Experts Guide — France


History of modern Europe — France and the Third Republic — Poverty and social welfare — Industrialization — Gender — Philanthropy
 
Steve Beaudoin

 
Cantrell Associate Professor of History
B.A., Bates College; M.A., University of Maine;
M.A., Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
859-238-5756
steve.beaudoin@centre.edu



Has published on the development of the European welfare state, charity in Third Republic France, the industrial revolution, poverty in world history, and the history of childhood and gender socialization. In addition, teaches classes on modern China, world history, modern Europe, industrialization, and gender
in Europe and the United States.


 

 

Languages — French and German — French literature and history — Michel de Montaigne — Patriotism
 
Ken Keffer

 
Stodghill Professor of French and German
B.A., University of North Carolina-Wilmington;
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
859-238-5237
ken.keffer@centre.edu



A gifted and innovative teacher of languages who has spent a year as a Fulbright Exchange Teacher in Germany and two one-year stints as teacher-director of Centre's residential study-abroad program in Strasbourg, France. Encourages everyday use of foreign language by having his students plant gardens, shop, and take boat rides together, speaking only French. Several teaching awards at Centre. Scholarly research on Michel de Montaigne.