The faculty listed here are expected to participate in this summer'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.
MONICA DUCHNOWSKI received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from the CUNY Graduate School. She received her M.A. in French from Washington University in St. Louis and did her undergraduate work at The Johns Hopkins University and at Hampshire College. She has taught in various places in the New York area.
RITA FLEISCHER, Administrative Director for Foreign Languages at The Graduate Center, did her graduate and undergraduate work at New York University. She has taught in the classics department of both private and public universities in the metropolitan area as well as in the Foreign Language Institute. Professor Fleischer is the co-author of several texts and has taught in the intensive Latin/Greek Institute of Brooklyn College and the City University Graduate Center.
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 (fka Diana Tidmore), whose training has been both in the sciences and the humanities, received her degree from Fordham University and has taught all levels of German at Queens College and at Hunter College.