Educational Background

  • MA in Italian Language and Literature, Middlebury College

Research Interests

  • Italian American studies
  • Italian language pedagogy

Selected Publications

"The Advice Jefferson Never Received: Health Counsel Delivered to Jefferson From His Italian Friend Filippo Mazzei, Two Hundred Years Too Late." 18, no. 2 (Spring 2018). Available at

"Foreign Language and the Globally Competent Engineer: More Than Just a "Soft Skill"" in Online Journal for Global Engineering Education, Vol. 9: Iss. 1, Article 2. Available at:

"The ‘Lost C': Capitalizing on Community Within and Beyond the Italian Classroom" in Italica, Volume 92, Number 2, Summer 2015.


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