Ellen Bailey

Senior Lecturer of French & Spanish
241 Whitesides Hall, CPO 2860

Office Hours

  • Mon: 

    • 11:00 a.m. - noon
  • Wed: 

    • 11:00 a.m. - noon
  • Fri: 

    • 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Additional office hours by appointment. Please contact me via email or before/after class to set up a time).

Ellen has been at UNC Asheville since 2004. She lived in France and Switzerland and has continued her professional development through immersion and study programs in Québec, France, Spain, Costa Rica, Cuba, México, and Panamá over the years, as well as through public health initiatives with the Latino community in Buncombe County. Ellen's teaching philosophy is rooted in language acquisition theory and in the belief that the study of language and culture deepens the understanding of oneself and others.

Ellen also teaches in the Department of Health and Wellness Promotion and has had a lifelong passion for the promotion of health and healthy environments. Along with community partners, she and Amy Lanou collaborated on two grants to assess and improve access to health for the local Latino community: a needs and gap analysis for health programming and the Salsa, Salud y Sabor pilot program at the YWCA of Asheville. Currently, Ellen is a volunteer facilitator for the Tomando Control de su Salud (CDSMP) with Land of Sky Regional Council. 


  • M.P.H. Leadership
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • M.A., Foreign Languages and Pedagogy (French Studies)
    University of Delaware
  • B.S., French & Health and Exercise Science
    Wake Forest University

Courses Taught

  • FREN 110 Introductory French I
  • FREN 120 Introductory French II
  • FREN 130 French for Advanced Beginners
  • FREN 230 Intermediate French
  • SPAN 110 Introductory Spanish I
  • SPAN 130 Spanish for Advanced Beginners
  • SPAN 110/120 Introductory Spanish for Health Professionals I & II
  • HWP 154 Women's Health
  • HWP 190 Introduction to Health Promotion
  • HWP 310 SL: Community Health Promotion: Theory and Practice
  • EDUC 455 Student Teaching and Seminar