Fall 2021 Professional Development Opportunities

Your Instructor

Carmela ScalaDr. Carmela Scala
Director of Italian Language Program
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Carmela Bernadetta Scala received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the City University of New York. Her main field of research is Baroque literature, fairytales, folklore, and dialect literature. She is also interested in contemporary literature and has published a book on contemporary cinema, "New Trends in Italian Cinema: "New" Neorealism." She has also published a book on Basile's Lo cunto de li cunti titled "Fairytales- A world between the Imaginary. Metaphors at Play in Lo cunto de li cunti by Giambattista Basile" and an Italian reader "Un viaggio fantastico nella lingua e nella cultura italiana." Her last article, "Matteo Garrone's The Tale of Tales-Visual Metaphors and Transmedial Storytelling," was published in the book entitled "The Body of Naples: Corporality and Performativity in Baroque Naples" (Lexington Books, 2017). She has published articles on language acquisition in the NEMLA Italian Studies journal. She is the Director of the Italian Language Program at Rutgers University and the study Abroad Program Director. She is the founder and chief editor of the Language Teaching and Technology (LTT). She has won an entrepreneurial grant to develop a Professional Development workshop entirely online for Italian teachers and many other small grants to create innovative online language courses. She received the Rutgers prestigious Ernest E. McMahon Class of 1930 Award for the academic year 2019-2020. She has recently published a book From Design to Teaching: Granting Our Students An Engaging Learning Experience Online (Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2021); and an article How to Foster Equality in The Language Classroom, in "Rhetoric and Sociolinguistics in Times of Global Crisis," (IGI Global, 2021.)
Recently she was elected as the AATI Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative.