Dr. Wellington holds her doctorate from Harvard University, and she has experience teaching courses on all levels of French language and literature, undergraduate to graduate. She is a specialist in the literature of the Enlightenment and has concentrated her research in the theater and prose fiction of that period. In addition to her book on the theater of Voltaire, she has published articles, both in English and French, on various works of prose fiction in such journals as Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, The Australian Journal of French Studies, Dalhousie French Studies, and Romance Quarterly. Her current research centers on the same area of concentration. She is also a regular participant, often by invitation, in conferences on eighteenth-century studies, she has served on the editorial board of four professional journals, and she maintains membership in numerous professional organizations.