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Mirta Pagnucci

Mirta Pagnucci

Mirta Pagnucci

Associate Professor, French/Italian

Tel.: (630) 942-3116
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2625C

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Language acquisition
  • Foreign language teaching methods
  • 20th century comparative literature

Recent Courses Taught:

  • French 1101 Classroom and Internet
  • French 2201
  • French 2202
  • French 2251
  • Italian 1101
  • Italian 1102
  • Italian 2201
  • Humanities 1800

Current Projects:

  • Organizing: COD Study Abroad: Bordeaux, France 2013
  • Participating: ICSP: Professional Exchange with China, 2012-13
  • Initiating: COD school wide committee on European Studies, 2012-13
  • Lecturing: Professeur Invitée: University of Toulouse, France, Spring 2013 (12 hrs. of lecture on American culture)

Recent Selected Publications

  • Lingua Links--NIU FL Publication, co-editor 2004-2010
  • C’est à toi, Level One Program Manager (Pagnucci/Farley/Vallencourt)EMC,2007


  • PhD- University of Wisconsin-Madison (Italian-French)
  • MA- University of Wisconsin-Madison (Comparative Literature)
  • BA-Northern Illinois University (French-English)


COD Clubs & Committees & Programs: 

  • C.I.A.O. (Italian Club)
  • La connexion française (French Club)
  • Italy Study Abroad: Siena (2012)
  • French Study Abroad: Bordeaux (2013)
  • Latin America Studies Committee
  • Study Abroad Scholarship Committee

Outside Clubs & Organizations 

  • ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
  • AATI(American Association of Teachers of Italian)
  • AATF (American Association of Teachers of French)
  • ICTFL(Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
  • Alliance Française de DuPage
  • Gli Amici di Naperville

Professional Recognition and awards 

  • Professeur Invitée: University of Toulouse, France, Spring 2013
  • ICISP (Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs): China Exchange, 2012-2013
  • COD Global Initiatives, recipient, 2012
  • Featured in My Suburban Life: “Professor brings students, community home to Italy,”April, 2012
  • Featured in University People and Issues: “A day in the life of UPI NIU Instructor Mirta Pagnucci,” UPI, Spring 2010
  • NIU Nominee for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2010
  • AP Reading Italian, Table Leader, 2009
  • Fulbright Teacher Exchange to Argentina, Universidad de Cuyo, 2008
  • Featured in “Northern Today,” 2008 -