Ruth Koizim holds degrees in French from Douglass College (Rutgers University) and from Yale. During her career of more than forty years, she taught French to several thousand students at every level, from true beginners through advanced students embarking upon their first serious exposure to literature in French. At Yale, she co-chaired the Intermediate and Advanced French language course sequence, supervised placement and translation testing, advised students on study and other immersion experiences in Francophone countries, and served as Language Program director. Ms. Koizim has been a member of numerous university committees and served two terms on the FAS Senate. She is also an actor in the Simulated Participants Program at the Yale School of Medicine. Koizim was awarded the Harvard-CUE Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Yale College Prize for Teaching Excellence by a Lector or Lecturer (now the Richard H. Brodhead ’68 Prize for Teaching Excellence by Instructional Faculty), and was named a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French government in 2013. Her interests include language acquisition theory and language-teaching methodologies, accessibility and inclusion, narratives of the German Occupation period in literature and film, and Elsa Triolet and other twentieth-century women writers.