M.A., University of Kansas, 2010
B.M., Baylor University, 2007
Ashley Rescot is currently an adjunct French instructor at Purdue University Calumet. In May 2007, she completed a Bachelor of Music degree at Baylor University, with minors in both French and English. She spent the following year working in a suburb of Paris, France, as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, during which time she taught English conversation to French high school students. In August 2008, she began a Master of Arts degree in French Literature at the University of Kansas, where she also taught as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for two-and-a-half years. She completed her degree in December 2010, and continued to teach at the university during the spring semester of 2011. In 2009, she received the Ted Johnson Interrelations of the Humanities and the Arts Award at the University of Kansas for which she returned to Paris to conduct research on the collaboration between French authors and composers, including writers Molière and Colette and composers Charpentier and Ravel. In May 2011, she participated as an interpreter in the Futurallia International Business Forum held in Kansas City, Missouri.
Every summer since 2007, Ashley Rescot has returned to her hometown in Wichita, Kansas, to teach language and music classes in the Early Childhood department at Wichita Collegiate School. In August 2011, Ashley Rescot began to teach French at Purdue University Calumet. Her research interests focus on the intersection between language and music education. Having taught both music and language to students ranging from three-year-olds to adults, she has experience working in multiple facets of second language acquisition and music education. She also specializes in performing music by French composers, including Claude Debussy and Lili Boulanger.