Professor of French
Associate Dean of Academic Planning
Director, Office of International Programs
M.A., Middlebury College
B.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens
Since fall semester of 1999, Professor Andrew Wallis has made his presence felt here at Whittier College with his love for technology, literature, and French culture. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1990, Wallis received a Master of Arts degree from Middlebury College, followed by a Ph.D. in French from the University of Georgia in 1996. He was a visiting Professor of French at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the director of the UW-Madison/UW-Milwaukee Paris Program before his arrival at Whittier College.
Wallis has been the recipient of many awards and grants over the years, including a $7,500 Irvine grant for curricular development in Modern Languages which was awarded to him in 2007 and a $4250 “Jump-Start” grant that was used to initiate campus-wide discussion of the city within the Whittier College curriculum. In the past, Wallis has attended conferences for both PAMLA in San Francisco and NITLE, where he was a speaker regarding “opportunities to harmonize placement and assessment practices in the most economical and time-saving manner” for language placement testing. Wallis also served as chair of Modern Languages from 2006 to 2010.
Wallis served as chair of Whittier College Faculty (2010-2012) and served as a technology grant consultant for the $150K Teagle Grant to enhance college data systems and data availability. Some of Wallis’ courses include “Beginning French” and “Le Flaneur.”