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