Ena Vulor

Ena Vulor

McCoy Professor of French Language and Literature, Chair of Department of Modern Languages, Director of European Studies

Dept: Modern Languages




Office: Thomas 304

Degrees: Ph.D. in French and Francophone Literature (Cornell University), 1994; Master of Arts in French and Francophone Literature (Cornell University), 1991; Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish (University of Ghana), 1980

Year appointed: 1993

Dr. Vulor was born in Ghana (West Africa); she lived, studied, and traveled in various French speaking countries, such as Guinea, Ivory Coast, Togo, Belgium, France.

Her research and areas of interest include Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures, French Literature, and Education and Youth Development in Rural Ghana.

Her publications include "Colonial and Anti-Colonial Discourses: Albert Camus and Algeria," "Touria Haraoui, Une enfance marocaine," and "Mohammed Dib,/Le Désert san détour."







Janie Rees-Miller

Janie Rees-Miller

Professor, Director of ESL

Dept: Modern Languages




Office: THMS 214

Degrees: Bachelor's in Religion (Oberlin), Master's in Religious Studies (American University of Beirut, Lebanon) Master's in TESOL (SUNY-Stony Brook), Ph.D. in Linguistics (SUNY-Stony Brook)

Year appointed: 1996

Areas of Interest
Linguistics, Linguistics for the non-specialist, applied linguistics, pragmatics, TESOL methodology and teacher education, Native American language contact with English; English as a Second Language; Middle Eastern Culture and Civilization

Recent Publications
Co-editor: The Handbook of Linguistics published by Blackwell
Co-editor: Contemporary Linguistics, fourth, fifth, and six U.S. editions (the most widely used introductory linguistics textbook in the U.S.)



Leanne Price

Leanne Price

Instructor, ESL

Dept: Modern Languages



Office: Thomas 213

Degrees: Master of Arts in Teaching ESL, School for International Training, 2002. B.A. English, Marietta College, 1997

Areas of interest: Teaching English as a Second Language; Cultural Differences in Rhetorical Styles

Year appointed: 2009



Linda Zhang

Zhiling (Linda) Zhang

ESL Lecturer

Dept: Modern Languages



Office: Thomas 211

Degrees: MA in TESOL, Canberra University, Australia; BA in English Language and Literature, Beijing, China

Areas of interest: Applied Linguistics; Translation Studies and Comparative Cultures.

Year appointed: 2009