BA, Italian and Spanish, Florida State University
MA, Italian Studies, University of Virginia
PhD, Italian Studies, Brown University
Director of Graduate Program in Italian
Associate Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Participant in UMass' Medieval Studies Certificate Program
Selected Digital Projects:
The Decameron Web, with M. Riva
Pico Project | Progetto Pico, with M. Riva, and its companion site, Conclusiones CM publice disputandae
The Virtual Humanities Lab, with M. Riva
Editor-in-Chief of Heliotropia, a Forum for Boccaccio Research and Interpretation (and official publication of the American Boccaccio Association). ISSN: 1542-3352.
Editor and translator, with F. Borghesi and M. Riva, of Pico della Mirandola's "Oration on the Dignity of Man." A New Translation and Commentary. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012.
Editor, with E. Filosa, of Boccaccio in America. Proceedings of the 2010 International Boccaccio Conference at The University of Massachusetts Amherst. Ravenna: Longo, 2012.
Boccaccio's Expositions on Dante's Comedy. Toronto: U. of Toronto Press, 2009. (Rev. in: Textual Cultures 5.1 : 142-46; The Medieval Review [June 2010]; Medium Aevum 79.2  372; Speculum 86.4  1052-53; Studi sul Boccaccio 39  412-16.)
Concordance to the Decameron (2001).
Keen and Violent Remedies: Social Satire and the Grotesque in Masuccio Salernitano's Novellino. New York: Peter Lang, 2000. (Rev. in: Italica 78.2 : 259-60; Fifteenth-Century Studies 28 : 268-69; Rivista di studi italiani 20.2 : 269-72.
Speculum 79.2 : 541-42; Modern Language Review 99.1 : 214-15.)
Boccaccio, Dante, medieval and early Renaissance studies, the Italian novella, teaching and study of literature in the hypertext environment, Italian historical and descriptive linguistics, language teaching in a communicative context.