As Dean, Dr. Eileen M. Angelini fosters a student-centered environment and advances Le Moyne's commitment to the liberal arts as the foundation for undergraduate education; collaborates with department chairs and program directors to improve existing programs of study and develops new programs that meet the needs of a changing society; expands the impact of the College of Arts and Sciences through outreach and engagement, cultivating a vibrant, ethical, and open community within the College, and promoting diversity within faculty, staff, and student populations; and, develops interdisciplinary activities by building collaborative relationships among academic units and providing opportunities for faculty and staff development.
Dr. Angelini holds the international distinction of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, an honor bestowed by the government of France on distinguished academics. She is a 2010-2011 recipient of a Canada-U.S. Fulbright award as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at McMaster University and was named to the Fulbright Specialist Roster from 2013 to 2017, enabling her to complete her project “Francophone Culture: Literature, Pedagogy and Additional Language Acquisition” at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Angelini has utilized her background in researching Jewish-Christian relations to teach the Holocaust from an interdisciplinary perspective, especially in the French-language classroom. Her approach is to use film (both feature-length and documentary) and literature (e.g., testimonials, autobiographies, and novels) about the WWII Occupation of France to help students comprehend that the Holocaust is not simply a Jewish question but one that involves us all, regardless of religion, ethnicity, gender, or nationality.
One of Dr. Angelini’s more successful projects with innovative world language curriculum design is La France divisée/France Divided, a documentary that explores via survivor testimony the events of WWII in France. This interdisciplinary film was co-directed, written, and produced with Barbara P. Barnett and was generously supported by a Title VI Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Her teaching has been recognized by the American Association of Teachers of French with its Dorothy Ludwig National Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year at the University Level and by the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers with its Ruth E. Wasley Distinguished Teacher Award Post-Secondary.
Dr. Eileen M. Angelini received her B.A. in French from Middlebury College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in French Studies from Brown University. She began her career at Le Moyne College in July of 2023.
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