Staff

Jeff Kendrick

Jeff Kendrick

Language Coordinator for First and Second Year French

Dr. Kendrick enjoys researching sixteenth-century French literature, with special emphasis on poetry. While he has been coordinating the first-year program at the University of Kansas, he has worked closely with the language program supervisor and GTAs to develop and implement creative ideas to promote the student-centered, communicative environment central to French courses at KU. In addition to creating the content for French à la mode, he has presented a round-table discussion on student-centered learning at Harding University. Theoretical and technological training at KU, the University of Arizona and the University of Arkansas provides a platform from which Dr. Kendrick hopes to continue to develop interactive materials for use in the French language classroom.

Keah Cunningham

Keah Cunningham

Web Designer

Keah is the Assistant Director of the Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center (EGARC). She started working at the Center as a student in the spring of 2006 and became a full-time staff member in the summer of 2009. She holds a B.S. in Information Systems (with an Italian minor) and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Educational Technology. In addition to being responsible for the Center's technical infrastructure, she also trains faculty in the use of technology and coordinates EGARC's web-based projects. Keah is the web designer/developer for French à la mode and can be contacted about any technical issues with the website.

Kimberly A. B. Swanson

Kimberly A. B. Swanson

Associate Professor of French

Professor Swanson specializes in second language acquisition, with special interest in phonology/phonetics, and language pedagogy. As director of the French Language Program and Graduate Teaching Assistant training, Professor Swanson is interested in how advances in second language acquisition theory can inform classroom teaching.

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Clarisse Barbier

Clarisse Barbier

Graduate Teaching Assitant

Clarisse is an PhD candidate in the French department at KU. Before coming to the University of Kansas, she obtained her Master in English and Cultural studies; her thesis focused on the discourse analysis of American fashion blogs. She has taught Elementary and Intermediate French for over three years, and she has created educational content with the collaboration of Professor Swanson. Clarisse is interested in 20th-21st century literature, linguistics, educational technology, and second language acquisition.