Gerdine Ulysse

Assistant Instructional Professor in French and Haitian Creole (Kreyòl)
MW, 9-10 AM CT & by appt., GB 210 or via Zoom 
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)
  • KREY 12200 Kreyol for Speakers of French I (Autumn 2021)
  • KREY 12300 Kreyol for Speakers of French II (Winter 2022)