Andrew Wallis

Associate Professor of French
Department of Modern Languages

562.907.4892
awallis@whittier.edu

Academic History

M.A., Middlebury College
B.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens

Academic Focus

  • French
  • Literature
  • Global & Cultural Studies

Professional Interests

Pedagogy, Technology, Economics, and Cultural studies

Since fall semester of 1999, Professor Andrew Wallis has made his presence here at Whittier College with his love for technology, literature, and French culture. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1990, Wallis received a Master of Arts degree from Middlebury College, followed by a Ph.D. in French from the University of Georgia in 1996. He was a visiting Professor of French at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the director of the UW-Madison/UW-Milwauke Paris Program before his arrival at Whittier College.

Wallis has been the recipient of many awards and grants over the years, including a $7,500 Irvine grant for curricular development in Modern Languages which was awarded to him in 2007 and a $4250 “Jump-Start” grant that was used to initiate campus-wide discussion of the city within the Whittier College curriculum. In the past, Wallis has attended conferences for both PAMLA in San Francisco and NITLE, where he was a speaker regarding “opportunities to harmonize placement and assessment practices in the most economical and time-saving manner” for language placement testing. Wallis also served as chair of Modern Languages from 2006 to 2010.

Currently, he is the chair of Whittier College Faculty (2010-2011) and is serving as a technology grant consultant for the $150K Teagle Grant to enhance college data systems and data availability. Some of Wallis’ courses include “Beginning French” and “Le Flaneur.”

Articles

"Cyrano and Sorel: Method and Madness in the College." For refereed acts of 26th Annual Conference Society for Seventeenth-Century French Studies. Seventeenth-Century French Studies. XXVI (2004), 63-79.

"Frisquemore: A Northern Passage to Literary Creation." Cahiers du dix-septieme. X.1.(2005).

"Ambiguous Figures: Interpreting Zaide's frontispiece." Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature, XXXI.59 (2003).

"Pierre Bourdieu and the Sociology of Religion: A Central and Peripheral Concern." By Erwan Dianteill. Theory and Society. vol. 32.5-6 (2003), 529-49. Translation.

Conference Papers, Posters, Presentations

November, 2008. "Getting a Sense of Place: Mapping and GIS Resources in the Classroom." Presentation and workshop at conference on "Internationalizing the Curriculum: the Role of Technology", sponsored by for the National Institute of Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). Whittier, CA.

May, 2007: "Rebellion or Riot: Reinterpreting Recent Youth Violence in France." Global Studies Association Conference: The Contested Terrains of Globalization. UC Irvine,CA. Chair: Mousumi Mukherjee.