RESEARCH INTERESTS

Religious Studies; Deep Ecology; Materiality; Animal Rights; Philosophy and Ethics; New Religious Movements; Political Science; Theatre and Film.

EDUCATION
The Open University, UK
Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies, 2011 Dissertation: "Sense of Place and Festival in Northern Italy: Perspectives on place, time and community"

University of Cambridge, UK
Masters of Philosophy, 1993
Thesis: "National Sovereignty and Environmental Conservation in Latin America" 

Georgetown University, School of Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC - 1976-1979
Bachelor of Science in Languages, 1979 
Graduated Magna Cum Laude; achievement award for outstanding scholarship throughout four undergraduate years.  Teaching Assistant in Italian department.

Nyack High School, Nyack, NY – Graduated with honors, 1975

PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Naropa University, Boulder, CO USA – Department of Environmental Studies
Adjunct Faculty in BA Environmental Studies and MA Environmental Leadership 2002-2006; 2012-2014 
BA adjunct faculty for Spring 2015 - Geography, Pilgrimage and Sacred Landscape
Courses taught include: Deep Ecology - 2002-2005; 
Indigenous Models of Leadership and Environmental Justice - 2004-2005\

School of Extended Studies – 2002 to 2006 
Creative Writing; Wicca and Paganism in Today’s World.

(Syllabi and course information available on request; also references from former Chairs.) 

MA Academic Advisor in Environmental Leadership – 2004 to 2006
Advised students on coursework, thesis projects and career planning.
Maintained databases and files on approximately 35 students.

Geography, Pilgrimage and Sacred Landscape; The New Science and its Cultural Implications - 2012-2014 (adjunct sub)

Cherry Hill Seminary – Columbia, SC
On line undergraduate and graduate courses
Adjunct Faculty in Theology and Religious History – Fall 2014/Spring 2015

The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA - Department of Spanish and Portuguese Academic Advisor 2012-2013

Department of Italian - Assistant Instructor 2003-2004

 

The Center for English Studies, NY, NY
ESL courses and accent correction workshops – 1984 to 1988

The Italian School, La Scuola d’Italia,  NY, NY
Elementary school English and adult ESL courses – 1985 to 1986

The Chilean-North American Cultural Institute, Santiago, Chile
Teacher of ESL/EFL; also of personally designed public speaking workshops – 1981 to 1983