Nicole Vaget, Reverend Joseph Paradis Professor of French, teaches all levels of language and culture/literature courses. She is a member of the European studies program and the romance language program faculties. She has chaired the French department, as well as the European studies program, and the romance languages and literatures program.
Vaget's publications are in the fields of French and Francophone cultural studies, eighteenth-century literature, and pedagogical application of technology. One of her books "Saint-Jean-d'Arvey en Savoie" (Montmélian, La Fontaine de Siloé, 1999) is a cultural study of Franco-Provencal peasants from the Alpine region.
A pioneer in distance learning, through the use of satellite technology and the Web, Nicole Vaget has taught French from the University of massachussetts in Amherst , to African students in Zimbabwe, Ghana, and Kenya under the auspices of the African Virtual University.
Among her Web projects in TEI, is a poem by Jean Metellus: Au pipirite chantant which offers a pluri-disciplinary approach to literature, music, art and history of Haïti.
In class, Vaget's students present their papers in multimedia form using the Digital Storytelling method.