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
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

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.

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