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Deborah Hovland

Deborah Hovland

Associate Professor + French Coordinator
(716) 878-4826
Campus Addess:
Bishop Hall 121

Coordinator of Professional French, Francophone Studies, and the French Minor

BA, French Language and Literature, Minor in German, The University of Wisconsin
MA, French, Middlebury College, with secondary specialization in Modern French History
PhD, French Language and Literature, with specialization in Modern Western European History, The University of  Minnesota

Dr. Deborah Hovland is the creator of the Professional French and Francophone Studies tracks of the French B.A. program. A medievalist by training, her teaching and research interests include bilingual, bicultural professional communication; French Caribbean and North American literature, history and culture; the staging and performance practices of 12th-17th century French drama; medieval and early modern culinary history; and the medieval French romance.

In 2000, Dr. Hovland received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Modern and Classical Languages

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Buckham Hall B234
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5414 •  Fax: (716) 878-6730

languages@buffalostate.edu