• “The Fear Factor as Learning Tool: Thematic Pairings of French Supernatural Tales and Horror Films.” AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) July 2013, Providence, RI.
  • Invited Speaker: Film Introduction and round table discussion for French Film, Le Fils de l’épicier/The Grocer’s Son: West Windsor Council of the Arts (May 2013).
  • “Landscape, Identity, and Sexuality: Tituba as Candide in Maryse Condé’s Moi, Tituba, sorcière. . . Noire de Salem.” NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association), March 2006.
  • “Negating the Interpretive Project: Philosophers and Theorists on Trial in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem and Voltaire’s Candide.” Narrative: The Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, Vermont, April 2004.
  • “Science, Science Fiction, and Pseudoscience: Extraterrestrial Encounters in Maupassant and Flammarion,” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 2001.
  • “Framing Women: The Case of Maupassant’s ‘Nos Lettres.’” NEMLA, Montreal, April 1998.
  • “The Paradox of Pleasure: Maupassant Peddles Pedestrian Plots.” NEMLA, April 1997.
  • “Ghosts, Martians, and the Question of Realism in Maupassant’s ‘L’Homme de Mars’ and ‘Le Horla.’” NEMLA, April 1996.
  • “Moving Beyond the Real: Maupassant’s Aborted Flight to Mars.” Colloquium in 19th Century French Studies, October 1995.
  • “Infanticide in 19th Century France: The Case of Guy de Maupassant” lecture presented at Second Annual Baccalaureate Honors Program Myrna Zwillenberg Memorial Lecture, Rider, Spring 1994.
  • “Do The Ends Justify The Means: A Study of Maupassant’s Art in ‘La Confession'” presented at special Maupassant Centenary session of Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, April 1993.
  • Chaired session on Guy de Maupassant’s work at the Colloquium on 19th Century French Literature at the University of Kansas, October 1993.

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS (Language and Pedagogy)

  • “Culture Cards in the Foreign Language Classroom.” BRIDGE (Bridging Research, Instruction, and Discipline-Grounded Epistemologies) through the Rider Scholarship of Teaching and Learning program, April 2006.
  • “POWERing up your Literature Classes: Using PowerPoint to Meld Literature and the Visual Arts”, Central Jersey-Penn Foreign Language Academic Alliance, February 2006.
  • “Helping Students make the Language/Culture Connection: Culture Cards in World Languages”. Central Jersey-Penn Foreign Language Academic Alliance, April 2005.
  • “Web Treasure Hunts in the Foreign Language Classroom”: Bucks County Foreign Language Inservice Day, Neshaminy High School, October 2004.
  • “Grading Compositions in World Language Classes”: World Languages and Communications Conference: Pennsville School District, October 2001.
  • “A Workshop on Grading Foreign Language Compositions”: Central Jersey-Penn Foreign Language Academic Alliance, April 2000