Centre College Faculty
Patrice Mothion• Associate Professor of French
Office: Crounse Hall—451
Patrice Mothion joined the Centre faculty in the fall of 2001. He an associate professor of French.
Patrice grew up in Normandy, France before moving to the U.S. in 1983. He holds an M.A. in English from the Université de Caen (France) and a Ph.D. in French from the City University of New York. His dissertation, entitled Balzac and Brittany, deals with the love-hate relationship Balzac entertained with this Celtic region of France. Balzac and Brittany have both since become the subject of his research. His other poles of academic interest include contemporary France, cooking in literature, and the 19th-century novel.
At George Mason University, where he taught for many years prior to joining Centre College, Patrice led students to that school’s study abroad program in Strasbourg, France and hopes to do the same here at Centre.
Patrice has also been involved with the Virginia Governor’s School French Academy (a total immersion program for the best high school students in that state) for more than ten years, first as a professor and then in 2000 and 2001 as its director.
File last updated: 5/2/13