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Philippe Seminet, PhD
Department Chair and Associate Professor of French

Phone: 512-485-4623

  • PhD in French at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1999
  • MA in French at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1992
  • BA in Philosophy at New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida, 1987
Why I Teach

I’m passionate about knowledge and bringing a positive influence to my students in the classroom. I encourage them to have fun with what they’re learning, often suggesting (figuratively speaking) that they put on French hats and role-play.

Through an increased understanding and appreciation of different languages, students have the opportunity to discover new worlds and perspectives. Windows to other cultures open up, travel becomes more enriching, and communicating in the global marketplace is enhanced.