Professor, World Languages & Literatures
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Spring 2018: Zoom teleconferencing Wednesday 1400-1600 (email to schedule), and by
Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Virginia Main Campus, 1995
Professor Desalvo graduated with a PhD from the University of Virginia in 1995. Specialized
in Francophone literatures, he has published two books, numerous articles and book
chapters on the subject, namely on the work of Antonine Maillet and Claude LeBouthillier.
He has taught French at Saint John's University, Piedmont Virginia Community College,
the University of Virginia and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. His
experience also includes teaching French and English in Taichung, Taiwan.
He is presently Professor of French at SJSU, specializing in Francophone culture and
civilization. He teaches a wide variety of courses at SJSU ranging from undergraduate
language courses to graduate courses on French and Francophone cultures and literatures.
He serves as the Coordinator of the French B.A. and M.A. Programs and supervisor of
the Graduate Teaching Associates. He is also the Faculty Advisor to the Cercle Français