Faculty Fellows

As faculty emerge as leaders in community engagement, the Center for Social Concerns occasionally invites them to become Faculty Fellows. In general, the role of the Faculty Fellows is to link their disciplinary or multidisciplinary expertise with the Center's mission. To this end, they assist the Center to develop community-based learning and scholarship, civic participation, and Catholic social thought across university departments and programs.

 

Requirements

 

2016–2018 Faculty Fellows

 

Silvia Dall’Olio

Assistant Director of the University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway 

Silvia Dall’Olio is the assistant director of the University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway and a lecturer of Italian. She earned her laurea quinquennale from Università di Bologna (Italy), her MA from the University of Notre Dame and her PhD in Linguistics and Second Language Teaching from the Università per Stranieri di Siena (Italy). Her research interests include language learner strategies, language curriculum development in education abroad and the fostering and assessment of intercultural competence, including through community-based learning. Her and her family are members of L’Arche Community in Rome.

 

Theodore J. Cachey, Jr.

Italian Professor

Albert J. and Helen M. Ravarino Family Director of Dante and Italian Studies

Inaugural Academic Director of the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway

Professor Cachey specializes in Italian Medieval and Renaissance literature, in particular Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, the history of the Italian language, and the literature and history of travel. He has authored or edited several books, including Le isole fortunate; appunti di storia letteraria italiana (1994); Pigafetta’s First Voyage Around the World (1995; 2nd revised edition, 2007); Dante Now: Current Trends in Dante Studies (1995); Petrarch’s Guide to the Holy Land (2002), Le culture di Dante (2004), Dante and Petrarch: Anti-dantism, Metaphysics, Tradition (2009), as well as essays and book chapters in Annali d'Italianistica, Belfagor, California Italian Studies, Intersezioni, The History of Cartography, Modern Language Notes, Schede umanistiche, and Rivista di letteratura italiana. He is founder and co-editor (with Zygmunt G. Baranski  and Christian Moevs) of the William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante Studies, and serves on the editorial boards of Letteratura Italiana Antica (Rome), Nuova Rivista di Letteratura Italiana (Pisa), Dante Studies, Italica: Journal of the American Association of Italian Studies (AATI), and Italian Studies: The Journal of the American Association for Italian Culture (AAIS).