Karen James

Karen James

Associate Professor, General Faculty and Director of the Language Program
375 New Cabell Hall

Fall 2020 Student Hours


First week of the semester: 

Monday, 8/24: 4:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, 8/25: 3:30-5:00pm
Wednesday, 8/26: 12:30-1:30pm
Thursday, 8/27: 3:30-5:00pm 

If you have questions during the first week of classes, please use this Google Doc to sign up in advance for my virtual office hours. Please indicate your email address so that I can send you the Zoom meeting link/ID and password. (I will check the Google Doc regularly, but if you sign up at the last minute, it will also be a good idea to email me directly as well.) 

Regular Fall 2020 Student Office Hours: 

  • Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00pm 
  • Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm 

And at other times by appointment

Please contact me by email (ksj7c@virginia.edu) so that I can send you the Zoom meeting info. 



  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Virginia
  • Master of Arts (MA), University of Michigan System : Ann Arbor
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Virginia

Research Interests

Approaches to teaching world language, teacher education, instructional technology for language acquisition and humanities education, sixteenth-century French literature, history of the book in early modern France.