Cynthia Ruoff

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Cynthia Ruoff (Cindy)
Director of Alliance Française and Affiliate Professor of French
(269) 387-3045
(269) 387-6333
520 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5338
Mailing address: 
Department of World Languages and Literatures
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338
Office hours: 

By appointment

  • Ph.D., French Language and Literature, Michigan State University
  • M.A., French, Western Michigan University
  • B.A., English, Mundelein College of Loyola University of Chicago
Teaching interests: 
  • French culture, language and people

Dr. Cynthia Ruoff is an Affiliate Professor of French in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University.

Ruoff has been teaching French at WMU since 1980. She is a local ambassador of French culture in Kalamazoo. As the president of the Alliance Française de Kalamazoo, Ruoff is responsible for finding ways to bring all things French to the area and organizing events and activities for French speaking (and loving) southwest Michigan residents.