Ghelli, Samuel

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education


    Degree Institution Field Dates
    PhD  Rutgers University, NJ  Italian  2005 
    MA  University of Florence, Italy  Italian Literature  1994 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College / CUNY  Assistant Professor  Italian and World Literature  September 2008 to Present 
    Kean University, NJ  Assistant Professor  Italian  September 2007- August 2008 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    Montclair State University, NJ  Instructor  Italian  Fall 2006 
    City College / CUNY  Instructor  Italian  Spring 2006-Fall 2007 
    Rutgers University, NJ  Instructor  Italian  Summer 2006 
    Rutgers University, NJ  Instructor  Italian  Spring 2002 
    The College of New Jersey  Instructor  Italian  Fall 2001 
    Rutgers University, NJ  Instructor  Italian  Fall 2000 
  4. Non Academic Experience


    Place of Employment Title Date
    La Scuola d'Italia, NYC  Teacher (Italian and Latin)  September 1994-June 2007 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Assistant Professor  September 2008-Present 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:

      Samuel Ghelli. A Reference Grammar of Contemporary Italian for English Speakers. New York: Bordighera Press, March 11, 2013. 270.

      Samuel Ghelli. AP Italian Language and Culture. New York: Barron's Educational Series, February 1, 2008. 448.

    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Samuel Ghelli. "Lo Spot pubblicitario nell'apprendimento della cultura italiana." Voices in Italian Americana. Vol. 25.1 2014: 3-17.

        Samuel Ghelli. "Da Scampia a Gomorra: Nell'archivio di Roberto Saviano." Esperienze Letterarie. XXXVIII/1 2013: 87-98.

        Samuel Ghelli. "I fantasmi, le ragioni dell’anima e la riscrittura dei Ricordi di un Impiegato di F. Tozzi." Italica. 88: 3 2011: 395-411.

        Samuel Ghelli. "Tozzi e Roma: scelta e rifiuto della città." NeMLA Italian Studies. XXXIII 2010-2011: 1-16.

        Samuel Ghelli. "Roberto Saviano." The Literary Encyclopedia. January 28, 2011: 3.

        Samuel Ghelli. "Intervista a Roberto Saviano." Forum Italicum. 44. 2 Fall 2010: 518-531.

        Samuel Ghelli. "Storia di un'amicizia." Forum Italicum. 44.2 Fall 2010: 343-358.

        Samuel Ghelli. "Attorno all’assenza degli animali: una ipotesi sul Cantico di Francesco." Italian Quarterly. Year XLIV, 171-172 Winter-Spring 2007 (Pub. March 2009): 5-15.

        Samuel Ghelli. "La Favola di Machiavelli: Belfagor Arcidiavolo." Forum Italicum. 41. 2 Fall 2007: 285-296.

        Samuel Ghelli. "Stefanino e compagni. Appunti per una rilettura del romanzo palazzeschiano." Studi Italiani. XVIII, 1 2006: 73-88.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:

      "Annali di Italianistica" 2011 Vol. 29: 554-556.

      "Annali di Italianistica" 2010 Vol. 28: 580-582.

      "Nemla Italian Studies" Volume XXXII (2009 - 2010): 172-174.

      "Italian Culture, The Journal of the American Association for Italian Studies" March 2010 Vol. XXVIII, No. 1: 79-81.

      "Annali di Italianistica" 2008 Vol. 26: 433-435.

      "Annali di Italianistica" 2008 Vol. 26: 577-579.

  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Samuel Ghelli. "Bob Dylan: 60 anni." Freak Out - Online. 2001: .

        Samuel Ghelli. "Selection of Poems." Gradiva. 19 2001: .

        Samuel Ghelli. "Understanding Italian Culture through the Italian Language." NYSAFLT CONFERENCE. CD ROM October 2009: .

        Samuel Ghelli. "Words We Read, Words We Write." NYSAFLT CONFERENCE. CD ROM October 2008: .

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "Uno ‘spot’ per la cultura italiana" April 4, 2014: • NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

    "There is nothing more American than ‘Italian style’ food" April 1, 2014: BMCC (Borough of Manhattan Community College). Invited by the Modern Language Department at the XVII Colloquium of the Modern Languages - From Farm to Table: The Global Culture of Food in New York City.

    "Lo Spot pubblicitario nell'apprendimento della cultura italiana" October 19, 2013: Teaching Italian Culture Conference, Georgetown University, Washington DC.

