Lionel Gall

Senior Lecturer of French

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Office Location: Swann Building 232
Office Hours: MWF 8:30-9:00AM + 1:15-1:45PM & by appointment
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Lionel Gall, Senior Lecturer of French at Georgia Tech, received a Ph.D. in American Literatures in 2003 and an interdisciplinary pre-doctoral degree on classical and modern European literatures and arts in 1998, from Université Lyon III, Lyon, France. He also holds a French-German Degree in European Business Management (Reims Business School, Reims, France – Reutlingen, University of Applied Sciences Reutlingen, Germany) from the European Partnership for Business Schools London-Madrid-Reims-Reutlingen (E.P.B.S.). He has been serving as the Language Lower Division Coordinator for the French unit since 2005. In addition to serving in various School Committees (Introductory Language Program Council, Strategic Communication, and Review for Promotion and Tenure), he leads the LBAT (Language for Business and Technology) Paris study abroad and immersion summer program. Throughout his years at Tech, he has received numerous teaching awards for excellent teaching. In 2015, he was deeply honored to receive the Teacher of Year Award (non-tenure category) awarded by Ivan Allen College and by its Student Advisory Board. He is a four-time recipient of the Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award (2018, 2016,2014,2013) and a three-time recipient of Class of 1934 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award (2020, 2019, 2011) offered by Georgia Tech’s CETL to those who have consistently scored between 4.8 and 5.0 on the CIOS survey regarding effective teaching.

  • Ph.D. Literatures and Civilizations of the Anglophone World
  • Pre-doctoral degree (DEA) in European Cultures and Identities
  • French-German Degree in European Business Management
Awards and
  • Ivan Allen College Teacher of Year Award (non-tenure category)
  • Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award
  • Class of 1934 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award
Areas of
  • French For Business And Technology


Research Fields:
  • Economic Development and Smart Cities
  • Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy
  • French
  • Instructional Technologies for Foreign Language Acquisition
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Studies Abroad
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Environment
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • European Union Studies
  • Film History and Theory
  • Francophone Studies
  • Globalization and Localization
  • Governance
  • Intercultural Issues
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language and Popular Culture
  • Literature
  • Post-Modernism
  • Sustainability
  • World Literature


  • FREN-1001: Elementary French I
  • FREN-1002: Elementary French II
  • FREN-2001: French Culture I
  • FREN-2002: French Culture II
  • FREN-2005: LBAT Culture & Language
  • FREN-3014: Intro To Contemp France
  • FREN-3017: Paris: Modernity Today
  • FREN-3062: Adv Business French II
  • FREN-3691: French LBAT I
  • FREN-3692: French LBAT II
  • FREN-3693: French LBAT III
  • FREN-3694: French for Business and Technology Abroad
  • FREN-3695: Sustainability in Paris
  • FREN-6503: Professional Portfolio
  • ML-6501: Theory & Foundations Sem