Contact Us

Our main offices are on the 13th floor of the Cathedral of Learning, which is at the corner of Bigelow Boulevard and Forbes Avenue.

For maps and directions to campus, see the University's Virtual Tour.

Mailing Address

Department of French and Italian
University of Pittsburgh
1328 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Main phone number:

Fax number:

E-mail address:

For inquires about the French Graduate Program: Prof. Giuseppina Mecchia at

For inquires about the Italian Graduate Program: Prof. Lina Insana at

For a complete listing of our department faculty, staff, and graduate students view the people page.

Department Principals

Department Chair: Lina Insana

Department Administrator: Monika Losagio

French Program Coordinator: Brett Wells

Italian Program Coordinator: Lorraine Denman

Directors of Undergraduate Studies, French: Brett Wells (major last names A-M) and John Walsh (major last names N-Z)

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Italian: Francesca Savoia (all majors)

Director of Graduate Studies, French: Giuseppina Mecchia

Director of Graduate Studies, Italian: Lina Insana​

Assistant to the Directors of Graduate Studies: Keanna Cash