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Hélène  N.  Sanko, Ph.D.
Professor of French

Language Section:  French
Languages Taught:   French
Other Languages Read or Spoken:  Ukrainian, Croatian, Russian
Country of Birth:  France


  • M.A., Case - Western Reserve University
  • Ph.D., Case - Western Reserve University
  • Licence ès lettres modernes:  Certificat de Philologie, Phonétique (Pierre Fouché) et Lettres Etrangères (Russe), Université de Paris (Sorbonne)
  • Diplôme d'Ukrainien et de Russe, Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes, Paris

Honors & Awards:

  • N.E.H. (National Endowment for the Humanities) Scholar, 1979 & 1983
  • John Carroll University Grauel Faculty Grant, 1993

Areas of Specialization in Teaching:

Areas of Specialization in Research & Scholarship:

  • Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
  • Twentieth Century literature from France and Francophone countries


  • French Colonial Organization
  • Ukrainian National Women's League of America (contributor to their magazine, Our Life since 1995)
  • AATF: American Association of Teachers of French
  • FCHS : French Colonial Historical Society / Société d’Histoire Coloniale
  • CIEF: Conseil International des Etudes Francophones
  • MLA: Modern Language Association
  • AAASS: American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies

Local Memberships: (and invited guest speaker)

  • (Former) member of the Maison Française de Cleveland
    ( headquarters : Alliance française de Paris, France)
  • (Former) member of the Croatian National Fraternal Union
  • (Former) member of the Cleveland Ukrainian Museum and Archives

Official positions held:

  • Chair of the AATF French National Test Development Committee (2000-2003) – Member (1993-2000) “Le Grand Concours”
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française (1993-present)
  • Contributor to the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History [The French in Cleveland]
  • Contributor to the UNWLA magazine, Our Life (1997- present) UNWLA is a member of the UNA : Ukrainian National Association Inc.

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