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Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, D.M.L.

Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, D.M.L.

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Professor of French and Russian
Foreign Language and Literature Department
Fournier Hall, 2nd flr., Room 221B
215-248-7124
Educational Background: 
  • B.A., Chestnut Hill College, 1955
  • M.A. in Russian, Fordham University, 1964
  • D.M.L. in French and Russian, Middlebury College, 1971
  • Study at Sorbonne, Laval University, Moscow State University, Leningrad (St. Petersburg) State University
Courses Taught: 
  • Russian (all levels)
  • French Literature and Culture on various themes; courses in 19th and 20th centuries 
  • Elementary and Intermediate French  
  • Interdisciplinary Honors courses on various themes, including “It’s About Time,” and “Self-Discovery through Literature and Science” 
Scholarly Interests: 
  • Russian and French Literature of 19th and 20th centuries
  • Foreign Language Pedagogy
  • History of SSJ in 17th century; College History, especially Chestnut Hill; Women's education
Awards: 
  • Fulbright Grant to France, 1967-1968
  • Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1975 
  • The American Association of Teachers of French: Dorothy Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award--Post-Secondary, July 7, 2003 
  • The Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association Educator of the Year Award for 2003 
  • Frank Mulhern Leadership Award, PSMLA, November 2012 
  • LaMarr Kopp Lifetime Achievement Award, PaCIE, October 2016 
  • Palmes Academiquescommandeur(highest rank) from the French Government in recognition of outstanding efforts for the promotion of the study of French, 2019 
  • Nelson H. Brooks Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Foreign Language Profession, Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2019
  • President, American Association of Teachers of French, 2013-2015 
Selected Publications: 
  • Tradition and Risk: Chestnut Hill College, 1924-1999. (Donning, 1999)
  • Book reviews in The French Review and The NECTFL Review 
  • Articles in L'Amitie Charles Peguy (Paris, France)
  • Articles in Research Guide to Popular Fiction, Research Guide to Biography and Criticism, (Research Publishing), on French and Russian Authors
  • Articles in Critical Survey of Drama, Critical Survey of Poetry, Critical Survey of Long Fiction (Salem Publishing), on French and Russian Authors
  • Articles on Camus, The Plague, and Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, in MLA Approaches on Teaching series
  • Articles in Teilhard Studies and The NECTFL Review