Denise Asfar has been Adjunct Assistant Professor of French and Latin in the Department of Arts and Sciences at Westminster Choir College of Rider University since 2001. She holds a Bachelor of arts in Romance Languages and Literature from Princeton University, where she was a winner of the Alden Prize and graduated summa cum laude, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching from Brown University.
Ms. Asfar has worked as an Assessment Specialist at Educational Testing Service since1984 where she has been the recipient of several awards, including the Vice Presidential Award (Division of Teaching and Learning, 2002), and the Corporate Service Award (2001), At the Princeton Adult School she has serves on the Global Institute Faculty (1998- ) and Foreign Language Faculty (1992-).
Ms. Asfar has authored students’ test books and teachers’ testing manuals for several nationally- distributed French textbook series, including Nouveaux Copains (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1988) and Nous les Jeunes (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1989)as well as co-authoring students’ test books and teachers’ testing manuals for Bienvenue and À Bord (Glencoe McGraw Hill, 1997); Notre Monde (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1991). Ms. Asfar has made several professional, literary, and musical translations, including (with Gabriel Asfar) a translation of Maya Roy’s Cuban Music (Markus Wiener Publishers, 2002). She has also authored a chapter of Faces of Islam in Sub-Saharan Literature (Heinemann Educational Books, 1991).