Recent Awards, Grants & Professional Activities

Recent Awards

  • Faculty Development Grant to conduct research on Anna Banti, Summer 2013.
  • SOTL/Pedagogy Grant (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) to attend a workshop on Assessing Writing in the Foreign Language Curriculum at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Convention, Philadelphia, PA, November 15-18, 2012.
  • Faculty Development Grant to conduct additional research and prepare a manuscript for publication entitled “The View From Africa: Edmondo De Amicis and the Formation of a National Identity in Post-Unification Italy”, Summer 2011.
  • Faculty Development Grant to conduct research on folk ethnography in Val Resia, Italy, Stonehill College, 2010.
  • Stonehill Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Travel Grant to attend American Association of Italian Studies (2009)
  • Invited speaker at the Dante Alighieri Society of Boston, Cambridge, MA, on "Cooking and Conviviality in Nineteenth Century Italian Literature." Organized by Dr. Anna Quadri, Director of the Dante Alighieri Society. (2009)
  • SOTL Grant Recipient, Stonehill College (2008)
  • Canadian Society for Italian Studies, nominated for Secretary (2006)
  • Invited Speaker at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (2006)
  • Invited Speaker at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2006)
  • Grant Recipient to develop Italian Placement Testing Materials, Massachusetts Department of Education (2003)
  • Invited Speaker at Wheaton College, Norton, MA (2002)
  • Summer Grant Recipient, Stonehill College (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005)