Associate Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies
Deb Reisinger, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of the Practice in Romance Studies, affiliate faculty in the Duke Global Health Institute and Associate Director of the Markets and Management Studies program. She is Director of Language Outreach Initiatives at Duke, overseeing the Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) program and the Shared Course Initiative for Less Commonly Taught Languages.
She is the author of Crime and Media in Contemporary France (Purdue Press, 2007), Community-based Language Learning: A Framework for Educators, co-authored with Joan Clifford (Georgetown Press, 2019), and the forthcoming Affaires globales: S'engager dans le monde professionnel en français - niveau avancé, co-authored with Mary Beth Raycraft and Nathalie Dieu-Porter (Georgetown Press, 2021). She has published a number of articles on language pedagogy, intercultural competence, and French for Specific Purposes.
Deb teaches courses in service-learning, global displacement, and French for Specific Purposes, including global health, business, and advertising. Her current research focuses on transformative learning and community-based pedagogies.
She is Chair of the College Board's World Languages Academic Advisory Committee and co-chair of the AP French Language and Culture Exam development committee. From 2013-2018, she served as Chair of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Commission on French for Specific Purposes.
Education & Training
Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 2001
M.A., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 1995
B.A., University of Kansas 1992