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Joanne Burnett

Dr. Joanne Burnett

Full Professor


Joanne Burnett is Professor of French and Second Language Acquisition in the School of Social Science and Global Studies, as part of the World Languages unit at the University of Southern Mississippi. She received her Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1997. As a qualitative researcher, her articles and book chapters include the teaching of second language literatures, the integration of technology in second language classrooms, including online learning, and the Belgian pop singer Stromae. She has published several translations on conservation and the environment in Madagascar and on the histories of colonial French Louisiana and is currently working on a translation project dealing with the archeology of colonial slave burials in Guadeloupe. She has coordinated summer study abroad in Paris and teaches all levels of French language and culture and second language education courses in the Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages program.

  • Second Language Acquisition (PHD) - Pennsylvania State University (1997)
  • Second Language Acquisition (MA) - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1986)
  • English Literature minor (BA) - Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1984)

French in the Americas, French Film, French Popular Culture, The Life and Times of Marie Antoinette, Cultures of Francophone West Africa, Adolescent and Children's Francophone Literature, France and the Media, French Cuisine, Francophone Short Stories, Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Practice, Sociolinguistic and Sociocultural Perspectives in Language, Teaching Second Languages: Theory into Practice

  • Licensed Public School Teacher
  • Clery Act
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • Bullying Prevention for Higher Education
  • Code of Conduct for Higher Education
  • FCOI Disclosure Process at USM_2017V2
  • Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence Refresher: Title IX VAWA & Clery Act for Faculty & Staff
  • Respect and Inclusion Series: Uncovering Implicit Bias
  • Diversity Benefits for Higher Education Employees
  • FERPA for Higher Education
  • Bullying Prevention for Higher Education
  • English (Native or Bilingual)
  • French (Full Professional)
  • Spanish (Limited Working)
  • Dutch (Elementary)

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Areas of Expertise

Second language teaching, French cultural studies, Online learning