Lecturer in French
Degrees: A.B., Lake Erie College magna cum laude; M.A., Middlebury College; D.M.L. (“Doctor of Modern Languages”), Middlebury College
Expertise: Haitian language, culture and literature

Dr. Conrady has taught all levels of French and has a special interest in Haitian language, culture and literature. She has been a faculty member at the Lycée Jean-Jaurès and the Chambre de Commercein Reims, France, as well as at the University of Michigan, the Residential College of the University of Michigan, the College of Wooster, and Cleveland State University. She earned her Doctor of Modern Languages degree in French and German from Middlebury College, did graduate work at the University of Michigan, received her M.A. in French from Middlebury College and her A.B. (magna cum laude) in French and German from Lake Erie College. She also studied in Marburg, Germany, and Nancy, France.

Dr. Conrady served as a member of the United Nations/Organization of American States International Civilian Mission to Haiti as a human rights observer, and was formerly a consultant at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C.

Language Section:  French
Languages Taught:  French
Other Languages Read or Spoken:  German, Haitian Creole, Latin, Spanish
Country of Birth:  USA

Honors & Awards:

  • Fulbright Scholarship, French Government Teaching Assistantship to Reims, France
  • Distinguished Alumni Gallery of Success Achievement Award, Steele High School
  • Ohio House of Representatives Citation (for work in Haiti)
  • Richardson Scholarship, Middlebury College
  • University Fellowship, University of Michigan
  • Faculty Citation for Scholarly Distinction, Lake Erie College
  • Masten Award for outstanding achievement in the study of French, Lake Erie College
  • German Book Award for excellence in advanced German, Lake Erie College
  • Seabury S. Gould IV Honor Scholarship, Lake Erie College
  • Lydia Barton Sykes Honor Scholarship, Lake Erie College
Community Service:

  • Membership/Reservations Chair and Board of Directors member, La Maison Francaise de Cleveland