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Ornella Lepri Mazzuca
E-mail:  mazzuca@sunydutchess.edu

                                       Experienced College Instructor With Excellent Student And Peer
                                       Reviews; Personable And Articulate;  Team Player Familiar With
                                       Group Teaching Techniques;  Skilled In Handling Classes
                                       Composed Of Students Of Varying Skills And Motivation;
                                       Sincere Pride In My Teaching Abilities;  Knowledge Of
                                       Latest Teaching Techniques

2001                                MA in Spanish
College of Arts and Sciences
State University of  New York
                                       University at Albany, NY 

1995-1997                        SUNY College at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
                                   Graduate Courses in Spanish Literature 
                                       GPA: 3.9 on a Scale of 4.0 

1984-1990                        Università di Urbino (Italy), Faculty of Modern Languages;
July 1990                         Dottore in Lettere e Filosofia (Doctorate in English, 
                                       French and Italian)
                                GPA: 110 on a Scale of 110 

1980-1984                        Liceo Linguistico di Urbino (Italy), Maturità Linguistica
                                       (Bachelor of Arts Degree in Foreign Languages).


1999-Prsent                     Dutchess County Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY
                         Assistant Professor of  Spanish Languages 

1993-1999                        Dutchess County Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY
                                    Adjunct Professor of Italian, French and Spanish Languages

1995-1999                        Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
                               Adjunct Instructor of Italian                       

1995/1997                        SUNY College at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
                               Adjunct Instructor of  Italian Language 

1994-1997                        The Academy High School, New Platz, NY
                                Foreign Language Instructor - French, Spanish,
                                       Latin and German
1988-1991                        SUNY College at New Paltz; New Paltz NY
                                    Tutored Italian, French and Spanish 

1988-1989                        SUNY College at New Paltz; New Paltz, NY
                                  Italian Language Teaching Assistant 

1985-1988                        Tutored Italian High school students in written Italian,
                                       English, French, German and Spanish

Microsoft Windows - Class Handouts and Test Generation  - Experienced User
Netscape Communicator - Class Material Research  - Experienced User
E-Mail - Various Systems - Communication With Students/Peers - Experienced User

Italian     - Native Speaker
English   - Fluent
Spanish  - Fluent
French    - Fluent
German   - Conversational 

Professional Memberships 

AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) 

AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian) 

HCC (Highland Cultural Center) 

NIDO (Noi Italiani D’Oggi  / We Italians of Today) 

Technology and Pedagogy 

Completion of a professional Web Page set up to help DCC students and community.
The page is complete with syllabi of classes, a self-test bank for students taking the telecourse Destinos in Spanish, links related to grammar and cultural topics and a multi-media page

Professional Papers Presented 

Jan.  1996
NIDO Cultural Series, Poughkeepsie, NY :
Introduction to Italian Modern Writers:  Paolo Volponi

Apr.  1996
Ulster BOCES, New Paltz, NY :
BOCES Sponsored Cultural Awareness Series:  The Italian School System.

Nov.  1998
ACTFL Convention, Chicago, IL:
Paolo Volponi:  Alienation and  Eschatological Process in the
Narrative Structure and as Mirror Image of Social Realities.

Nov. 1999
ACTFL Convention, Dallas, TX:
Francesco Leonetti:  Poet and Prose Writer of Transgression.  

Nov. 2000
ACTFL Convention- Boston, MA :

“Let’s go to Italy”:  A Web Resource Program for students of Italian.
The presentation involved demonstration on the computer of the usage of the virtual itinerary of the program made by students in their first  year of learning Italian.  The project, developed in the Department of Italian at Vassar College for its students, will be accessible to anyone once on the WWW. 

Nov. 2001
ACTFL Convention- Washington, DC.
Construct a Personal Web Page that Allows your Students to Develop Language Skills Through Virtual and Interactive Practive Sections


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September 06, 2005