Log In

Alain Seznec Edit Profile

university dean , Foreign language educator

Alain Seznec, French, American dean, language educator. French National fellow, 1965; recipient Clark award Cornell University, 1968. Trustee Wells College, since 1998. Served with French Army, 1955-1957. Member Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers French.

Background

Seznec, Alain was born on March 20, 1930 in Paris. Son of Jean Joseph and Genevieve (Dunan) Seznec. came to the United States, 1941.

Education

Licence es lettres, University Paris, 1951. Diplome d'Etudes Superieures, University Paris, 1953.

Career

Instructor French, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1953-1955, 57-58;assistant professor, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1958-1963;associate professor, Cornell Univercity, 1963-1969;professor, Cornell Univercity, since 1969;associate dean, Cornell Univercity (College Arts and Sciences), 1969-1973;vice provost for humanities and performing arts, Cornell Univercity (College Arts and Sciences), 1970-1973;department chairman Romance studies, Cornell Univercity (College Arts and Sciences), since 1976;dean, Cornell Univercity (College Arts and Sciences), 1978-1986;Carl A. Kroch University librarian, Cornell Univercity (College Arts and Sciences), 1986-1996;emeritus, Cornell Univercity (College Arts and Sciences), since 1996.

Membership

Trustee Wells College, since 1998. Served with French Army, 1955-1957. Member Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers French.

Connections

Married Janet E. Grade, June 15, 1950. Children: Anne, Peter J., Catherine G., Dominique M., Michael A.

father:
Jean Joseph Seznec

mother:
Genevieve (Dunan) Seznec

spouse:
Janet E. Grade

children:
Anne Seznec

Peter J. Seznec

Catherine G. Seznec

Dominique M. Seznec

Michael A. Seznec