Ph.D. Modern languages (Italian & French), Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
M.A. Italian studies, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, and Florence, Italy
B.A. Romance languages (French & Spanish), The University of Maine, Orono, Maine and Brittany, France
Presenting a paper entitled "The Use of Storytelling as a Method for Teaching Grammar Today in FL Classrooms" at NeMLA's 2015 Conference, Toronto, Canada.
Presention of a paper entitled "The Graces:" A Celebration of the Arts Through Poetic Verse at ATINER's 4th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts in Athens, Greece, June, 2013.
"And a Hero Will Save Us; What Do Heroes From Ancient and Medieval Epics Teach Us in the 21st Century?", 2014, article under review.
Other research areas: 19th and 20th century Italian and French poetry and art, including the art and architecture of the ancient Mediterranean world.
"Ossequio alle Grazie: uno studio critico delle traduzioni del "Le Grazie" di Ugo Foscolo nell' America del Nord", article to be available online in summer 2015 through the Italian Studies journal Rivista di studi italiani.
Book (in English and Italian), A Translation From Italian Into English of Ugo Foscolo's "The Graces" (Le Grazie). The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, New York, 2013.
Review (in Italian), Oggi in Italia, by Joseph A. Tursi and Brian Rea O’ Connor, and Parliamo italiano!, by Suzanne Branciforte and Anna Grassi. Italica 79 (2002): 553-54.
“One Step to Nirvana” and “For You, I Shall Weep No More.” On the Wings of Pegasus, Famous Poets Society, 2003.
Italian and French cultural studies and ancient Mediterranean history.
Courses taught: beginner and intermediate level Italian, French, Spanish, and Latin courses; Latin Composition; Italian Conversation Through Culture; Italian Civilization and Culture; Introduction to Italian Literature; Intermediate Readings in Spanish; Ancient Greece; Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations and International Studies 100 (Studies on Italy and France); International Studies 496 (The Art of Louis XIV at Versailles)
Oral Communication and Reading Comprehension in French and Spanish for Bilinguals; and Comparative Literature 408 (Heroic Literature).
Outstanding Teacher Award, Penn State Abington, 2005