Sylvie Richards


Dr. Sylvie L. F. Richards received her Ph.D. in French and Romance Philology from Columbia University. She has held both faculty and administrative posts in her varied career. She served on the French faculty at Penn State-Behrend, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Northwest Missouri State University, where she also served as department chair. For five years, she also served as the Director of College Relations at Missouri Western State College. Along the way, she became interested in the ways that teaching and learning could be enhanced with emerging computer technologies. She received several grants to pursue her interest, including one as a FIPSE participant.

Dr. Richards was subsequently hired by Queens College of the City University of New York as Associate Professor and Coordinator of the four-campus Languages Other Than English Consortium in the borough of Queens, where she trained faculty in foreign languages in best practices using new digital technologies. She then served as Outreach Manager for the Columbia University Center for New Media Teaching and Learning before returning to CUNY as Multimedia Designer/Developer for Academic Information Technologies at Brooklyn College. At Brooklyn College, she has developed tools and teaching strategies for faculty. About 20% of Brooklyn faculty are now working on projects with her. In addition, she has been training both faculty and students in the CUNY-wide Honors College on the best uses of new media technologies for teaching and learning.

Dr. Richards has published two textbooks with McGraw-Hill and over 40 journal articles. She has presented papers at both national and international conferences. Currently she is working on two new book projects.

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