Jean-Pierre Taoutel

Senior Lecturer of French & Arabic

Contact

Dept:World Languages And Cultures
Office:2246 Pearson
505 Morrill Rd.
Ames IA
50011-2103
Phone:515-294-4232

Bio

Jean-Pierre Taoutel has been a faculty member at ISU since 1999. He is a Senior Lecturer of French, the Arabic program coordinator (2002-2012), and he also teaches Arabic as well as Honors Seminars in the Honors Program. He received his M.A (Maîtrise) and his D.E.A. (Diplôme Etudes Approfondies) in French literature with an emphasis on the works of French writer, Marcel Proust, from the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, France.

Before coming to ISU, Jean-Pierre has taught French at Hamilton College in New York State (1998).

At ISU, he has directed the Regents’ Summer Study Abroad Program in Lyon, France (2005 & 2007). He has also co-directed the “Andalusia: Intersections of Cultures” LAS Global Seminar in Spain and Morocco (2018), and he has been directing the “Cathedrals of France” LAS Global Seminar in Paris since 2017.

Jean-Pierre has also directed the MMLA (Middlebury Monterey Language Academy) Arabic Summer Program (2008-2010).

During the academic year 2012-2013, he was on leave to teach French and launch the Arabic program at the American School in London, UK.

Jean-Pierre has received several awards, notably the LAS Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching Award, the “Iowa World Language Association” Educator of the Year 2009, the Honors Teaching Award, and the Institutional Service Award (2018).

Jean-Pierre has lived and worked in four countries (Lebanon, France, UK, and USA). He enjoys traveling and he has been in over 45 countries.