Carnegie Mellon University

Giovanni Puppo

Giovanni Puppo

Adjunct Instructor of Italian

Department of Modern Languages
Carnegie Mellon University
Baker Hall 160
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


As a teacher of Italian language (college and secondary school) my emphasis has been on enabling students to communicate in the language and on making them familiar with important aspects of the uniquely rich Italian culture, which spans from the classical Greek-Roman world to the splendor of Neo-Humanism and Renaissance, all the way to our modern world.

Born, raised and educated in Italy, teaching my native language and exposing my students to the great cultural heritage of Italy has constantly motivated me year after year.


1972 - Ph.D. in Theoretical Philosophy, University of Rome
1969 – Licentia in Philosophia, Gregorian University of Rome
1966 – Diploma Maturità Classica, De Merode College, Rome
1974-1975 – University of Pittsburgh, School of Education: State Certification to teach Italian, Latin and Social Studies in the Secondary Schools

Courses Taught

  • 82-161  Elementary Italian I
  • 82-162  Elementary Italian II
  • 82-163  Directed (Self-Paced) Language Study: Elementary Italian I & II
  • 82-261  Intermediate Italian I
  • 82-262  Intermediate Italian II
  • Independent Study on Italian Renaissance
  • Fundamental Latin (Summer course)

Department Member Since