    "Skills, Strategies, and Directions for the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam" May 15, 2013: La Scuola d’Italia, NYC. Invited by Dr. Anna Fiore, School Headmistress.

    "Why should I take the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam?" May 8, 2013: La Scuola d’Italia, NYC. Invited by Dr. Anna Fiore, School Headmistress.

    "Da Scampia a Gomorra: nel laboratorio di Saviano" May 4, 2012: AAIS 2012 Annual Conference, Charleston, South Carolina.

    "Culture through Language and Language through Culture" January 25, 2012: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.

    "L’Italiano nelle Università americane: l’esperienza di York College" January 19, 2012: ISTITUTO DI ISTRUZIONE SUPERIORE “PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA”, Arezzo Italy.

    "L’Italiano come Lingua Seconda sul territorio nazionale: l'approccio, il metodo e le tecniche glottodidattiche" January 18, 2012: ISTITUTO DI ISTRUZIONE SUPERIORE “ PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA”, Arezzo Italy.

    "Perché Saviano?" April 9, 2011: NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention, New Brunswick, NJ.

    "Il Caso Saviano" October 21, 2010: Invited by Dr. Carol Vasserma, Chair of the Modern Languages Department at BMCC (Borough of Manhattan Community College), NYC.

    "Insegnare Italiano divertendo" June 3, 2010: La Scuola d'Italia. NYCInvited by Mr. Michael Prater, Liceo Coordinator..

    "Italian language: a mirror of a Country Identity" April 10, 2010: NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention, Montreal, Canada.

    "Mid-August Lunch (Preview)" March 4, 2010: Clearview Cinema, Great Neck, NY. Invited as Guest Speaker to present the movie and conduct the debate by The Great Neck Art Center..

    "Understanding Italian Culture through the Italian Language" October 10, 2009: NYSAFLT (New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers) Annual Meeting, Buffalo, NY.

    "Italian proficiency across the three communicative modes (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational)" April 27, 2009: La Scuola d'Italia, NYC. Invited by Mr. Michael Prater, Liceo Coordinator.

    "La Roma di Tozzi" February 28, 2009: NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention, Boston, MA.

    "Advanced Placement Italian: The exam" December 3, 2008: Garden City HS, Long Island. Invited by Ms. Lea Brunetti, Italian Teacher.

    "Language and culture / Language is culture" November 15, 2008: “Ita• Italian Language and Culture Seminar at the Consulate General of Italy, NYC. Invited by Dr. Alfio Russo, Director of the Education Office.

    "Words We Read, Words We Write" October 11, 2008: NYSAFLT (New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers) Annual Meeting, Saratoga Spring.

    "From the Lira to the Euro: a journey through the History, language and culture of Italy" September 12, 2008: Syosset HS, Long Island. Invited by AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian).

    "Conversation and composition methods and strategies for Italian" May 9, 2008: La Scuola d'Italia, NYC. Invited by Dr. Donald Maiocco, School Headmaster.

    "Fra antico e moderno, scenario ideale per la generazione che si affaccia al Novecento" April 12, 2008: NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention, Buffalo, NY.

    "The Reading and Writing sections of the AP ITALIAN" March 29, 2008: NECTFL Conference, NYC. Invited by Dr. Alfio Russo, Director of the Education Office, Consulate General of Italy.

    "Parole da leggere, parole per scrivere" April 1, 2008: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ .Invited by Dr. David Marsh, Italian language coordinator, Italian Department.

    "Pasticciare con le parole: il gioco come sensibilizzazione linguistica" September 21, 2007: Invited by AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian) - Syosset, Long Island.

    "Sull’absentia degli animali nel Cantico di Francesco" May 5, 2007: AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies), Colorado Springs, CO.

    "Stefanino di Aldo Palazzeschi e la terapia dell'Antidolore" April 7, 2000: NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention, Boston, MA.

    "La parabola familiare nei Ricordi di un impiegato di Federico Tozzi" December 4, 1999: University of Chicago: Ab Ovo - Textual Kinship and Genealogies in Italian Culture.

  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

    Accepted to Preparation for Teaching Online: A Foundational Workshop for CUNY Faculty: January 2012.

    Nominated mentor for the Faculty Online/Hybrid Course Program: Summer-Fall 2011-2012.

    Accepted to York College’s first Online-Hybrid Course Development Program: June 2009.

    Nominated for The Cross-Campus Mentoring Program: May 2009.

    Nominated for Election to the Modern Language Association Delegate Assembly: Spring 2008.

