Professor of French and Applied Linguistics
Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
University of Southern Carolina
Dr. Lara Lomicka (PhD – Penn State) is Professor of French and Applied Linguistics at the University of South Carolina, where she recently served Graduate Director for Languages and previously served as Basic Courses Director in French for a number of years. Her current administrative position is Faculty Principal of Preston Residential College. In 2009 her teaching was nationally recognized by the ACTFL and Cengage Publishers as she received the Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology award. In 2011 she was honored as a Chevalier dans l’ordre des palmes academiques. She regularly conducts workshops, consults with language programs, and gives talks on technology in language teaching. Her research interests include teacher education, intercultural learning, social media, microblogging, study abroad, service learning, and computer assisted language learning. In additional to variety of publications in reputable venues, she has co-edited two books on technology and language learning. She served for a number of years as Chair and Co-Chair of the AATF Technology Commission and recently finished a term as the French Section Head for the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators (AAUSC).