Cinzia Forasiepi


Cinzia Forasiepi
Cinzia Forasiepi




Stevenson 3096-F

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I joined SSU/SOE in 2004 as a lecturer.

Before teaching for the LSEE department, I taught for six years at the University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada. At the Hispanic Studies department I taught first and second year Italian, and in the community education Italian program.

After moving to California I was the director and instructor for the Italian language program of the Italian Cultural Center in Santa Rosa.

I have a B.A. and Masters in Political Science, a B.A. in Translation from Italy. I have a Masters in Reading and Language from Sonoma State University. I have a doctorate from the University of San Francisco in International and Multicultural Education (and Second Language Acquisition).

I have worked as a professional translator for French, Italian and English for numerous years in Italy, Canada and U.S., and for the Italian and French Consulates.

At the School of Education at SSU, I taught courses in second language pedagogy and curriculum planning, I supervised student teachers during their credential program, I taught  for the First Year Experience community.

  • Ed.D Second Language Acquisition/Multicultural – University of San Francisco
  • MA Reading and Language – Sonoma State University
  • BA Translation – University of Perugia, Italy
  • BA/MA Political Science – University of Perugia, Italy
Academic Interests
  • Student Teaching Supervision
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum Teaching/Planning
  • First and Second Language Teaching and Learning
  • Bilingualism
  • Language Structure/Linguistics
  • Structure of American English
  • Social Justice in Education
  • Human Rights Education

Courses taught at SSU:

  • [EDMS 419] Identity and Agency for Socially Just Classrooms and Communities
  • [EDMS 411] Teaching Second Language Learners
  • [EDMS 476S] Part Time Student Teaching Seminar
  • [EDMS 482P Part Time Student Teaching
  • [EDMS 482F] Full Time Student Teaching
  • [EDMS 463] Teaching Reading to Younger Students
  • [EDMS 200] Being a Teacher in Today's Schools
  • [EDUC 250] Becoming a Teacher
  • [EDRL 521A] Language Development: 1st and 2nd
  • [UNIV 150A/B] Identity and Global Challenges
  • Lecturer for Sonoma State University – School of Education
  • Lecturer for University of San Francisco – School of Education TESOL
  • Lecturer for Notre Dame de Namur University – School of Education TESOL
  • Lecturer for University of Victoria – Hispanic a Italian Studies
  • Translator – Italian Consulate – Victoria B.C.
  • Translator – Canadian Government
  • Instructor Italian – Italian Cultural Center – Santa Rosa, CA
Selected Publications & Presentations

Lee, T. & Forasiepi, C. (2016). Cubing the Curriculum for Critically Humanistic and Technologically Sound Literacy Pedagogy. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 2917-2922). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Lee, T. & Forasiepi, C. (2016). Cubing the Curriculum for Critically Humanistic and Technologically Sound Literacy Pedagogy. Society for Instructional Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference 2016.