Brett Wells is a Senior Lecturer, Co-Director of French Undergraduate Studies, Coordinator of the French Language Program and Advisor in the French department. Professor Wells earned his Masters and PhD in French from Stanford University. He has spent considerable time in Québec, and his research interests include Language planning in Québec, Terminology, Francophone Sociolinguistics, and Applied Linguistics. He has taught at Pitt for over 10 years and led numerous study abroad programs to both France and Quebec. In addition to his interests in language acquisition and second- and foreign-language pedagogy, he has also begun work on developing courses focusing on language for special purposes, such as French for the professions, applied translation and language for cyber-security.