Jean Marie Schultz

Sr. Lecturer and Chair

Office Location

Phelps 5214


Applied Linguistics:

  • Bilingual Identity 
  • Innovative Curricular Design
  • Language Program Coordination 
  • Foreign Language Literacy
  • Foreign Language Writing

Nineteenth-Century French and Russian Literature


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley, 1983
  • M.A. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley, 1976
  • B. A. French and Comparative Literature with Honors and Distinction in General Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley, 1975

Professional Experience

  • 2020-Present: Chair, Department of French and Italian, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 2011-2013: Director, Education Abroad Program in France
  • 2002-Present: Director, Lower Division French Program, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • 2000-2002: Academic Coordinator for the Berkeley Language Center.
  • 1986-2002: Coordinator, Second-Year French Program, University of California, Berkeley.

Academic Distinctions and Awards

  • Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques (2017)
  • UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching Award for Outstanding Contributions to Language Teaching at the University of California (2004).
  • UC Berkeley College of Letters and Science McEnerney Grant (with Richard Kern and the Department of French, 1996-99).
  • Gilbert Chinard Prize for best pedagogical article published in The French Review in 1991-92.

Research Interests

  • Foreign Language Pedagogy; Second Language Acquisition
  • Foreign Language Writing and Literacy
  • Bilingual Identity 
  • Nineteenth-and-Twentieth Century French Literature and Culture


  • "The Impact of Education Abroad on Bilingual Identity Co-Construction: The Shocks that Shatter." The French Review (92.3) 2019.
  • Reseau: Communication, Integration, Intersections. (With Marie-Paule Tranvouez). Pearson Educaiton. 2014.
  • "Second Language Writing in an Era of Globalization." In Cimasko & Reichelt, eds. Foreign Language Writing Instruction: Principles and Practice. Parlor Press. 2011.
  • "The Gordian Knot: Language, Literature, and Critical Thinking." In Scott & Tucker, eds. SLA and the Literature Classroom: Fostering Dialogues. Heinle & Heinle. 200
  • Numerous articles in such journals as The Modern Language Journal, The French Review, etc.
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