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Santa Casciani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Italian
Director Bishop Pilla Program in Italian-American Studies


 Languages Taught:  Italian
 Other Languages Read or Spoken:   Spanish
 Country of Birth:  Italy

 Education:

  • B.A.,  St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
  • M.A., Ohio State University
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

 

 Fellowships, Honors & Awards:

    

1985

Alpha Mu Gamma (National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society)

1987

Alpha Sigma Lambda (National Continuing Education Honor Society)

1987

The Zelda Lions Award in the Humanities (Saint John Fisher College)

1989

Summer Scholarship to the Università degli studi di Genova

1990

Summer Scholarship to Siena

1990

Italian Civic League, Rochester, NY

1991

Foreign Travel Award (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

1991

Excellence in Teaching Award (The Graduate School - University of Wisconsin Madison)

1992

Fulbright Travel Grant

1996

Research and Graduate Studies Office - Penn State

1996

The Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies - Penn State

1996

The American Council of Learned Societies

1996

The Office of International Cooperative Programs - Penn State

1997

Research and Graduate Studies Office - Penn State (Course release to work on The Fiore manuscript)

1997

The Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies - Penn State

1997

The Office of International Cooperative Program - Penn State

1997

The Schreyer Institute for Innovation in Learning - Penn State

1997

American Philosophical Society

1998

Nominee - Council for International Exchange of Scholars - Junior Research Award under the 1998-99 Fulbright Program with Italy

1998

National Italian American Foundation

1998

The Office of International Cooperative Program - Penn State

1998-99

Fellow, Gladys Krieble Delmas/American Council of Learned Societies

1999

American Philosophical Society

1999

Named in Who's Who Among America's Teachers

 Areas of Specialization in Scholarship & Research:

  • Dante
  • The Franciscans
  • Medieval Preaching
  • The Italian Renaissance
  • Italian-American Literature
  • Pedagogy

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