Share This Profile
Share this profile on Facebook.
Link to this profile on LinkedIn.
Tweet this profile on Twitter.
Email a link to this profile.
See other services through which you can share this profile.
This profile was last updated on 8/24/12  and contains information from public web pages.

Dr. Julien Lafontant

Wrong Dr. Julien Lafontant?

Professor Emeritus of French and ...

Phone: (402) ***-****  HQ Phone
UNO Alumni Association
University of Nebraska at 60th & Dodge
Omaha, Nebraska 68182
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Ph.D.
    SUNY-Binghamton
Web References
Also awaiting word on Tuesday evening ...
www.omaha.com, 13 Jan 2010 [cached]
Also awaiting word on Tuesday evening was Julien Lafontant, a professor emeritus of French and black studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The native of Haiti was watching television for news about the quake.
"It's really sad because it's a wonderful little country with a wonderful history and everything," Lafontant said.
UNO Alumni Association
www.unoalumni.org, 1 July 2006 [cached]
In an interview with Gateway reporter Angie Schaffer, Lafontant explained his passion for teaching: "Monolingualism is a disease.
...
A native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Lafontant grew up in a world divided by two languages: Creole, the common language, and French, the language of the elite.
...
Lafontant earned his Ph.D. from SUNY-Binghamton in 1976 and was hired by UNO in 1977 as an associate professor in both the foreign languages department and the department of black studies.From 1977 to 1985, he served as department chair for black studies and in 1981 was awarded the UNO Excellence in Teaching Award.
...
Lafontant was promoted to full professor in 1985.He also is a faculty member of the International Studies program and has been consistently active in UNO's Third World Studies Conference.
WOWT | Omaha Haitians Hope For Peace
www.wowt.com, 1 Mar 2004 [cached]
The conflict may be thousands of miles away, but Dr. Julien Lafontant of Omaha is watching closely."It's a country I love very much."Lafontant, a French and Black Studies professor at UNO for more than 20 years, was born and raised in Haiti.Although the country has a history of uprisings, he didn't believe that would happen under Aristide."At the very beginning many Haitians thought Aristide would be a very, very good president.We would have democracy, we would have everything.I was in favor of Aristide at the very beginning."But Lafontant says Aristide ruled more like a dictator and a rebel force, the Chimeres, would do anything for him, including torture and kill his people."With Aristide things were really bad."With Aristide gone, Lafontant hopes for a new beginning.He says that will only happen under a president who cares about the masses and knows how to control them."So if there is no control at all, I would call it a civil war.Haiti will be in blood, I am sure of that."
As the conflict unfolds, Lafontant will hang on to hope, the only thing he can do for the country he calls home."I have to have hope because the country cannot just die like that."Lafontant has distant relatives as well as friends still in Haiti.He said he talked to some of them Sunday morning and they're okay.
Other People with the name "Lafontant":
Other ZoomInfo Searches
Accelerate your business with the industry's most comprehensive profiles on business people and companies.
Find business contacts by city, industry and title. Our B2B directory has just-verified and in-depth profiles, plus the market's top tools for searching, targeting and tracking.
Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Houston | Los Angeles | New York
Browse ZoomInfo's business people directory. Our professional profiles include verified contact information, biography, work history, affiliations and more.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.
zirhbt201304