Lorraine Denman

  • Lecturer II
  • Coordinator, Italian Language Program


1317 F Cathedral of Learning

Area of Interest

Second Language Acquisition; L2 Pedagogy; Italian Food Studies


EdD, U of Pittsburgh (expected 2020)
MA, Italian Language and Literature, U of Pittsburgh (2004)
BA, Italian and Hispanic Languages and Literatures, U of Pittsburgh (2001)

Research Interests & Fields of Study

Content-Based Instructional approaches; L2 acquisition of Italian morphosyntax; L2 language assessment


  • Elementary Italian, ITAL 0001/ITAL 0002
  • Intermediate Italian, ITAL 0003/ITAL 0004
  • Introduction to Literary Italian, ITAL 0060/ITAL 0061
  • Introduction to Italian Linguistics, ITAL 1032
  • Food for Thought: Italian Food Culture, ITAL 0087
  • Italian for the Professions, ITAL 0100/ITAL 0200
  • Italian Conversation, ITAL 0050/ITAL 0055

Professional Development

  • Fall 2016: Extended Diversity Experience participant (Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development), University of Pittsburgh
  • May-June 2016: Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development, University of Pittsburgh
  • Spring 2014: Speaking in the Disciplines Faculty Seminar, University of Pittsburgh
  • Spring 2011: Writing in the Disciplines Faculty Seminar, University of Pittsburgh
  • Nov. 2010: OPI Rater Certification Training Workshop, ACTFL, Boston, MA

Professional Affiliations