Eric Lien, Ph.D.

Eric Lien

Professor, World Languages Department


Dr. Eric Lien has taught all levels of French, from elementary and intermediate language classes to a variety of literature classes as well as composition, advanced grammar, translating and contemporary issues in French. He has also taught several CORE courses, and has led many John Belk International Program trips throughout Europe. He received the Queens Teaching award in 1996-97.

Dr. Lein's research interests include 19th-century French poetry and the modern novel (18th-20th centuries).

He was the previous director of the John Belk International Program (JBIP) where he worked to expand the number and scope of international programs available to students, overseeing the various programs that fall under the JBIP umbrella and preparing resources for both students and faculty.

Dr. Lien's passion for international travel and cultural exploration has allowed him to travel to many parts of both Europe and the rest of the world (China, Peru, Ecuador, South Africa, Botswana, Australia, Tanzania, etc.). He is also part-time potter and painter.


Ph.D., M.A., French, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.A., Wartburg College

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