The faculty listed here are expected to participate in this fall's program. The list may be altered at the discretion of The CUNY Graduate Center Language Reading Program depending upon enrollment patterns and needs.
CARMEN AVENA was formally educated in Spain, the Philippines, and the United States. She has taught in the leading universities in Manila, in the Foreign Language Institute, and in private secondary schools, and was a member of the faculty of the Academy of St. Aloysius.
PARFAIT KOUACOU has a Master's degree in French Literature from Arizona State University and is a Ph.D. student in French at The CUNY Graduate Center. He has worked as a French instructor, a journalist, and as a Public Information Officer and Human Rights Officer at the United Nations.
WILLIAM PAGONIS received his B.A. in philosophy from Ohio University. He was a student in the Post-Baccalaureate Program in classical studies at the University of Pennsylvania and then became a graduate student in classics at the CUNY Graduate School. He has taught Latin in a New York City high school and is now teaching in a prestigious private school in New York. He also teaches in the intensive Latin/Greek Institute of Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.
ROBERT SCIARRONE received his B.A. and M.A. from N.Y.U., studied in Paris and Siena, and is currently a Ph.D. student at Columbia. He is a professor at Fordham University, having served as Associate Chair and as Coordinator of the Italian Language Program. He has taught at Columbia, Barnard, and N.Y.U. as well as in France.
DIANA TOMAN, whose training has been both in the sciences (Princeton) and the humanities (Fordham University) received her degrees from Fordham University (Psychology and Comparative Literature) and has taught Comparative Literature at Queens College as well as all levels of German (Queens College, Hunter College and Jewish Theological Seminary).