PhD Alumni

Department of French Studies Job Placement Record

The Department of French Studies at Brown University has a very strong placement record for its graduates: of the 65 students who were granted doctorates between 1990 and 2015, 40 currently hold full-time academic positions at the college and university level in the US, Canada, and Europe: this includes 30 tenure-track appointments. Other graduates have made their careers in related academic or professional fields.

French Studies Ph.D. Placement 1990-present

Benjamin Fancy, Ph.D. 2020
Writing Center Coordinator, Princeton University

Brigitte Stepanov
, Ph.D. 2020
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Grinnell College

Christopher Robison, Ph.D. 2019
Visting Assistant Professor, Brown University

Sonja Stojanović, Ph.D. 2017
Assistant Professor of French, University of Notre Dame 

Anne-Caroline Sieffert, Ph.D. 2016
Visiting Assistant Professor, Alfred University

Valentine Balguerie, Ph.D. 2015
Assistant Professor, Modern Languages, Randolph-Macon College

Sarah Bernthal, Ph.D. 2015
Lecturer, Fresno State University 

Sylvain Montalbano, Ph.D. 2014
French Teacher, Newton Country Day School 

Joshua Blaylock, Ph.D. 2014
Independent Scholar 

Yuri Kondratiev, Ph.D. 2014
French Teacher, The French-American School of Rhode Island

Michael Clinton "Clint" Bruce, Ph.D. 2013
Professeur adjoint, Département des sciences humaines, Université Sainte-Anne, Canada

Allison Fong, Ph.D. 2011
Lecturer, Department of Language, Literature and Culture, Clark University

Pauline De Tholozany, Ph.D. 2011
Assistant Professor of French, Clemson University

Maria Moreno, Ph.D. 2010
Associate Professor of French, Mars Hill University

Kathryn Chenoweth, Ph.D. 2009
Associate Professor of French, Princeton University

Sharon Larson, Ph.D. 2009
Associate Professor of French, Christopher Newport University

Elizabeth Ferreira, Ph.D. 2009
Elected Member, New Hampshire House of Representatives

Dorothy (Pendleton Helm) Arthur, Ph.D. 2008
Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto

Shahrzad Zahedi, Ph.D. 2008
Associate French Faculty, MiraCosta College

Adele Parker, Ph.D. 2008
Visiting Assistant Professor of French, College of the Holy Cross

Claudia Esposito, Ph.D. 2007
Associate Professor of French, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Jean François Fournier, Ph.D. 2007
Associate Professor of French, Appalachian State University

Heidi Brevik-Zender, Ph.D. 2006
Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of California at Riverside

Meadow (Dibble-Dieng) Hilley, Ph.D. 2006
Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University 

Katharine Harrington, Ph.D. 2005
Associate Professor of French, Plymouth State University

Jean-Frédéric Hennuy, Ph.D. 2004
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), University of Chester, UK

Nanette Fornabai, Ph.D. 2003
Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Lisa Walters, Ph.D. 2003
Adjunct faculty, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Heather McCoy, Ph.D. 2003
Teaching Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Aaron Prevots, Ph.D. 2002
Associate Professor of French, Southwestern University

Marie-Chantal Killeen, Ph.D. 2001
Professor of French Literature, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, UK

Nadia Sahely, Ph.D. 2001
Professor of French and Francophone Literature, Baldwin Wallace University

Eduardo Antonio Febles, Ph.D. 2000
Associate Professor, Modern Languages & Literatures, Simmons University 

Christine Marie Gaspar, Ph.D. 2000
French Teacher, Reading, Connecticut

Ran-E Hong, Ph.D. 2000
Educator, South Korea

Seth Adam Whidden, Ph.D. 2000
Professor, Queen's College, Oxford University, UK

Thomas Armbrecht, Ph.D. 1999
Associate Professor of French, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deborah Julie Hahn, Ph.D. 1999
Teacher of French, Newton High School, Newton, MA

Jacinta Wright, Ph.D. 1999 In Memoriam 
Lecturer, Dublin City University, Ireland

Laurence Huughe, Ph.D. 1998
Teacher of French, Milton Academy

Robyn Brothers, Ph.D. 1997

Laura M. Knowlton, Ph.D. 1997

Anne Richardot, Ph.D. 1997
Maître de conferences, Université de Lille 3, France

Valerie Key Orlando, Ph.D. 1996
Professor of French and Francophone Literature, University of Maryland, College Park

Angelina Overvold, Ph.D. 1996
Associate Director of the School of World Studies and Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University

Marjorie Salvodon, Ph.D. 1996
Associate Professor of French, Suffolk University

Lucie Ashraf, Ph.D. 1995
Adult Education Teacher, Study Hall LLC

Jennifer Gage, Ph.D. 1994
Professional Translator

Felicia Kirk, Ph.D. 1994
Headmistress, St Mary's School, Calne, Wiltshire, UK

Jody McQuillan, Ph.D. 1994
Modern Language Faculty, Noble and Greenough School Dedham, MA

T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Ph.D. 1994
Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of French and African American and Diaspora Studies, Vanderbilt University

Anna Klosowska Roberts, Ph.D. 1994
Professor of French, Miami University, Ohio

Eileen Angelini, Ph.D. 1993
Professor of French, Canisius College

Annabelle Cone, Ph.D. 1993
Senior Lecturer of French, Dartmouth College

Nathalie Rogers, Ph.D. 1993 In Memoriam 
Professor of French, Wellesley College

Annie K. Smart, Ph.D. 1993
Professor of French, Saint Louis University

Debra Terzian, Ph.D. 1993
Director of Academic Affairs, Office of Study Abroad, Boston University

Carol Lee (Wilson) Slater, Ph.D. 1993
Senior Lecturer of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Old Dominion University

Marie-Dominique Boyce, Ph.D. 1992
Lecturer of French, Fairfield University

Sylvia Hatcher-Smith, Ph.D. 1992

Ana-Maria Ramirez, Ph.D. 1992

Scott R. Russell, Ph.D. 1992
Micro Beer Brewer, Lebanon, NH

Laurent Ditmann, Ph.D. 1991
Assistant Professor of French, Georgia Perimeter College of Georgia State University

Les Essif, Ph.D. 1991
Professor of French Studies, University of Tennessee

Deborah Jean Lee, Ph.D. 1991
Lecturer of French, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Chiara Leone Ph.D. 1991

Barbara Miskell, Ph.D. 1991

Mary Snider, Ph.D. 1991

Marie Lathers Ph.D. 1990
Treuhaft Professor of French and Humanities, Case Western University

Gerard Lavatori, Ph.D. 1990
Professor of French, University of La Verne, CA
 

Other Alumni

Michèle Respaut, Ph.D. 1979
Professor of French Emerita, Wellesley College

Gerald Prince, Ph.D. 1968
Professor of Romance Languages, University of Pennsylvania