• BA Kent State University (2006)
  • MA The University of Bordeaux (2009)
  • PhD Johns Hopkins University (2017)


Rebecca Grenouilleau-Loescher returns to her native Ohio to join Wooster after many years living and working between the Eastern United States and France. After receiving her BA in French and Education from Kent State University, she settled in France to teach English to primary and secondary public school children, while also pursuing her MA in French literature at the University of Bordeaux. In 2011 she returned to the US to start her doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins University. After completing her PhD, she held the positions of Visiting Assistant Professor at Hamilton College (2017-2019), and Faculty Program Director and Visiting Assistant Professor at St. Edward’s University’s study abroad campus in Angers, France (2019-2020). She comes to Wooster most directly from France and is delighted to return.

Grenouilleau-Loescher’s teaching and research interests include: second language acquisition and pedagogy, relational storytelling in French-language literature at the turn of the millennia, and more broadly, archipelagic thought and contemporary women authors.