Michel Pichot, Ph.D.

Michel Pichot
Professor of French
(616) 632-2120


Michel Pichot is professor of French and director of the Translation and Interpretation Program. Born in the United Kingdom, he grew up in Algeria, Cameroon, France, Madagascar and the United States. Prior to his appointment at Aquinas College in 2002, he taught at Andrews University (MI) and Clemson University (SC). He is married and has two children.

Dr. Pichot teaches Culture and Civilization of France (WL325), French for Professions (WL413), French Translation: Concepts and Practice (TI415), Theory and Business of Translation (TI405) and a full range of French-language courses from introductory to capstone. He has presented and published research on French social history of colonial Algeria. He is currently working on a book about a Waldensian family who immigrated from the French Alps to settle in Algeria in the 1880’s.

Additionally, Dr. Pichot is the director of the Paris Chamber of Commerce regional examination center located at Aquinas College. He is also a board member of the Alliance Française of Grand Rapids and President of the Chiaroscuro International Film Series.


  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Eastern Michigan University
  • B.A., Atlantic Union College