100 Bay State Road, Room 309
Spring Office Hours
Wednesday 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
And by appointment
2011 Ph.D. Boston University (French Language and Literature)
2001 M.A. Bowling Green State University (French Language and Literature)
1998 B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University (English Literature; French)
Lesley Yoder has been teaching for the Writing Program in various capacities since 2008, and she also spent several years as a tutor in the Writing Center. Her background in foreign language acquisition led her to transition into ESL instruction in 2012, when she began to focus exclusively on BU’s rapidly growing bilingual student population. In addition to WR097 and WR098, Dr. Yoder has taught writing seminars on topics in translation, immigration experiences through literature, memory and the storied self, and the figure of the tortured poet (le poète maudit). She has also served on the Editorial Board of the WR journal for the past three years.
Other research interests include: nineteenth-century French literature; translation studies; letters and the journal intime; psychoanalytic, feminist, and gender theory. Dr. Yoder is also a nationally recognized calligrapher who has had her work featured on greeting cards and in print.