Professors

Jean-Louis Hippolyte
Ph.D. French Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder.
M.A. French Literature. University of Colorado at Boulder.
Maîtrise de Lettres et Civilisation Anglo-Saxonnes, Université Michel de Montaigne, France.
Dr. Hippolyte is also affiliated with the Graduate French Program in New Brunswick.

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Lecturers

Norman Ellman
A.B., Dartmouth; M.A., Pennsylvania

Norman Ellman holds an A.B. from Dartmouth, and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he has also pursued further graduate study in French. He has taught on a part-time basis at Rutgers, Camden, almost every semester since 1981 and in summer school. He has also taught regularly at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and at the University of Pennsylvania and has served on the faculty of a study abroad program in Strasbourg. He usually offers courses in the first two years of language study, but he has also given advanced language courses and a course on the French short story in English translation.

Alicia Porter
B.A., Lycoming College

Alicia Porter studied French and Creative Writing at Lycoming College as well as French language and literature with the CUEF at l’Université Stendhal in Grenoble, France. Before working in higher education in America, she taught English for the Ministry of National Education in Lyon and spent summers in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. She has taught beginner and intermediate levels at Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Alliance Française of Philadelphia. Her areas of interest include global education, second language acquisition, contemporary French culture, and rural life in French and Francophone literature.

Sharon Verdeur
B.S., U. of Delaware

Sharon Verdeur holds a B.S. in French Education from the University of Delaware. She was the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and was also selected for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. While her extensive career experience lies in teaching French at the middle school level, Sharon has also taught French in elementary and high school, as well as in the private sector.  She has also written curriculum in accordance with the Common Core Standards and traveled abroad with students. Sharon is thrilled to continue her professional career at Rutgers University, and strives to inspire her students to love the French language and culture.