Ph.D. University of Venice, Italy
M.A. Columbia University
B.A. City College of New York
Areas of Expertise:
Language studies; Romance Languages; German and Russian 19th Century Literature; Italian history; Global Studies
Courses I Teach:
- Conversation Italian
- Grammar and Composition
- Introduction to Italian
- Italian Cinema
- Readings in Italian Literature
- Study Tour in Italy
- Topics in Italian Culture
My research adds new dimensions to my teaching while my teaching provides significant questions and answers for my research. In my classes and in the other courses offered in the Department of Modern Languages & Literature, students can successfully learn a second language, and they are supported by expert faculty as well as by the latest technology features available in Saint Michael's Language Lab and in the classrooms.
I presented during a session on Italian Studies at the 57th annual Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference at the University of Kentucky (April 2008). My presentation was titled "Venezia e Caterina Cornaro, regina di Cipro."
Life Off Campus:
I enjoy learning new languages, traveling, hiking, bicycling, and cross-country skiing. I have run 16 New York City Marathons and about another dozen among Burlington, Stowe, Montreal, Rome and Orlando.