B.A. William Paterson University
Teaching Fellowship, William Paterson University, N.J.
M.A. William Paterson University/Language Communications & Linguistics
M.A. Equivalency, Teachers College Columbia University, N.Y.
Post Graduate: New York University Program at Oxford, England
Continuous Post Graduate Study

Academic Experience: 

Taught at the following colleges and universities:
Wm. Paterson University, City University of New York, Farleigh Dickinson University, University of Puerto Rico, Sonoma State University, and Santa Rosa Junior College.

Born in New Jersey, land of Allen Ginsberg, William Carlos Williams, Norman Mailer, Dorothea Lange, Dorothy Parker (Rothschild), Frank Sinatra & Jon Bon Jovi

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Literature, Writing & Reading, Linguistics,Teacher Training, Cultural Studies, Romance Languages, Art & Theater

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

Work Experience, Student-Volunteer Program, for Student Services
Hospice Volunteer/ Petaluma
Human Resource Committee for the Petaluma Health Center
Puente Instructor for the State of California
North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation
Italian Federation/Santa Rosa.
American Association of University Women/AAUW, Vice President of Programming

Honors and Awards: 

Teaching Fellowship, Wm. Paterson University
Sonoma State University, Outstanding Dedication and College Service 1989
Excellence in Teaching/WHM Committee Petaluma Campus
Excellence in Teaching for the Puente Project, 1990
Unsung Hero, SRJC 1998
Excellence in Teaching Puente, 2008
Frida Kahlo Puente Award, 2008