Professor – French
A native of Nantes in western France, Sebastien Dubreil received his B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Nantes. He taught Economics and French at a technical high school in France for two years. After working at Sewanee, the University of the South, for two years, Sebastien moved to Emory University in Atlanta where he received his doctorate in French and Second Language Acquisition in 2002. He taught at the University of Notre Dame for four years before returning to Tennessee in 2006. His research interests include the definition of culture in the foreign language classroom, its place in the curriculum, the use of multimedia technologies (video, the Internet) and telecollaboration in the teaching of culture, and the methods of assessment of culture learning. He has also published in the area of French and Francophone cinema and presented on the linguistic situation in his native region of Brittany. In 2013, Sébastien published Alliages Culturels: La Societe Française en Transformation(Heinle/Cengage Publishing), a book co-authored with Dr. Heather Willis Allen (UW-Madison). His work has appeared in CALICO, The International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, the L2 Journal, and the Modern Language Journal among others.