Administrative Team

Laurence Royer-Lemaire

Administrative Director (Paris)

Martine Guyot-Bender

Resident Director (Paris) 2024-2025 / General Director (Hamilton Campus) 2022-24

Tom Eisenchteter

Student Life Assistant (Paris)

Taylor Burdette

Senior Coordinator Hamilton in France (Hamilton Campus)

Kashia Pieprzak

Resident Director (Paris) 2023-24


HiF operates under the supervision of Hamilton's Department of French and Francophone Studies and the office of Global Education, in consultation with the Academic Council of Hamilton College. HiF  is fully accredited and periodically reviewed by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Hamilton College French professors, and occasional guest faculty/directors from other Liberal Arts Colleges, direct the program on a rotating basis. The resident director in Paris is in permanent contact with Hamilton to ensure that Hamilton standards, philosophy and policies are maintained. Supporting each director is a team of professionals from the United States and France who have substantial experience in international undergraduate education. 

HiF also requires its students to register with the American Embassy in Paris immediately upon arrival.

Note that HiF  is one of the founding members of the Association de Programmes Américains en France (APUAF), whose role is to monitor unusual situations in France, and provides broad information and guidelines for all US programs in France. 

Active Directors

Kashia Pieprzak

Guest Director. Professor of French and Comparative Literature. Williams College. M.A. University of Michigan. Ph.D. University of Michigan. HiF Director 2023-24. 

Cheryl A. Morgan

Professor of French, Hamilton College; A.B., Dartmouth College; M.A. Middlebury College; Ph.D., Columbia University. HiF director: 2022-23; 2016-17, 2012-13, 2009-10, 2002-03, 1998-99, 1993-94.

Martine Guyot-Bender

Professor of French, Hamilton College; Licence Université de Metz; A.M. and Ph.D., University of Oregon. HiF director: 2021-22; 2018-19, 2014-15, 2011-12, 2007-08, 2006-07, 2001-02, 1997-98, 1992-93.

Alexandre Dauge-Roth

Guest director. Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Bates College; Ph.D University of Michigan. HiF director: 2019-20.

Paris Staff

Past Directors

Roberta Krueger, 2017-18, 2013-14; 2010-11; 2005-06; 2004-05; 2000-01; 1996-97; 1991-92; 1987-88; 1983-84. B.A. Wesleyan University; M.A. University of California at Santa Cruz; Ph.D. University of California at Santa Cruz

Joseph E. Mwantuali, 2015-16, 2008-09; Professor of French, Hamilton College; B.A. and M.A., University of Zaire; M.S. Southern New Hampshire University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

John C. O'Neal, 2003-04, 1999-2000, 1995-96, 1994-95, 1990-91, 1986-87; Professor of French, Hamilton College; A.B., Washington and Lee University; A.M., Middlebury College; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Rouben C. Cholakian, 1989-90, 1985-86, 1981-82, 1977-78, 1973-74, 1969-70, 1965-66; Professor of French, Hamilton College (1957-96).

James B. Davis, 1988-89, 1984-85, 1980-81, 1976-77, 1972-73, 1968-69, 1964-65, 1963-64; Professor of French, Hamilton College (1958-91).

Marcel I. Moraud, 1978-79, 1974-75, 1970-71, 1966-67, 1961-62, 1957-58; Professor of French, Hamilton College (1950-82); Marcel Moraud founded the Hamilton College Junior Year in France and was its first administrator (1980-82).

Franklin G. Hamlin, 1979-80, 1975-76, 1971-72, 1967-68, 1962-63, 1958-59; Professor of French, Hamilton College (1949-80).

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