Modern Languages & Intercultural Studies


Holloway Hall

Dr. Arlene F. White

Associate Professor of French
Office: 105 Holloway Hall
Telephone: 410-543-6253
Fax: 410-543-6237


Bienvenu chez moi à l'université de Salisbury!
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Career Information

Positions Held

  • Teacher of French I, II, III, IV at Wicomico High School in Salisbury, MD
    Dr. White was the only French teacher at Wi Hi and thus taught all levels of French and served as advisor to the French Club. She also coached cheerleaders.
  • Professor of French, Department of Modern Languages, Salisbury, MD
    Dr. White has taught all of the basic language courses throughout her tenure at Salisbury State. She also teaches Intermediate Composition, Intermediate Conversation and French Culture and Civilization. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Education where she teaches the Foreign Language Methods course at both the undergraduate and graduate level which is often combined with the methods course for English as a Second Language. She supervises French and Spanish secondary education students during their internships in public schools. She also teaches a French culture course for the Perdue School of Business during their bi-annual trips to France during the winter term. She shares advisor responsibilities with Dr. Gerry St. Martin for LE Cercle Français and La Société Française.

Institutions Attended

  • B.A. in French, Thiel College, PA
    Junior year abroad the Institute for American Studies in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • M.A. in French, Millersville State University, PA
    Master's thesis:
  • Ed.D. in Foreign Language Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    Dissertation: Certification of Immersion Teachers in the United States
    At the time of her dissertation, Dr. White found that there was no state certification available in the United States for those teachers teaching in immersion programs i.e. elementary education programs taught in a foreign language. She surveyed teachers and administrators in all the immersion programs regarding what criteria were currently being used and what ideal criteria might be.

Areas of Interest

  • Foreign Language Education - Dr. White serves as a consultant and presenter at local, regional and national conferences in the areas of teaching for proficiency, information gap activities, teaching reading, teaching writing and assessment.
  • French history and civilization - Dr. White teaches history and civilization from a historical and cultural point of view, integrating art, music, politics and daily life into the classroom experience.