Dr. Kristen Michelson
Assistant Professor of French & Applied Linguistics
Dr. Kristen Michelson earned her doctorate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona in 2015 specializing in multiliteracies approaches to foreign language teaching and learning. Her research is anchored in intersections between human action and experience, and cultural texts, with a particular focus on pedagogical and technological innovations in foreign language teaching and learning that call explicit attention to culture, affect, identities, and ideological discourses. In her courses you can expect to be challenged to reflect on biases and beliefs and to learn through collaborative, discovery-oriented activities. Dr. Michelson is also responsible for directing the first and second year French program, including curriculum and assessment development and instructor training and professional development.