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English Air Force

Los Angeles, California, United States
August 28, 2017

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Dana Siciliano di Rende

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Moreno Valley, CA 92557

TeL.: (951) ***-****



Previous Positions:

* ESS trainee by the County of San Bernardino

* Instructor of English and Psychology at colleges (RCC, ACC, etc.)

(20 semester Master’s Level units in Psychology (MFCC) at CSUF)

* Board Member, Curriculum and Programs, Kaplan College, Riv., CA

* Dean of Academics, AS University, San Bernardino (2011)

de facto Chair, English and ESL

* (ESL Instructor, Naples, Italy: American Studies Center, Wall Street Institute, University of Naples, Aeritalia SpA, Air Force Academy

*Adjunct faculty, on-going for 10 years (2001-2011), RCC, and other colleges.

* Instructor of English (from Basic Skills to Advanced transferable Composition and Rhetoric), Creative Writing, Afro-American Literature, Mysticism in World Liteature, etc.).


Instructor of Italian Language at La Sierra University, Riverside, CA

Instructor of English at UCR

Instructor of English at San Jacinto College, Chaffey College, and more.)

*Eligibility Worker II, San Bernardino County (evaluated Cash Aid and Foodstamps eligibility according to government qualification requirements, 2011-2012 (14 months)

*ESL Instructor, Italy

*Over-the-Phone Interpreter, 1998-2005, Language Line, selected as the DEMO Interpreter for the target language. In-booth (simultaneous) and consecutive experience.

Perfect fluency in both English and Italian doctoral level studies in the literature of both.


*PhD (abd, qe)*

*(by “abd, qe” is intended as having successfully completed All PhD coursework, but not having as yet done the dissertation, or qualifying exam ), at UCR in Comparative Literature) 12/2009

* M.A. in English, (honors) CSUF, Fullerton, Ca.

* M.S. Candidate, Counseling/Psychology, 20 semester Master level units

*B.A. in English (Creative Writing) UCI, Irvine, Ca.

Teaching Competencies:

English Lit. Creative Writing (RCC) Mysticism in Literature (RCC)

Comparative Lit. Italian language (MV, La Sierra U) Afro-American Lit.

Composition (RCC) Literary Criticism (RCC) Mythology/Metaphysics (RCC)

ESL (ITALY) Basic Skills (Eng.)(RCC) Poetry

Suggested Seminars:

*Literary Criticism, and its cutting edge varieties, such as rhetorical criticism,( as applied to Conrad, for example) and/or metaphysical criticism (as applied to Villette and Young Goodman Brown. and other ‘unresolved” narratives).

*Multiculturalism: using my own original model of how culture works, sensitizing instructors and professionals on multicultural issues, on recognizing taboos, or repressed cultural content, in diverse ethnicities. A cultural model demonstrates the reverse of Freud’s construct.

Conferences: . Chinese studies conference, CSUF, Oct. 2008

. 7th Annual Symposium on Dante, March 1992, University of Tulsa, Tulsa,


Title of original research paper presented; “Dante and T.S. Eliot;

Divergence and Convergence.”

CSUF Graduate Student Conference, May 1, 1993, CSU, Fullerton, Ca.

Title of conference: “New Perspectives on Language, Literature,

Composition and Rhetoric”

Title of original research paper presented: “Rhetoric, Language,

and the Narrative Voice in Conrad”.


“Rhetoric, Language and the Narrative Voice in Conrad,” (above) published in the “Proceedings of the California State University, Fullerton, Graduate student Conference” (available in the CSUF library).

Poem “The Peacock,” published in anthology of “International Society of Poets’; 2005 .Nominated as “poet of the year” by Society.

Literary Criticism for and by the College Student, (textbook for

transferable rhetoric and composition courses) to be published by

Vantage Press (I am self-publishing this textbook for use in the



NOV. 2001 TO 06/2011, Adjunct professor of English, Riverside Community College

2010-2011 (on call) Adjunct Prof. of Italian, World Languages Dept., La Sierra Univ., Riv.

JUNE 1998- March 2005 Professional interpreter (ltalian-Eng.) for Language Line Co.


Oct-may, 2003 Prof of Italian, Moreno Valley, CA (volunteer)

1970-1987- *Prof of English and ESL, Italian Airforce Academy, Naples, Italy

*Prof of Italian, U.S. Naval Base, Naples, Italy

*Prof. of ESL, U.S. Naval Base, Naples, Italy

*Prof of ESL, Wall Street Institute, Naples, Italy

*Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpreter, Wall Street Institute. .

COURSES: I offer both regular and interactive web-enhanced courses (see website, above)

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