Peckham chosen as featured scholar at University of Tennessee at Martin
Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 10:05 am
The Messenger 11.26.08
Dr. Robert D. Peckham, University of Tennessee at Martin professor of French, was recently named the featured scholar for fall semester.
Each semester, the university recognizes outstanding faculty for excellence in teaching and scholarship.
Peckham received a bachelor of arts degree in French from Randolph-Macon College. He also earned a master of arts from Middlebury College Summer Language Schools and received his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.
Peckham joined the UT Martin faculty in 1979 from Baylor University, where he developed his own visual-aided first-year French course. From 1986-87, Peckham served as visiting professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. He also served as a teaching fellow in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh.
Peckham currently teaches all levels of French language, literature and civilization. He advises French and undeclared majors and has served on 20 university committees (chairing three). Beginning as assistant professor and promoted in 1984 and 1989, Peckham currently serves as the director of the Muriel Tomlinson Language Resource Center and is the director for the Globe-Gate Intercultural Web Project and the Andy Holt Virtual Library.
Peckham is the editor of “Société François Villon, Bulletin.” He is also the Web and activity consultant for Mid-Continent Consortium for International Education. Peckham was constituent for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Marquette University in 2006 and the College Board Advanced Placement Program in 2007 and others. He is a member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, American Association of Teachers of French (former vice president and current chair of the Commission on Advocacy, member of the Commission on Telematics and New Technologies and on French for Business and Economic Purposes), Internat-ional Congress on Medieval Studies, the Modern Language Association, Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association and the International Association for Language Learning Technology.
Peckham also received the “Robert J. Ludwig National Dis-tinguished Leadership Award” in 2008.
A sample of Peckham’s publications and accomplishments is on display in the Paul Meek Library on the UT Martin campus.