Simone Pilon serves as Chair of the Liberal Arts Department at Berklee College of Music where she teaches the first-semester seminar, Artistry, Creativity, and Inquiry. Prior to her position at Berklee, she worked for over a decade at a private liberal arts college where she taught French language and literature and built international partnerships and programs. She has been a Fulbright-Hays scholar to Morocco and Tunisia, has published in international journals, and presented at national and international conferences. She has also published a student edition of Louis Hémon’s canonical novel Maria Chapdelaine, with Molière and Company. Simone holds a PhD in Québécois Literature from Université Laval.