Brenda Dyer

Associate Teaching Professor of French

Brenda Dyer

Office: Language and Communication Center 212B
Phone: 215.895.6281


  • MA, French Literature, University of Pennsylvania, 2001

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Language acquisition pedagogy
  • Teaching writing
  • 17th and 18th century French literature
  • Women writers
  • Translation


Brenda Dyer is a lecturer of French whose communicative approach to language teaching is designed to help students develop the linguistic and cultural skills necessary to function in a French-speaking environment, providing them with skills that they can use in their lives after graduation and to help them become better citizens of the world. She has a particular interest in the areas of cross-cultural studies, global competency and French for Business.

Professor Dyer takes a collaborative approach to teaching and is a frequent participant in Drexel Center for Academic Excellence workshops designed to improve her teaching skills. She also has received a certificate in Teaching Business Language from the CIBER program at the Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.