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    PSC-CUNY Research Award Program, Centro Studi Palazzeschi. July 2010: 3.000.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Member of the CLT Search Committee: Spring 2014.

      Organized and coordinated a “Study Abroad Presentation” held by Brian Pimentel, a York student who spent the Summer Semester in Perugia, Italy: Spring 2014.

      Faculty development work with adjuncts in Italian: Fall 2008-Present.

      Member of the Curriculum Committee: Fall 2008-Present.

      Member of the Open House Committee: Fall 2008-Present.

      Prepared original posters, flyers, brochures, PowerPoint presentations to promote the Italian Studies program: Fall 2008-Present.

      Revised and prepared new supplemental class material for all Italian courses: Fall 2008-Present.

      Attended the advising week: Fall 2008-Present (with the exception of Spring 2013).

      Represented the Department at the Freshman Orientation: Fall 2008-Present.

      Represented the Department at The York Fest: Fall 2008-Present.

      Participated in the Departemental Open House: Fall 2008-Present.

      Prepared common supplemental class material (powerpoint presentations, audio and video files, quizzes and exams) for all Italian courses: Fall 2008-Present.

      Devised common syllabi for Italian adjuncts: Fall 2008-Present.

      Created for ITAL 101/102/105 a new Textbook and Workbook in an eletronic format available to York students on Blackboard: Spring 2012-Spring 2013.

      Led the Creative Expression area, Flexible Core for Pathways: Fall 2011-Spring 2013.

      Represented the Department at the Accepted Students’ Reception: Spring 2011.

      Chair of the WEB Committee and served as liaison between the Department and the Information Technology: Spring 2010 to Spring 2011.

      Faculty PR of the Department: Spring 2010 to Spring 2011.

      Helped The Italian Club to organize the event "Pomeriggio Italiano": collected prizes, prepared original material and activities for the event: Spring 2010.

      Joined the Poetry Contest Committee and served as a judge: Fall 2008-Spring 2010.

      Created original textbooks and workbooks for all the Ital 101 and Ital 102 courses: Spring 2009.

      Taught a class on Italian food (actual pesto sauce was prepared with students): Spring 2009.

      Revised and prepared new supplemental class material (powerpoint presentations, audio, video files etc.) for all Italian courses: Spring 2009.

      Revised the existing curricula: Fall 2008.

      Checked the inventory in the library and ordered new books necessary for Italian: Fall 2008.

      Created Caffè Italiano, an informal get-together outside of the classroom: Fall 2008.

    2. Service to the School
    3. Service to the College

      Member of the Campus Environment Committee: Fall 2012-Present.

      Member of the Provost Lecture Planning Committee: Fall 2011-Present.

      Member of the Advisory Council of Undergraduate Research Program: Fall 2010-Present.

      Member of Italian/American Heritage and Culture Committee: Fall 2011-Present.

      Judge for the JSHS: Spring 2012-Present.

      Faculty Senate Representative: Fall 2011-Spring 2013.

      Member of the Green Initiatives Committee: Fall 2009 to Spring 2012.

      Volunteered to assist at the Forty Four Commencement Exercises: Spring 2014.

      Judge for The 11th Annual York College mathematics and science exposition: Spring 2014.

      Organized and coordinated in conjunction with the Office of Student Activities the International Food Tasting Day. The event was part of the Cultural Diversity Week: Spring 2014.

      Organized the “The Great Beauty” screening, winner of the Oscar 2014 for best foreign film: Spring, 2014.

      Organized PASTICCERIA ITALIANA: Three sessions to learn how to make Tiramisù, open to York students: Spring 2014.

      Organized in conjunction with the Political Science Discipline the screening of 18 IUS SOLI and INSIDE BUFFALO. The event was supported by the York College Auxiliary Enterprises: Spring 2014.

      Organized the FILM FORUM "Italian Fashion and Food": Fall 2013.

      Judge for The 10th Annual York College mathematics and science exposition: Spring 2013.

      Organized the Film Forum "Fathers and Sons": Spring 2013.

      Organized with Dr. Donna Chirico the concert “Song to The See: The Music of Sicily”: Spring 2013.

      Student’s mentor at “The Fourth Annual Student Research Day”: Spring 2013.

      Mentor for the Faculty Hybrid/Online Course Development Program: Summer-Fall 2012.

      Collaborated with The John Calandra Institute, with Dr. Donna Chirico and Dean William Dinello to organize and hold at York College a week events for “The Italian Heritage and Culture Month”: October 2012.

