Caren Trowbridge

Caren Trowbridge (no photo)

College of Sciences and Humanities, Literature and Languages, School of Humanities

Academic Credentials

BA Art History, Portland State University
BA French Literature, l’Université de Poitiers, France
MA French Language and Literatures, Portland State University


Caren Trowbridge is a professor of French with nearly 20 years experience teaching at the university, corporate and government levels.  She has taught in both American and European schools and received the GWATFL (Greater Washington Association of Teachers of Foreign Language) award for best presentation of classroom pedagogy (2009).  Ms. Trowbridge has also collaborated on several academic translations, namely of the life and works of St. Vincent de Paul with the Société de St. Vincent de Paul in Paris (2007).  Her academic interests include Emile Zola and social (in)justice of the late 19th-century, as well as works written under the German occupation of France from 1941-1944.

Professor Colley-Trowbridge was awarded the 2020 School of Design, Arts, and Humanities prize for excellence in Non-Tenure Teaching.