Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
B.A., M.A., Università di Torino, Italy
M.L.A., University of Pennsylvania
Daniela Viale is Lecturer in Italian. 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. At Muhlenberg, she teaches elementary and intermediate Italian, where she infuses the language classroom with creativity, enthusiasm and competence, and fosters a dynamic, interactive and culturally rich environment.
Daniela brings to Muhlenberg her own original intermediate-level Italian curriculum, which she continuously enhances and enriches. She has also developed and teaches the course Eatalians: An Exploration of Italian Culinary Culture (part of the cluster Exploring and Experiencing Italian Food). Her areas of expertise include language pedagogy, 19th- and 20th-century Italy, and Italian culinary history.