Richard Erable

Dr. Erable is a first-generation American born to French parents, both of whom emigrated to the U.S. before the Second World War. Born in Hollywood, Calif., he moved with his family to Sacramento at the age of 12. Erable earned his bachelor's degree in English from California State University at Sacramento and his master's and doctoral degrees from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. He joined the Franklin College faculty in 2001.

He and his wife enjoy spending time with their families, cooking and dining, and traveling with friends and leading Winter Term travel-study trips for Franklin College students. In addition, Erable is an avid photographer.