Dr. Lori Knox has taught a wide range of French language, literature, and culture courses since earning her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 2007. Teaching is her passion. She has taught at Louisiana State University, l’Université de Poitiers, the University of West Georgia, and Coastal Carolina University. She joined Kennesaw State University in Fall 2017.
She enjoys creating courses that integrate music and film into French language instruction. She also strives to take her students beyond the borders of France, so that they develop a deeper understanding of the Francophone world. She is committed to finding new ways to inspire students to continue their study of the Francophone world through minoring or majoring in Modern Languages.
Her current research interests focus on how introducing French fiction, music and film into face-to-face, hybrid and distance classrooms can bridge the gap between today’s students and centuries of French and Francophone culture. She also frequently revisits her literary roots and explores the fascinating lives of early modern women writers like Madame de Villedieu.