Francesca C. Howell PhD
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
The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA - Department of Spanish and Portuguese Academic Advisor 2012-2013
Naropa University, Boulder, CO USA – Department of Environmental Studies
Adjunct Faculty in Environmental Studies 2002-2006; 2012-2013 BA and MA
Courses taught: 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.
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