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.