Catherine Bordeau, PhD

Catherine Bordeau, PhD
Catherine Bordeau, PhD

Honors Advisor
Developmental Curriculum
Phone: (231) 591-2811
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • PhD, University of Michigan, Comparative Literature
  • BA, University of Michigan, English and French

Biography

As an Honors advisor, Cathy Bordeau helps Honors students make the most of their Honors experience. She knows that students have unique needs and interests and works with them to personalize their Honors education. She also advises several student committees of the Honors Student Association and teaches Introduction to Honors.

Cathy does research on Honors advising as well. She presented research on optimal ways to guide students planning Honors contracts at the National Collegiate Honors Council conference in November 2018. She also received a grant from the NCHC to do placemaking with honors students in South Quad in 2019.

Before coming to Ferris, Cathy was an associate professor of French, an advisor, and a division chair at Lyon College in Arkansas. In 2006, she was named Arkansas Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Cathy holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Journal Article
    Bordeau, C. (2015). "The Milieu in Baudelaire," French Forum. 40 (1). pp. 17 - 30.
  • Journal Article
    Bordeau, C. (2007). "The Prose Poem as Puzzle: Letter Patterns in Rimbaud's 'Mystique'," Romance Notes. 48 (2). pp. 157 - 64.
  • Journal Article
    Bordeau, C. (2003). "Women's Environmental Influence and Social Change in Rachilde's La Marquise de Sade," Romance Quarterly. 50 pp. 24 - 32.
  • Journal Article
    Bordeau, C. (1999). "The Power of the Feminine Milieu in Zola's Nana," Nineteenth-Century French Studies. 27 pp. 96 - 107.

Presentations

  • Poster
    Bordeau, C., National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference, "Applying Research on Inquiry-Based Learning to Honors Contracts," National Collegiate Honors Council, Boston, MA, (November 9, 2018).
  • Paper
    Bordeau, C., Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, "Literature as Toxic Milieu in Lautréamont's Les Chants de Maldoror," San Juan, Puerto Rico, (October 16, 2014).
  • Paper
    Bordeau, C., Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, "The Milieu in Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (October 27, 2011).
  • Paper
    Bordeau, C., Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, "The Milieu in Baudelaire," Salt Lake City, Utah, (October 22, 2009).
  • Paper
    Bordeau, C., Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, "Gender and Energy in Théophile Gautier," St. Louis, Missouri, (October 28, 2004).
  • Paper
    Bordeau, C., Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, "Why Rachilde Was Not a Feminist," Madison, Wisconsin, (October 18, 2001).
  • Paper
    Bordeau, C., Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, "Heading Toward the Beyond: Gender as Spiritual Space in Balzac's Séraphȋta," London, Ontario, (October 28, 1999).
  • Paper
    Bordeau, C., Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, "The Decadent Power of the Feminine Milieu," Athens, Georgia, (October 15, 1997).