BA, Davidson College 1971, MA and Ph.D. from Indiana University 1979. Taught English in Nice in 1971-1972, Rotary Graduate Fellowship to Lausanne, Switzerland in 1972-1973. Taught English at the Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III) 1977-1979. At Davidson since 1981; in addition was Coordinator of Study Abroad 1983-1994, Interim Dean of Admission 1991-1992, and Interim Director of the Dean Rusk Program 2001-2002.
Teaches courses at Davidson in French language, literature, and civilization. Research interests are eclectic; has published articles on French university reform; on changes in the FM band in France in the early '80's when Mitterrand liberalized the airwaves; on the "harkis," the Algerians who found themselves on the side of the French during the Algerian struggle for independence; and on Jean Moulin, who federated the various Resistance movements in France during World War II. Participated in two NEH summer seminars in 1989 and 1999.
Has served several years as resident director of Davidson College's program in France, which is located in Tours in the Loire Valley.