Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Part-Time Lecturer in Italian
B.A., M.A., Università di Torino, Italy
M.L.A., University of Pennsylvania
Daniela Viale teaches elementary and intermediate Italian at Muhlenberg, where she infuses the language classroom with creativity, enthusiasm and competence, and fosters a dynamic, interactive and culturally rich environment. She has previously taught Italian and French at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, taught Italian at Wesleyan University, and coordinated the Italian language programs at both the University of Pennsylvania and Wesleyan University. Professor Viale brings to Muhlenberg her own original intermediate-level Italian curriculum, which she continuously enhances and enriches. She has also developed the course Eatalians: An Exploration of Italian Culinary Culture (part of the Linked Course Exploring and Experiencing Italian Food). Her areas of expertise include language pedagogy, 19th- and 20th-century Italy, and Italian culinary history. She is currently working on a project to design her Open Education Resources for the elementary levels of Italian at Muhlenberg.