The College of Liberal Arts congratulates Dr. Jean-Jacques Jura (RGRLL) for receiving the President’s Award from the California Language Teachers Association (CLTA)

The College of Liberal Arts congratulates Dr. Jean-Jacques Jura (RGRLL) for receiving the President’s Award from the California Language Teachers Association (CLTA). Dr. Jura was nominated by the President of the CLTA, Normari Léonard, for providing exemplary leadership as the CLTA strives to improve the quality of teacher education programs in California to ensure both the professional success of new teachers and the academic excellence of the students they will teach.

Dr. Jura is an Associate Professor of French as well as a Single Subject Credential Advisor and Coordinator for Languages Other Than English (LOTE) at CSULB. Dr. Jura’s research, presentations, and most recent publications concern the following areas of study: medieval French literature, theatricality in Julien Green’s novels, the silent movie history of Long Beach, and foreign language credentialing. In addition to receiving numerous awards and grants, Dr. Jura is the author of Aucassin & Nicolette, A Chantefable from the Twelfth-Century Minstrels: A Facing-Page Translation (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2007) and Balboa Films: A History and Filmography of the Silent Film Studio (McFarland & Company, Inc., 1999). After receiving his M.A. in French Literature from CSULB in 1983, Dr. Jura went on to receive his Ph.D. in French Literature from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in 1988.

 

Compiled and edited by Cortney Smethurst