Paola Giuli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: Bellarmine 321
Phone: 610-660-1856
Fax: 610-660-2160


Ph.D., Rutgers University

MA at Rutgers University

MA at American University

Laurea at Universita` la Sapeinza, Rome

Courses Taught

Dr. Giuli is the faculty advisor for Italian majors and minors.

She regularly teaches Intermediate Italian I & II, Italian Conversation and  Italian Composition. She also teaches a wide variety of upper-division courses, including Advanced Italian Conversation and Composition, From Novel to Film, Images of Rome in Literature and Film, Italian Society in the Media, Italian Cinema from Neorealism to the Present, and Women’s Voices in Twentieth-Century Italian Fiction.

She was featured in an April 2010 issue of The Hawk  for her adoption of Skype to facilitate communication with native Italian speakers. A quote from the article, "A Saint Joseph's University professor is bringing Italy to Hawk Hill one teleconference at a time." To read the full story, click here.

In the Spring of 2011 Dr. Giuli was instrumental in organizing four workshops benefiting current and future teachers of Italian at the middle and high school levels.  The workshop series, titled “Teaching Italian Today: Language, Culture and Technology.” addresses the cultural, linguistic, and pedagogical aspects of teaching Italian, covers the latest trends in language teaching, and provides an updated image of Italy in the 21st century. For more information, click here.


Dr. Giuli’s teaching and research interests include:

  • History of Women Writers and Intellectuals
  • Eighteenth-Century Women Writers and Intellectuals
  • Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Eighteenth-Century Italian Culture
  • Twentieth-Century Women Writers
  • Italian Film

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Educational Leadership
  • Expertise: Executive Education, Business Strategy, Organization Development, Port Authority Issues, Ireland and Chile, Photography, Landscape and Travel
  • Expertise: Leadership, Strategic Planning, Collegiate Athletic Management
  • Expertise: Religion in Pop Culture, Religion in Television/Feature Film/Literature, Social Justice
  • Expertise: Fire Management and Prevention, Emergency and Disaster Management, Public Administration Policy, Local Government
  • Expertise: Service Quality, Organizational Development and Effectiveness, Quality Improvement, Team Building, Local Health Care, Customer Service
  • Expertise: France, French Culture, Contemporary French-Speaking World, Literature in French, 19th-Century French History
  • Expertise: Psychology of Religion, Prosocial Behavior, Ethical Behavior, Altruism, Moral Development
  • Expertise: Food Marketing, Consumer food shopping trends, Food company strategy, Supermarket practices
  • Expertise: Mexican History and Politics, Latin American History, U.S. Policy toward Latin America
  • Expertise: American Zoos, American Pop Culture, Environmental History, Animal Studies
  • Expertise: Food Retailing, Hunger and Hunger Relief