Dr. Marcia E. PicalloTitle:
Languages and ESL DepartmentHired:
Ph.D. from C.U.N.Y.-Graduate Center
M.A. from Rutgers University-Graduate School, New Brunswick
M.Ph. from C.U.N.Y.- Graduate Center
B.A. from Rutgers College - Rutgers University
Driven to succeed from childhood, only four years after arriving in the United States with no knowledge of the English language, I began working towards my first college degree, a B.A. with a double major in Spanish and Italian, from Rutgers University. After that, I spent the next several years as a graduate student gaining valuable insight and experience teaching as diverse a student population as any in the country, splitting my time as both a full-time and part-time instructor amongst many of the area’s top universities, including New York University, Rutgers University, William Paterson University and Lehman College - C.U.N.Y. Despite this heavy workload, I continued as a full-time student at Rutgers, earning an M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Literatures, before moving on to the City University of New York, Graduate Center, where I earned an M.Ph. in Spanish and Latin American Literatures, as well as a Ph.D. in Golden Age Peninsular Literature, graduating with a 3.95 GPA and a commendation for the results of my doctoral exams. In the process, I was also awarded the MAGNET Doctoral Fellowship, a Graduate Teaching Fellowship and moved on to my current position as an Associate Professor of Spanish at County College of Morris.