Deborah Reisinger, Visiting Assistant Professor; Assistant Director, French Language Program; French

Deborah Reisinger
Contact Info:
Office Location:  06 Languages Building
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2420
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Summer1 2021):

Teaching (Fall 2021):


Ph.D.University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill2001
M.A.University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill1995
B.A.University of Kansas1992

French Studies
Linguistics and Theories of Pedagogy
Research Interests: Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum, Business Language Studies, Applied Linguistics, Machine Translation

Current projects: Machine Translation in Language Acquisition, Business Language Studies : Social Entrepreneurship, French for Specific Purposes: Global Health and Refugee Populations, AP French Exam Development Committee

Areas of Interest:

Contemporary French culture
Business Language Studies (Social Entrepreneurship)
French for Specific Purposes (Global Health, Business, Education)
Computer Assisted Language Learning (Machine Translation)
Second Language Acquisition


Teaching of contemporary culture • Pedagogical applications of technology

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. D.S. Reisinger, Crime and Media in Contemporary France, Comparative Cultural Studies (February, 2007), pp. 230, Purdue University Press
  2. Reisinger, DS, Student video projects, Aatf National Bulletin, vol. 32 no. 2 (February, 2007), pp. 21-22  [abs]
  3. Reisinger, DS, Writing Memory: Point kilométrique 190 and the Grimzi affaire, in New Approaches to Crime in French Literature, Culture and Film, edited by Harwick, L (2009), pp. 191-203, Peter Lang
  4. Reisinger, DS, Murder and Banality in the Contemporary fait divers, South Central Review, vol. 17 no. 4 (2000), pp. 84-99
  5. D.S. Reisinger, Samantha Earp, Joan Clifford, Effective Uses of a Course Management System, in Teaching with Technology, Heinle Professional Series in Language Instruction, edited by Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz, Lara Lomicka (Fall, 2003), Heinle
  6. Reisinger, DS, Marketing to the World (November, 2008) [idea.html#nov08]
  7. Reisinger, DS, Literary and Cinematic Responses to the Crime Story in Contemporary France, Clcweb: Comparative Literature and Culture., vol. 9 no. 4 (2007), pp. 1-10 [available here]
  8. Reisinger, DS, Le Tour de France: sport et identité (Fall, 2005), UNC Center for European Studies [htm]  [abs]
  9. D.S. Reisinger, de l'aide: Directory of Elementary Language Activities for Instructors at Duke (2003) [html]  [abs]