Gerry Brault '50

Gerard Brault, Ph.D. AP’46, ’50

Gerard Brault, Ph.D. AP'46, '50 is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor Emeritus of French and Medeival Studies at Pennsylvania State University and Fellow Emeritus of the Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies. An internationally known authority on Old French literature, he began his teaching career as a fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in 1954. Brault was a Fulbright fellow in France in 1956-67 and earned his Ph.D. from UPenn in1958. After teaching French for two years at Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME), he moved on to Penn State and taught French there from 1959 until his retirement in 1997. He made numerous contributions of his expertise during his tenure at Penn State. Brault authored several books, including The Song of Roland: An Analytical Edition (named outstanding book Choice in 1979) and has contributed many articles to professional journals and received recognition and awards for his service, accomplishments and contributions to various professional associations and boards. He is listed in the 2012 edition of Who's Who in America. Gerard resides in State College, PA. He and wife Jeanne have three children.

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