Loyola University Chicago

Modern Languages and Literatures

Faculty & Staff Directory

Lisa Erceg

Title/s:  Senior Lecturer

Office #:  CC106

Phone: 773.508.2853



· M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago (French Language and Literature)

· M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago (Applied Linguistics and TESOL)

· B.A. Wheaton College (French Literature)

· Université de Grenoble, France, Great Lakes College Association, one-year study abroad


· Illinois 6-12 Teacher License since 1990

· Student Teacher, Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL

Professional Employment

· UPD Undergraduate Program Director of French, 2013-2017

· Coordinator Fren 101,102,103,104, 250,251, 2005-2018

· Capstone e-Portfolio (chair, since 2014) French, Italian and Spanish BA

· Modern Languages Assessments Overview (chair, since 2013),for Provost’s Office

· Minor in Translation/Special Purposes (chair, since December 2019)

· 4 Faculty Search Committees (1 chair), 1 Staff Search Committee

Research Interests

· Medieval Lyric, poetry and song; 17th century: Molière’s comedy, La Fontaine’s Fables; 19th century romantic poets, especially Lamartine and Victor Hugo; 20th century theatre of the absurd, Camus; WWII history; French New Wave cinema

· French for Special Professional Purposes: Business, Not-for-Profit, Healt

Professional & Community Affiliations

· French Interpreter, Volunteer for Marjorie Kovler Center (of Heartland Alliance) Health Care specialists serving Francophone clients, primarily from African nations, seeking asylum due to political torture. Since 2007

· AATF American Association of Teachers of French, member/ Executive Council 5 years

· ACTFL American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language, member

Courses Taught

· Fren I, II, III, IV, Novice and Lower Intermediate

· Fren 250-251 Advanced Conversation and Composition I and II, Intermediate

· Fren 302 French for Professions

· Fren 270 and 271, Anthology of French Literature, High Intermediate

· Fren 311 20th century French Literature, Advanced

· Fren 390 French and Francophone Civilizations, Advanced

· Fren 395 Internships in Professional French (2), Advanced

· Fren 300 Tutorials, French Literature (1), Student Assistants (5), Advanced

Intensive French Faculty-Led Trips for Loyola

· Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France July 2010 & 2011 (co-leader) 2013 (leader)M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago (Applied Linguistics and TESOL)

· Institut Américain Universitaire, Aix-en-Provence, France, July 2014 (program creator, leader, instructor)

· McGill University/Loyola, French for the Health Sector; Montréal, Québec (program creator, leader) July 2017


· 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award, Ignatian Pedagogy, Loyola University Chicago, https://www.luc.edu/fcip/teachingawards/teachingawardwinnerprofiles/