Glenda Cash, MA

Instructor of French


Carnegie 323A

Degrees and Certifications

  • MA, University of Virginia, French, 1970
  • BA, East Carolina University, French, 1962
  • Graduate courses in French at University of Grenoble, France, and Duke University
  • Graduate courses and training in instructional technology
  • French courses at University of Avignon, France 2010


In addition to teaching at Lynchburg College, I have taught elementary and intermediate French at Central Virginia Community College, Randolph-Macon College and beginning through Advanced Placement French language and literature on the high school level.

I served on the committee to write the current Virginia Standards of Learning for Foreign Languages and developed and taught a course in French for customer service staff at J Crew for CVCC. I have done translations for local industries and most recently for the Ota Benga Conference. As interpreter for a Haitian defendant, I helped the defense counsel prepare for the trial and during proceedings in U.S. District Court.

Professional/Research Interests

18th- and 20th-century French literature

Thomas Jefferson in France and the influence of his interest in French culture and language on his philosophy and personal taste.

Courses Taught

  • Culture and Civilization: History of France
  • French Film
  • Elementary, Intermediate French
  • Advanced Language Practice

Personal Interests

  • Music
  • Cooking for family and friends
  • Traveling in Europe
  • Pilates and yoga
  • Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
  • Book group