      Mentor for the Faculty Hybrid/Online Course Development Program: Summer-Fall 2011.

      Collaborated with The John Calandra Institute, with Dr. Donna Chirico and Dean William Dinello to organize and hold at York College a week events for “The Italian Heritage and Culture Month”: October 2011.

      Student’s mentor at “The Second Annual Student Research Day”: Spring 2011.

      Organized the Two Day Event: “Italy and Judaism”: 1. “Italy: A Gate To Israel” (Lecture); 2. “La Vita è Bella” (Italian Movie with subtitles): Spring 2011.

      Organized PASTA 101: Two sessions to learn how to make Fresh Pasta, open to York students: Spring 2011.

      Faculty Announcer at the Forty First Commencement Exercises: Spring 2011.

      Organized (in collaboration with John Calandra Institute and the Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo) and held the event “Exploring Italy” to honor the Italian Heritage Month: Fall 2010.

      Organized the Film Forum "Immigration: Life here and there": Fall 2009.

      Organized the Film Forum "Mafia: Tales of Resistance": Fall 2009.

      Helped The Italian Club to organize the event "Pomeriggio Italiano": collected prizes, prepared original material and activities for the event: Spring 2010.

      Organized the screening of the new Italian film "Mid-August Lunch" and conducted a discussion: Spring.

      Member of the Keystone in Arts of Expressions FIG Committee: Spring 2009 to Spring 2010.

      The Italian Club "L'Angolo" adviser: Spring 2010.

      Participated to the “Evaluation Interview Questions” for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL): Spring 2010.

      Student’s mentor at “The First Annual Student Research Day”: Spring 2010.

      Organized the Fil Forum "La Nuova Famiglia Italiana": Spring 2009.

      Organized the Film Forum "Italian Landscapes": Fall 2008.

      Member of Information Literacy FIG Committee: Fall 2008.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University

      Member of the Italian Language Advisory Council (ILAC) at The Calandra Institute; Vice-chair (Spring 2012-Spring 2013): Spring 2010 to Present.

  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      ITAL 201 Guided Study in Italian Language 
      ITAL 400 Individual Study 
      HUM 221 WI (F2F, Hybrid, and Online) Pictures of Italy: A Journey into Modern and Contemporary Italy through Films 
      WLIT 201 WI Literature of the Western World Through the Renaissance 
      ITAL 105 (F2F and Hybrid) Intermediate I 
      ITAL 101 (F2F and Hybrid) Elementary Italian I 
      ITAL 102 (F2F and Hybrid) Elementary Italian II 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      Food Studies Minor, FOOD STUDIES MINOR (New Interdisciplinary Minor).

      Italian Studies Minor, ITALIAN STUDIES MINOR (Changes in Existing Program).

      The Language of Food, HUM 305 (New Course: this course can be offered as a F2F course or as a fully online asynchronous course).

      Fashion, Italian Style, HUM 245 (New Course: this course can be offered as a F2F course or as a fully online asynchronous course).

      Food is culture: The Success of 'Made in Italy', HUM 240 (New Course: this course can be offered as a F2F course or as a fully online asynchronous course).

      Divine Comedy in Translation, WLIT 230 (New Course).

      Pictures of Italy: A Journey into Modern and Contemporary Italy through Film, HUM 221 WI (New Course: this course can be offered as a F2F course, a hybrid course, or as a fully online asynchronous course).

      Guided Study in Italian Language, ITAL 201 (New Course).

      Italian Culture and Civilization, HUM 350 (Changes in Existing Course: This course can be offered as a F2F course or as a fully online asynchronous course.).

      Intermediate I, ITAL 105 (Changes in Existing Course: This course can be offered as a F2F course, a hybrid course, or as a fully online asynchronous course).

      Elementary Italian II, ITAL 102 (Changes in Existing Course: This course can be offered as a F2F course, a hybrid course, or as a fully online asynchronous course).

      Elementary Italian I, ITAL 101 (Changes in Existing Course: This course can be offered as a F2F course, a hybrid course, or as a fully online asynchronous course).

      The Literature of the Western World through the Renaissance, WLIT 201 WI (Changes in Existing Course: this course was made Writing Intensive).

      The Italian Experience in America, HUM 250 WI (Changes in Existing Course: this course was made Writing Intensive).

Ghelli, Samuel
 

Ghelli, Samuel
Assistant Professor
Foreign Languages