested in teaching basic language, especially the use of film for teaching culture as well as fostering spoken language skills.