Fabrice Jaumont is a scholar-practitioner, award-winning author, non-profit leader, and education advisor based in New York. He currently serves as Education Attaché for the Embassy of France to the United States, a Research Fellow at Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris, and an adjunct professor both at New York University and Baruch College. He is President of the Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities, a nonprofit publishing organization based in New York and Paris. He has published seven books on bilingualism and education, philanthropy and higher education, and cinematography. Jaumont holds a Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education from New York University.
Born in Valenciennes, France, Fabrice Jaumont is a scholar-practitioner, award-winning author, non-profit leader, and education advisor based in New York since 2001. He currently serves as Education Attaché for the Embassy of France to the United States, a Research Fellow at Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris, and an adjunct professor both at New York University and Baruch College – The City University of New York. He is also the founder and President of the Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities, a nonprofit, publishing organization with a focus on multilingualism, cross-cultural understanding, and the empowerment of linguistic communities. He is the host of Révolution Bilingue, a podcast produced by French Morning. He served on the editorial board of NORRAG, the Network for International policies and cooperation in education and training; and contributes to several advisory committees, including the Advisory Council of Department of French & Italian at Princeton University; the Advisory Board of the Online French American Lycée; the Advisory Committee of Universités de Francophonia in Nice, France; the Advisory Committee of the French Heritage Language Program; and the Advisory Committee of Kitchen Connections.
Fabrice Jaumont is the author of nine books which have been translated in several languages:
- Unequal Partners: American Foundations & Higher Education Development in Africa (Palgrave-MacMillan, New York – 2016);
- The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages (TBR Books, New York – 2017) available in 11 languages including الثورة ثنائية اللغة (Austin Macauley, Dubai – 2019)
- Partenaires inégaux: fondations américaines et universités en Afrique (Éditions Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris – 2018);
- Stanley Kubrick: The Odysseys (Book Case Engine, New York – 2018);
- The Gift of Languages: Paradigm Shift in U.S. Foreign Language Education (TBR Books, New York – 2019) available in 3 languages;
- Conversations on Bilingualism (TBR Books, New York – 2022), available in 3 languages
- French all around us, French Language and Francophone Culture in the United States (TBR Books, New York – 2022), co-edited with Kathleen Stein-Smith
- A Bilingual Revolution for Africa (Winter 2022), co-edited with Ayé Clarise Hager M’Boua. Available in 2 languages.
- Multilingual Learning for the Arabic-speaking World, co-edited with Selma Talha Jebril and Carine Allaf (2023). Available in 2 languages.
Fabrice Jaumont holds a Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education from New York University with a specialization in International Development (2014) – his dissertation, Strategic philanthropy, organizational legitimacy, and the development of higher education in Africa: The partnership for higher education in Africa (2000-2010) explores the specifics of a partnership between leading U.S. foundations. It is available on ProQuest.
He was made a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques by the Government of France (2012); nicknamed “The Godfather of language immersion programs” by the New York Times (2014), awarded the Medal of Recognition from the Committee of French-Speaking Societies in the United States (2014); awarded the Prix de la diversité culturelle by the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie and the Committee of French-speaking Ambassadors to the United Nations (2016); awarded the Leader Award of the 2019 New York Bilingual Fair, and awarded NECTFL’s James W. Dodge Foreign Language Advocate Award in 2020.