Michael Berta is an emeritus faculty member of the UNCSA Division of Liberal Arts who taught French from 1984–2013.

Credentials include: B.A. (summa cum laude), University of Massachusetts, 1980; M.A. (Phi Sigma Iota), Boston University; Ph.D., Queens University, Kingston, Canada, in 19th Century French Literature (Naturalism and Emile Zola). He also studied Protestant theology at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes at the Sorbonne and Art History at the Ecole du Louvre. Awards included: Prix de la Ville de Colombes, 1963, in painting; Prix Santiago Vilas, 1983, for best essay of the year written in a romance language in an American University; Merit Award for Outstanding Research, 1993-1994; and a UNCSA Excellence in Teaching award, 2000.


Ph.D. 19th Century French LiteratureQueens University, Kingston, Canada

M.A. (Phi Sigma Iota)Boston University

B.A. (summa cum laude)University of Massachusetts