Jeff Loughary


Languages Cultures and Religions

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Languages Cultures and Religions
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897


Jeff Loughary holds a BA in French and Spanish from the College of the Ozarks (2003), an MA in Teaching from the University of Utah (2006), and an MS in English Language Teaching and Literacy Instruction from Missouri State University (2023). He is a doctoral candidate in Composition and Applied Linguistics through Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


At Springfield Public Schools, Jeff served as Curriculum Development Committee Chair for World Languages and taught French at Central High School. He has been teaching since 2005 and has Missouri teaching endorsements in K12 French, K12 Spanish, and K12 English Learners.


Jeff teaches French, World Language Teacher Methods, and assists with the supervision of student teachers. He serves as the department liaison for high school dual credit programs in Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese across the state. Jeff is also on the executive board of the Foreign Language Association of Missouri.



  • MS, English Language Teaching & Literacy Instruction, Missouri State University, 2023
  • MA, Teaching, University of Utah, 2006
  • BA, French & Spanish, College of the Ozarks, 2003


  • FRN 101 Elementary French I
  • FRN 102 Elementary French II
  • FRN 201 Intermediate French I
  • FRN 202 Intermediate French II
  • FRN 300 Service Learning in French
  • FRN 316 French for the Professions
  • MCL 100 Language and Culture in Global Context
  • MCL 200 Global Perspectives on Languages and Cultures in Society
  • MCL 413 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages
  • MCL 414 Practice and Application in K-12 World Language Teaching
  • MCL 493 Supervised Teaching Seminar
  • MCL 496 Supervised Student Teaching
  • ENG 690 Grammatical Analysis

Professional experience

  • Consultant for the Show Me Multiliteracy Project, 2022–present
  • Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM) President-Elect, 2021–2023
  • Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM) Northeast Regional Representative, 2020–2021
  • Dual Credit Liaison for World Languages, 2019–present
  • Summer French Camp for children, 2019
  • French, International Baccalaureate Programme, 2010–2019
  • French I and II, Spanish I, 2006–2010
  • Adult ESL, 2006–2007
  • Dual Language Kindergarten Assistant, 2003–2005

Professional affiliations

  • American Translators Association, 2022present
  • Mid-America Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 2021present
  • Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies, 2022present
  • Mid-America Chapter of the American Translators Association, 2021present
  • American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages, 2015present
  • National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Language, 20142015
  • Foreign Language Association of Missouri, 2010present
  • Ozarks Foreign Language Association, 2010present
  • American Association of Teachers of French, 2006present
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, 20062011
  • Utah Foreign Language Association, 20052010

Research and professional interests

  • Multilingualism and multiliteracy in the United States
  • Home language use for content learning and language proficiency
  • Recruitment and retention of language teachers
  • Simultaneous bilingualism vs. sequential bilingualism
  • Overrepresentation of ELLs in special education
  • Intercultural teaching and learning: Development of intercultural and global competence

Awards and honors

  • Jayne Abrate Québec Travel/Study Award, AATF, 2023
  • Français des Affaires, Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the U.S./Boston University/Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce, 2022 
  • Curriculum Innovation Grant, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, 2020
  • Foreign Language Association of Missouri Grant, 2020
  • Improving English Language Teaching-Ozarks, iELT grant recipient, 2019
  • Rebecca and Jean-Paul Valette Legacy Award, AATF, 2017
  • Ozarks Foreign Language Association Grant, 2017
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar - Memories Divided & Reconciled: World Wars I & II in France Today, 2014
  • Ozarks Foreign Language Association Grant, 2013
  • English Teaching Assistantship, TAPIF, Mantes-la-Jolie, France, 2000