- B.A in Humanities, Bluefield State College, 2011
- M.A in French, Ohio University, Athens, 2014
- M.A in African Studies, Ohio University, Athens, 2014
Vieux Touré earned his diploma of literary studies, and, concomitantly, got admitted to the faculty of sciences and technology of education to complete his junior high school teaching certificate. As a transfer student, he was a Fulbright undergraduate scholar at Bluefield State College, WV, where he served as a senator in the student government association. He completed his bachelor of arts (honors) in humanities with an English specialization. Vieux holds a dual master’s degree in French and African studies at Ohio University, Athens. He taught French at North Gaston High School in Dallas, NC before joining Penn State. His research interests explore, among other areas, African francophone literatures and philosophies, postcolonial theory, and transnationalism.