UC Blue Ash College

Faculty Spotlight: Jody Ballah

Jody Ballah headshot

When did you start at UCBA and what are your responsibilities?

I started at UCBA as a professor of French in 2008. I am responsible for the French program - setting the schedule for courses, proposing new courses and teaching all levels of French at UCBA. I am also responsible for the UCBA French study abroad program to Québec, Canada as well as the Tournées French Film Festival. Since 2018, I am also a UCBA Faculty Honors Advisor.

What is your favorite thing about working/teaching at UCBA?

I really enjoy working with the students and getting to know them in my classes. Because French is not a common foreign language in Cincinnati, I enjoy introducing my students to the language and the culture through experiential activities both on campus and abroad in Canada and France.

Jody Ballah teaching a class

Do you have any hobbies or are there activities that your pursue outside of work?

I like to travel, read, write poetry, paint water colors and play golf when I can.

What is one interesting fact about you?

I have visited all 50 states - which I think is rare for a Canadian!


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