PhD - French, Tulane University
- President of the Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers' Association (1989-1991)
- National Committee for the Promotion of French at the University Level (AATF)
- CODOFIL Council of Louisiana appointed by Gov. Mike Foster
- CODOFIL Committee for the Louisiana Purchase Bicentenial (2003)
- NEH Fellowship from Columbia University (1996)
- NEH Fellowship: The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, Summer 2005. Topic: French Travel Narratives of the
- Renaissance Era
- Book editor for the French version of Potpourri Louisianais, Kathy Conville Sims, Louisiana Ladybug Pr., 2004.
- Guest speaker, International Focus Week, Henderson State University, Spring 2006.
- Council of Development of French in Louisiana Consortium Representative
- Pi Delta Phi Honor Society Moderator