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Department of

Languages and Literatures

Faculty of the Italian Program

Loredana Di Martino

Loredana Di Martino, PhD

Director of Italian/Italian Studies
Assistant Professor
ldm@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2746

Office: Founders 144-A

Office Hours: None

Loredana Di Martino joined the faculty in 2010. She teaches Italian language, culture, and literature, as well as interdisciplinary courses in Italian and Italian American studies. Previously, she held positions at Georgetown University and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary Italian literature, the intersection between literature and philosophy, critical theory, and cultural studies. She is also Chapter advisor for GKA (The National Italian Honor Society) and faculty advisor for USD’s Italian Language and Culture Organization (ICLO).

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Beatrice Hepp

Beatrice Hepp

Adjunct Instructor, Italian
bhepp@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7872

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: None

5Professor Hepp has taught Italian language and culture at USD since 1994. She has also taught Italian at other local institutions such as San Diego State University, and Grossmont Community College, among others.

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Hélène Laperrousaz, PhD

Professor Emerita, Italian

Emanuela Patroncini

Emanuela Patroncini

Adjunct Instructor, Italian
eboswell@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2398

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: None

Emanuela Patroncini has been an Italian instructor at USD since 2002. She teaches lower and upper division classes.

Born and raised in Italy, she is enthusiastic about sharing the language, culture and way of life of her country. Her classroom ischallenging but offers a supportive environment that promotes peer cooperation and stimulates learning.

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Ilaria Tabusso-Marcyan

Ilaria Tabusso-Marcyan

Adjunct Instructor, Italian
itabusso-marcyan@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5944

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: None

Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan joined the Department of Languages and Literatures in 2014. She has taught Italian language and culture courses at all levels in the Department of Linguistics at UCSD, UCSD Extension, and at Grossmont Community College. Her area of study is 20th Century Italian literature and cinema, with specific interests in the literature of the Resistance, environmental literature, and eco-criticism.

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