Heather A. West
Assistant Professor
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
World Languages and Cultures
Office: Russell Hall 108
Email: hawest@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2516

Dr. West holds a B.A. in French from Birmingham-Southern College, a B. A. in Spanish from Samford University, an M.A. from Mississippi State University, an M.A.Ed. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Ph.D.  from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. She is the Director of the Critical Languages Program and coordinates the Samford in France program. She also sponsors the French Club and Dobro Slovo, the Slavic honor society, and serves as the campus representative for the David L. Boren Awards for International Study and the College Language Association’s Carroll Mills Young Scholarship for study abroad.

Her areas of research include the contemporary literature and culture of Quebec as well as literature in French and Spanish from the Caribbean. She is currently serving as the executive director of the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers and as the state administrator of the National French Contest (Le Grand Concours).

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.A., Birmingham-Southern College
  • B.A., Samford University
  • M.A., Mississippi State University
  • M.A. Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ph.D., University of Alabama