Leanne B. Wierenga
Leanne B. Wierenga, Associate Professor of Languages, teaches courses in French conversation, civilization and culture, phonetics, French literature, and French literature in translation. She is the author of French Diction for the Singer. She has been a Fellow in Residence at Indiana University and a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar participant to study fiction and biography at the University of California, Berkeley, and to study semiotics and medieval French literature at the University of Illinois. Wierenga's professional articles and chapters in books have examined models for listening comprehension and teaching foreign languages. Her research and numerous professional papers have centered on such topics as role-playing and creative story-telling in elementary French, vocal diction in the foreign language curriculum, the Romantic hero and his heirs, fictional heroes in French Romanticism and symbolism, socialism in France, and the works of Stendhal. Wierenga's current research is on semiotics and La Vie de Henry Brulard and French fairy tales. She earned her B.A. at Calvin College and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Illinois. She joined the Wittenberg faculty in 1980. Click here to contact her via e-mail. Tel.: (937) 327-6337. Office: 220 Hollenbeck Hall.