My main interests are in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature; I work on early prose translations from French and I am preparing a critical edition of a text entitled "Li fatti de' Romani", dated 1313, for the Italian publisher Edizione Nazionale degli Antichi Volgarizzamenti. I have been at Seton Hall since 1992, and before that I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. I grew up in Italy and then lived ten years in French Canada.
I also teach Italian Melodrama and the Medieval colloquium of the Honors Program. I have also taught CORE 1101 The Journey of Transformation and CORE 3101 Engaging the World. I am currently vice-chair of the Faculty Senate and Chair of the Faculty Development Committee and the Faculty Guide Committee.
- PhD, University of California, Berkeley
- MA, University of California, Berkeley
- BA, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
- The Ceramist's Secrets. Florence: Aedo, 2005.
Bollettino dell'opera del vocabolario italiano, 5, 241- 250, May 2000.
"Per un'edizione critica dei Fatti dei romani." Italianistica, Pisa, Italy, 17(3), 401- 411, May 1997.
"A Survey of Pedagogical Software Use in Italian, 1995." Italica, 72(4), 425- 451, December 1995
Awards and Honors
- Seton Hall University Provost Research Grant (2005)
- Seton Hall University Research Council Travel Grant (Italy 2004 and 1997, Berlin 1994, Italy 1993)
- National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on Italian Paleography (Newberry Library, Chicago, 2001)
- Fellow, Villa I Tatti, Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, (Florence, Italy 1999-2000)