Gerdine Ulysse

Assistant Instructional Professor in French and Haitian Creole (Kreyòl)
Gates-Blake 210
Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 9-10 a.m.
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2020

I was born in La Gonâve, an island of Haiti. I earned a doctoral degree in Second language Acquisition at Carnegie Mellon University and a masters’ degree in French with a specialization in Teaching French as a Foreign Language at the University of Arizona.

I love speaking and teaching different languages. I have taught French at various institutions in the United States including the University of Arizona, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Pittsburgh.  Moreover, I have been a curriculum developer and instructor of Haitian Creole and have taught cultural studies courses pertaining to Creole arts and cultures.

I enjoy exploring different issues that may affect language acquisition.  My research focuses on language variation and language attitudes and factors influencing multilingualism and literacy development in Creolophone communities. 


Recent Courses in RLL

  • FREN 10100 Beginning Elementary French I (Autumn 2021)
  • FREN 10200 Beginning Elementary French II (Winter 2022)
  • FREN 10300 Beginning Elementary French III (Spring 2023)
  • FREN 29900 BA Paper Preparation: French (Winter 2024)
  • KREY 12200 Kreyol for Speakers of French I (Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022)
  • KREY 12201 Kreyòl for Speakers of Romance Languages I (Autumn 2023)
  • KREY 12300 Kreyol for Speakers of French II (Winter 2022, Winter 2023)
  • KREY 12301 Kreyòl for Speakers of Romance Languages II (Winter 2024)
  • KREY 20400 Ekspresyon ekri: Kreyòl lakay soti Ayiti rive nan dyaspora a (Spring 2024)
  • KREY 21100 Lang, Sosyete ak Kilti Ayisyèn I (Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023)
  • KREY 21200 Lang, Sosyete ak Kilti Ayisyèn II (Winter 2023, Winter 2024)
  • KREY 21600/FREN 21601 Francophone Caribbean Culture and Society: Art, Music, and Cinema (Autumn 2023)
  • KREY 29300/FREN 29301 Language Identity and Power in French-Creolophone Contexts (Spring 2023, Spring 2024)