Department: Foreign Language and Literature
Country of Origin: Belgium
Language(s) Spoken Other Than English: French, Dutch, and German
Areas of Research Interest: Midieval/Romance and Literature, French Literature and Culture
How Long Have You Been in the U.S.? Since 1984
How Long Have You Been at SIUE? Since 1993
What Do You Like Most About SIUE? There is an ability to grow here. I have the chance to advance my career with adequate support and advance my knowledge in my field of research.
What Do You Find To Be the Biggest Difference Between the U.S. and Your Home Country? The biggest difference is the social context. At home there is a sense of being connected and sharing life experience together. There is something to do with each other every night. In the US everyone seems self-oriented and spends more time in their homes.
Interesting Facts: I fence! I also am going to climb Mount Banner with a colleague from the Criminal Justice department, Matt.