About Me


Ute Lahaie serves as Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. She is also a Past-President of the International Association of Language Learning and Technology (IALLT). www.iallt.org


Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition (Adult Education)
Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany – 1995
Major field of concentration: Autonomous Learning
Dissertation Title: Analysis of Self-study Courses in Foreign Languages with special interest in materials designed for French.
Dissertation director: Prof. Dr. Herbert Christ

Diplom (MA equivalent)
Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany – 1985
Major: French. Minors: French Pedagogy and Russian

Semester Abroad
Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France – 1981/82

Abitur (AA equivalent)
Elly-Heuss-Knapp-Gymnasium, Heilbronn, Germany – 1980
Majors: English and French. Minor: Social studies



Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (2016-present)
Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio

Dean, School of Arts & Sciences (2014-2016)
Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio

Dean of Undergraduate Studies (2012-2014)
Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio

Professor of French and German (2008-2012)
& Chair, Dept. of World Languages (2010-2012)
Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, North Carolina

Associate Professor of French and German (tenured), 2003-08
Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, North Carolina

Language Acquisition Center Director
& Assistant Professor of German (tenured), 1996-2003
Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Adjunct Lecturer, 1995-96
The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, Belton, Texas

Research Associate (faculty position), 1990-95
Institute of French Pedagogy and Literature
Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany

Child Development Center Director, 1987 – 89
U.S. Military Community, Giessen, Germany

Adjunct Lecturer, 1985 – 87
City Colleges Chicago, European Office

Language & Culture Instructor, 1984 – 85
U.S. Army Education Center, Giessen, Germany