Suzanne LaLonde joined the Honors College in Fall 2018 and serves currently as a Humanities Lecturer. Since 2018, she has taught a first-year seminar course HONS 1301 Medical Humanities: World Literature and Global Health; a Humanities driven STEM class HONS 2406 with former dean Michael San Francisco; European Art History HONS 3305; and French Culture: Paris and Its Revolutionary Ideas FREN 2390. Before arriving to TTU, she taught French and Spanish language and literature courses as an Associate Professor of Cultural Studies, as well as classes in Nature Writing and Medical Humanities to pre-med majors. Her areas of research focus on 20th century French and World Literatures from the perspectives of psychoanalysis, ecocriticism, and trauma studies. LaLonde has over ten refereed publications in journals such as The Journal of Literature and Medicine and Simone de Beauvoir Studies, in addition to book chapters in Cambridge Critical Concepts: Trauma and Literature, (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and Albert Camus's the Plague and U.S. Medicine (Kent State University Press, 2019). She has also published: Paris and Its Revolutionary Ideas (Cognella Academic 2021) and another book: Trauma, Posttraumatic Growth, and World Literature (Routledge 2022). Having lived in four different countries, LaLonde considers herself a citizen of the world and enjoys hiking, visiting museums, and speaking to students from all over the world, while spending the academic year in Texas and summers in France.
— Ph.D. in French Language and Literature from University of Maryland-College Park
— Master of Arts in French Language and Literatur from Syracuse University
— Bachelor's of Arts in French and International Relations from Syracuse University