Julie A Foss

Associate Professor of Modern Foreign Languages
Department of Modern Foreign Languages
Arts & Behavioral Sciences
Academic and Student Affairs

SVSU Main Campus
Brown Hall 237


Dr. Julie Foss is an Associate Professor of Modern Foreign Languages, teaching French and foreign language teaching methods, and is a faculty member in the Roberts Fellowship Program. After earning a B.A. in French from Albion College and secondary teaching certification in French from Eastern Michigan University, she earned an M.A. in French from EMU and a Ph.D. in French Language and Literature from Michigan State University. Her scholarly interests include second language acquisition and pedagogy, particularly communicative and proficiency-oriented approaches to language teaching, and her frequent presentations at state, regional, and national conferences have focused on related topics.


Doctor of Philosophy
Michigan State University


Board of Directors, National Federation of Modern Foreign Language Teacher Associations

Board of Directors, Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Public Affairs Liaison, Michigan World Language Association

Past President (2015), Michigan World Language Association

Honors and Awards

Franc A. Landee Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013

Nominee, Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year, 2014