St. Bonaventure University


Imhoff, Guy

Guy Imhoff

World Languages and Cultural Studies
School of Arts and Sciences

Professor, World Languages and Cultural Studies (French)
Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences for General Education
Office phone: (716) 375-4038
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  • All levels of French courses
  • ML 300. Introduction to Intercultural Communication 
  • Ph.D., French, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.
  • M.A., French, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
  • B.A., French, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah


  • « Politique et charité dans le Bloc-notes » in Mauriac au monde comme n’y étant pas. L’Association Internationale des Amis de François Mauriac. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2013 : 99-119.
  • « Mauriac face à l’Eglise » in Mauriac dans les Combats du Siècle. Association Internationale des Amis de François Mauriac. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2010 : 133-154.
  • “Les Romans dits catholiques de François Mauriac” in La culture religieuse de François Mauriac. Association Internationale des Amis de François Mauriac. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2008: 149-170.
  • Translation of a book review by Brother Emmanuel Perrier, op Studium Theologiae Provinciae Tolosanae, from French to English. Rewritten Theology: Aquinas after his Readers by Mark Jordan (Oxford, Blackwell,2006). Modern Theology. Vol. 23 no. 4 (October, 2007): 625-628.
  • Book Review in English: “Desire and Persecution in Thérèse Desqueyroux and selected novels of François Mauriac,” by Timothy J. Williams, for Mellen Press website and on flyer sent with books. 2007.
  • “Thérèse Desqueyroux : Le monstre qui n’a pas trouvé le salut” in  François Mauriac: L’œuvre au noir. Association Internationale des Amis de François Mauriac. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2007 :191-216.
  • “Jean Giono.” Dictionary of Literary Bibliography: Twentieth-Century French Dramatists. Vol 321. May Anne O’Neil, Ed. A Bruccolo Clark Layman Book. Farmington Hills, MI: 2006.
  • “Why Are We Teaching Languages?” in Languages in Action: The Learner-Centered Classroom. The New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT) Annual Meeting Series 21, (Fall 2004): 47-50.
  • “La Recherche du Christ  par Thérèse Desqueyroux et ses semblables.” Dalhousie French Studies 57 (Winter 2001): 56-64.
  • “Jeux d’ombre et de lumière dans Les Misérables de Victor Hugo.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies 29. 1&2 (Fall-Winter 2000-01): 64-77.
  • “Figures christiques chez Mauriac: de L’enfant chargé de chaînes à Thérèse Desqueyroux.” New Zealand Journal of French Studies 19: (2) (Nov 1998): 33-43.
  • "Thérèse Desqueyroux, un monstre parmi tant d'autres." Romance Quarterly 38 (2) (May 1991):  157-167.


  • « Politique et charité ». Presented at the University of Montpellier, Journée d’étude organisée par Jean-François Durand et Marie-Eve Thérenty. Salle Jourda du Bred à l’Université de Montpellier III, France. April 2010.
  • “Mauriac et L’Eglise”. Presented in Mauriac et son temps. Association Internationale Des Amis de François Mauriac. Paris, March 2009.
  • “Le Catholicisme de certains romans de François Mauriac”. Presented in « La culture religieuse de François Mauriac » in Paris, France, for l’Association Internationale des Amis de François Mauriac. Dec 2007.
  • “Helping a Diverse Community: Cross-Cultural Views of end-of-Life Questions.” Presented in collaboration with Dr. Joyce A. Joyce and Dr. Barbara Nelson. Conference: “Grace at The end of Life,” St. Bonaventure University. June 20, 2006.
  • “Alchimie et Œuvre au noir chez Mauriac.” Colloque International: Mauriac: L’œuvre au Noir. Association Internationale des Amis de François Mauriac. Institut de France. Paris 12-13 mai 2006.
  • “The Value of Foreign Languages in the job Market.” Western New York Foreign Language Educators’ Council Annual Conference. March 2005.
  • "Promoting the learning of languages among your students.” Western New York Foreign Language Educators’ Council Annual Conference. February 2004.
  • “Preparing Students to Enter Language Classes in College.” Ohio Foreign Language Association Annual Conference in Toledo, Ohio. (In collaboration with Dr. Christopher Eustis, University of Akron, and Dr. Mark Himmelein, Mount Union College.) March 2002.
  • “Panel Discussion on Praxis.” Organization of a panel discussion on the problems encountered by students taking the language exam to be certified in the state of Ohio. Ohio Foreign Language Association Annual Conference in Akron, Ohio. (In collaboration with Dr. Salomone of Kent State and Pamela Greene, President of OFLA.) March 2001.
  • “The First-Year College Foreign Language Experience: What College Bound Students Need to Know,” presented in collaboration with Jean Morris (Muskingum College) and Patricia Brown Yin (Cleveland State University). Ohio Foreign Language Association Annual Conference in Toledo, Ohio. March 2000. Voted as one of the best presentations by OFLA members.  Second presentation of the same topic. Ohio Foreign Language Association Annual conference in Akron, Ohio. March 2001.
  • “How to Improve French Enrollment.” Presented at the Ohio Foreign Language Association Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio, March 1999.
  • “French Enrollment: The Death of an Era?” Presented at the Foreign Language Association of Virginia Annual Conference, Richmond, Va., November 1997.

Awards and Nominations 

  • Award for Professional Excellence in University Service. 2018.
  • The Fr. Joe Diono Award. The Ace Award: Admissions Commitment to Excellence in recognition of outstanding Dedication and Service. Spring 2013.
  • Sponsored Research by Internal Grant to conduct research at Cornell University. Summer 2011.
  • Keenan Grant for research at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. Summer 2008.
  • “Who’s Who among American Teachers.” Nominated by Baldwin-Wallace College student Cynthia A. Dmitriu. Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. September 2004. Baldwin-Wallace College 2003.
  • “Certificate for Positive Force.” Nominated by Baldwin-Wallace College, Regina Carrie Wilson. Association of Students of Color. Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, 2002.
  • “Award for French Club.” Nominated by Baldwin-Wallace College, Ohio, for outstanding contribution to Baldwin-Wallace College. 2001.
  • Working on the article :  "François Mauriac et Benjamin Constant."  
  • Adviser for Men's Volleyball, Lacrosse and Soccer teams
  • Adviser for undeclared freshmen in the Arts and Sciences
  • Adviser for International Studies majors