The French Reinvention: How Two Professors Elevated a Major

October 17, 2014

By William Harvey ’18


Professors Jay Caplan and Leah Hewitt

Two French professors are preparing to retire after a 30-year run that reinvigorated their department after 40 years of low enrollment. Leah Hewitt will retire after this semester, and Jay Caplan will retire in spring 2016.

An Interview with Lauren Groff '01

Lauren Groff '01

Listen to the full interview with Lauren Groff '01 and Professor of French Paul Rockwell.

Professional Information

Degrees Ph.D., French, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1988) M.A., French, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1982) B.A., French, Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1980) A.M. (honorary), Amherst College (2001) Paul Rockwell's Website  

Amherst College French Professor Paul Rockwell is Editor and Translator of French Romance The Knight with the Two Swords

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