Years at Knox: 1982 to present
Ph.D., French, 1983, University of Virginia.
M.A., French, 1977, University of Virginia.
Post-baccalaureate, French, 1974-1975, The College of William and Mary.
B.A., History with honors, 1969, Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
17th century French literature; Third Republic; Dreyfus Affair; France under the German Occupation; French cinema. Issues of urban planning and gentrification in Paris; French Cinema (réalisme poétique); French national identity
Philip Green Wright-Lombard Prize for Excellence in Teaching by a tenured member of the faculty, 2009.
Dana Fellow in Residence at Dartmouth College, winter term, 1988.
Translations of the following articles in Diderot's and d'Alembert's 18th century Encyclopédie: Bon/Good; Grâce/Grace; Doute/Doubt; Sagesse/Wisdom. (All articles and translations are available on the Encyclopedia of Diderot and d'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project website); translation of the article on Péché/Sin is currently in preparation.
Campus & Community Involvement
Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, 2002-05; 2006-to present.
Resident Director of Knox College Program in Besançon, 1984-85; 1988-90; 1994-96; 1999-2001.
Baby talk is serious business for senior Megan Beney, a double major in music and anthropology and sociology. Her Honors research focuses on the musical qualities of the ways that people talk to infants.
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder is selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Seniors Megan Beney and Eva Marley spoke at the Central States Anthropology Society. Beney's topic was the musical nature of speech directed at infants, and Marley discussed social media sites and social movements.