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.
Knox's Team X-Ray places second among 15 liberal arts colleges that competed in an intense regional contest involving programming teams from colleges and universities in five states.
Finals and term projects can be more than tests and papers, as Knox College faculty make engaging assignments and exams -- including design your own superhero -- to evaluate student academic achievements.
A Knox College graduate and vice president of development at the Greater Peoria Business Alliance, Jim Lynch is among the young leaders recognized by InterBusiness Issues magazine.