Eric Tessier, M.A.

Description: Eric Tessier Lecturer of French
Office: Kennan Hall 1229
Tel: (910)-962-3885
FAX: (910)-962-7712

Certificate of Professional
Development (translation), University of Illinois at

B.A., University of Rennes II, France
M.A., University of Rennes II, France
A.A. in English, University of Rennes-II,

Eric Tessier is a Lecturer of French in the Department of World Languages and Culture at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he has been teaching lower-division French (face-to-face since 2004 and online between 2009 and 2014), and French intermediate and advanced courses for the Mediterranean summer program since 2015.

He has an MA in Communication Studies from l’Université de Haute-Bretagne, Rennes II, France, and graduate study in French language, literature, and French translation. The Cameron Business School’s Marseille-KEDGE Mediterranean summer program has given him the opportunities to teach at the French 200- and 300-levels in France. Teaching abroad FRH 201, FRH 202 and FRH 394 coupled with the program excursions have also increased his knowledge of student recruitment, curriculum expectations, and collaboration across UNCW offices. Over the past four years of his participation in the Mediterranean summer program, he has engaged effectively to attract, recruit and retain students for academic and study-abroad programs. Mr. Tessier is the co-faculty leader of the “Cruising the Cultures of the Mediterranean” program with Mrs. Jara. His role is to manage, co-teach this Honors class and accompany students abroad in Spring 2019.

Since 2014, Eric Tessier has been the moderator for UNCW’s Nu Kappa chapter of the National French Honor Society Pi Delta Phi. Since 2014, Nu Kappa Chapter has inducted fifty students. In spring 2016, Eric Tessier also took his interest in French culture and the teaching of French to Roland Grise Middle School where he volunteered, teaching students for the after-school French Club using the Duolingo method (for which he has become a certified educator).

In 2017, he collaborated with Dr. Craig Galbraith of UNCW’s Cameron Business School and Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, on a grant-funded southeast US and France oyster hatchery project which included interviews, industry visits in his own area of France, Brittany, and interactions with researchers from L’Université de Bretagne Occidentale.

Mr. Tessier is currently translating the collection of poems “Astoria” by UNCW writer Malena Mörling into French.