Dr. Elizabeth A. Zahnd

Dr. Elizabeth A. Zahnd

Professor of French, Coordinator of Modern Languages-French Program

Office: CEMC 113E
Phone: 843-661-1600
EZahnd@fmarion.edu

Dr. Elizabeth A. Zahnd is a Professor of Modern Languages and French Program Coordinator at Francis Marion University. She holds a B.A. in French and Foreign Service from Baylor University (1992), a M.A. in French from the Middlebury College School in France (1993), and a Ph.D. in Francophone Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1999). Dr. Zahnd teaches all levels of French literature and language as well as elementary Spanish. She was a founding editor of The South Carolina Modern Language Review and has published several peer-reviewed articles pertaining to Francophone literature and Caribbean studies, along with an intermediate ESL textbook, Let’s Get Real. Dr. Zahnd is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a PEO national scholar, a recipient of the Sampere-Ulloa Spanish scholarship and a recipient of the Francis Marion University Distinguished Faculty Award for community service. She lives in Florence with her husband Timothy Bergfeld and their daughter Anya and son Alex.

 

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