Simone Pilon serves as Dean of Academic Affairs for Berklee College of Music’s campus in Valencia in Spain, where she oversees four master’s programs as well as undergraduate programs. She is the former chair of the Liberal Arts department at Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, a position she held for seven years. Prior to her position at Berklee, she worked for more than 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 has presented at national and international conferences. She has served as technical reviewer for Cliffs, Dummies, and Everything books, and has 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 and an M.A. in French Literature from McGill University.