John Greene is a Professor of French. He serves as Director of the Introductory French Program where, in addition to general language, literature and culture courses, he teaches business French, French cinema, and a theater practicum which emphasizes language acquisition through performance; he has developed and taught graduate seminars which focus on Paris, class structure and Enlightenment material culture, including the discovery of the Exotic.
He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the President’s Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Louisville and the Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). He has won the Innovative Course Design Competition of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS). The French government has named him a Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes académiques.
He has received external funding to present and publish his research at the National Library of Australia in Canberra, the Clark Library at UCLA, the Museum of London, and, in Paris at the Musée de la Marine and at the Collège de France. He is currently working on a book which examines the representation of carriages in the eighteenth-century French novel. He serves on the editorial board of the French Review.