Languages, Literatures and Cultures
B.A., Hofstra University
M.A., Ph.D / ABD, Rutgers University
A native of Italy, Professor Di Candia teaches Italian at Muhlenberg College. For 35 years he has taught Italian and Spanish at various Colleges and High Schools in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. He spent 30 years teaching Italian full time in the Easton Area School District. During his teaching career he has traveled numerous times with his students to Italy.
He was the adviser to the Italian Honor Society (S.O.I.) and also served as Building Representative for the Teachers Association for 10 years. He served on the Multicultural Project for the State of PA to introduce multicultural ideas in the schools curricula and co-authored an article on the importance of multiculturalism in education.
In 1985 he participated in the Summer Seminar for Secondary School Teachers at the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma Washington) under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He studied, researched and wrote about Medieval and Renaissance Autobiography.
He was nominated 5 times on “Who's Who Among American Teachers” and also received the Education Visionary Award (2005) from PBS Channel 39 and the PSEA.