Languages & Literatures
Roberta K. Waldbaum earned a B.A. in Italian and French, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.A. in Italian from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Denver with a cognate in Second Language Acquisition and Language Pedagogy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California. She is an Assistant Professor of Italian in the Department of Languages and Literatures at DU where she is the recipient of the Driscoll Master Teacher Award (1992) and the University's Distinguished Teaching Award (1998-99). She has recently been named as the Anna Maglione-Sie Endowed Chair in Italian Culture. She is the director of the University of Denver/University of Bologna International Center for Civic Engagement in Bologna, Italy where she has been the faculty-in-residence with groups of DU students on three different occasions. She teaches courses in Italian language, literature, culture and cinema and her research, conference papers, presentations, and publications are in the areas of language competencies and study abroad, foreign language pedagogy, Italian and European cinema, the teaching of language and culture, travel literature and film, and international service learning and civic engagement.
Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, University of Denver
19th &20th Century Literature; Italian Cinema; Second Language Acquisition