Valerie Lastinger, Ph.D.
Lastinger was a professor of French at WVU for more than 25 years and served as an advisor in the world language department before moving to the Office of the Dean in 2012. As a faculty member, her researched focused on women’s literature, especially children literature, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. For more than 15 years, she also directed a study abroad in France with WVU students, WVU-Vendée. Her area of responsibilities as Associate Dean includes certification of students for graduation, managing the Undergraduate Catalog, hearing undergraduate students’ appeals, recruitment, and New Student Orientation. In this role, she interacts with faculty, department chairs and other administrators at the University.