Francesca Mirti, DA

About Francesca Mirti, DA

Dr. Francesca Mirti, educator and researcher, holds a doctorate from Stony Brook University. Before coming to CDU she taught for 10 years at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is currently in Spain completing a Master’s degree for American educators of Spanish. She is currently collaborating with the Serafic Province of the Immaculate Conception of the Italian Capuchins to transcribe and translate from Spanish the pastoral letters of Mons. Eusebio S. Mari, Apostolic Vicar in Colombia from 1954 to 1965.
Dr. Mirti has taught Italian and French at Baylor University, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, Penn State, the Colorado College, The College of New Jersey, and the University of Texas at Austin. She also coordinated a lower division of Italian at Texas Tech University. Her main research interest focuses on the development of innovative methods to impact learning effectiveness and increase intercultural competence. She authored and organized an international conference, In Nova Azione, calling for unique instructional approaches to bring liveliness to foreign language studies in North America and presented, internationally, studies on foreign language learning through sport, performing arts, digital communication, food practices, and international cultural events where learners employed the target language with natives beyond the classroom.

 

Education:

“Laurea di Dottore” (Foreign Languages and Literatures) University of Bologna, Italy
M.A. (Spanish Language and Cultures) University of Salamanca, Spain
D.A. (Foreign Language Education) Stony Brook University, New York

Area of Teaching Specialization: Foreign Language Pedagogy and Spanish

Course Level: Undergraduate
Courses Taught: SPAN 101 Conversational Spanish for Ministry I; SPAN 201 Conversational Spanish for Ministry II