Three at College Houses
Dr. Adrianne Andrews comes to Penn from the University of Pittsburgh, where she served as assistant professor of Africana Studies since 1994. She earned her doctorate in anthropology at Northwestern University (1989) and has been a member of the faculty at both Smith College (1988-1993) and Roosevelt University (1985), and has supervised field coursework for the Summer Ethnographic Field School of Northwestern University (1984). She currently holds the Constance E. Clayton Postdoctoral Fellowship in Urban Education, under the direction of Dr. Diana Slaughter-DeFoe, in GSE.
Dr. Andrews is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Ford Foundation Postdoc-toral Fellowship for Minorities; the Jean Picker Faculty Fellowship at Smith College; the Smith College Mendenhall Fellowship for Minority Scholars; and an NEH Summer Seminar at Columbia College in Chicago. She is the co-editor of Language, Rhythm and Sound: Black Popular Cultures Into the 21st Century, published by the University of Pittsburgh (1997). She also serves as a Commonwealth Speaker for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, delivering presentations on the life and work of anthropologist and folklorist, Zora Neal Hurston.
Currently, Dr. Andrews is writing Academic Women Speak: Multicultural Narratives on Love, Marriage and Career among Women in Academe, expected to be released this November. Among the topics of her published works are the folkloric "rituals" of black women's transgender talk; professional development and "singlehood" of black women in academia and Navajo culture.
Dr. Andréa Grottoli is a new member of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences faculty. Dr. Grottoli comes to Penn from the University of California, Irvine, where she was a Dreyfus Post-doctoral Fellow. She earned a B.Sc. in Biology in 1992 at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Houston in 1998. Her chief research interests are tropical paleoclimatology/paleoceanography, light isotope ratio mass spectrometry, coral reef ecology and conservation, and coral bleaching and physiology.
Dr. Grottoli has taught courses on evolution, invertebrate zoology, nutrition, and ecology at California State University, Los Angeles; Concordia University in Irvine; the University of Houston; and the University of California-Irvine, and has lectured on coral skeletons at Columbia, Penn and the University of Washington among others. She has published articles in oceanography, marine biology, coral reefs, and is currently preparing a chapter entitled, "Climate: Past Climate From Corals," for the Encyclopedia of Ocean Studies, Academic Press, London. In addition, Dr. Grottoli has published over a dozen abstracts from conferences held by professional societies such as the American Geophysical Union (1998, 2000) and the International Coral Reef Symposia in both Bali (2000) and Panama (1996). Among the funded grants and fellowships she has been awarded, the most recent is an award from NOAA Global Programs (1999-00) for research on zonal currents in the central equatorial Pacific.
Dr. Frank Pellicone received his B.A. from Cornell University in 1986 and an M.A., M.Phil. at Yale University, completing a Ph.D. in the Dept. of Italian Languages and Literature in 1994. He comes to Penn from the State University of New York, Buffalo, where he served as director of Undergraduate Studies in Italian, coordinator of the Italian Language program, and faculty advisor to the Italian Student Association. From 1996-98 he was the co-director of "Language Across the Curriculum" designed to integrate language instruction in nontraditional language courses across the SUNY system. In 1996, he received the Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award.
At Yale, Dr. Pellicone served as President of the Graduate-Professional Student Senate from 1991-93. In 1990-91, he received a Fulbright Travel Grant to conduct a research project on the commentaries of Cristoforo Landino on the Divinia Commedia and their influence in shaping the poetics of Renaissance Florence.
Dr. Pellicone has taught such courses as "Renaissance Language and Vision;" "Petrarch and Boccaccio;" "Italian Renaissance Drama;" and various undergraduate and graduate seminars on the works of Dante. In Spring 2000, he taught as a visiting professor in the Dept. of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Rochester.
Since 1990, he has given talks on Horace and the Vita Nuova; reading Dante through Machiavelli; and Petrarch and the role of knowledge at the Northeast MLA in Montreal; the American Association of Italian Studies in St. Louis; the Harvard Seminar on Medieval Literature; and the New England Medieval Studies Conference at Yale.
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 22, February 13, 2001