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Linda Piccirillo-Smith

Associate Lecturer
Linda Piccirillo-Smith has been an English composition instructor in the Department of Pan African Studies since the late 1990’s. She has taught both English and French at the University and has a dual M.A. in English and French from Kent State. She began her undergraduate studies at Grove City College in Pennsylvania and completed her degree at Kent State. In addition to her teaching assignment, Linda is also coordinator of the Computer lab/Tutoring Center in Oscar Ritchie. She has received the Outstanding Teaching Award and the Diversity in Teaching Award. Her current research is in Caribbean Studies and Literature. Linda has begun a new cross-listed course in English and Pan African Studies on the Caribbean Travel Narrative . The course materials and the island research examines the impact of people of African descent on Caribbean cultures and the impact of colonialism and tourism on the lives of people in the islands.  Students travel to the Caribbean over Spring Break and create their own travel narratives based on their experiences. 
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Affiliations

Association of Caribbean Historians

OFFICE
Department of Pan-African Studies
Oscar Ritchie Hall
OFFICE HOURS

All hours are in ORH Computer lab.  Hours vary by semester.  Please email at Lranucci2kent.edu

CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-2300
Fax: 330-686-8052
lranucci@kent.edu
COURSES TEACHING
Summer 2014
  • ENG 21011 - 020 College Writing Ii
Fall 2014
  • ENG 11011 - 029 College Writing I
Spring 2015
  • ENG 11011 - 051 College Writing I
  • ENG 21011 - 012 College Writing Ii
  • PAS 43095 - 003 St : Pas Lit Arts And Culture