Teaching Professor, Italian
Doctorate in Modern Languages, Middlebury College and M.A. in Italian Studies, University of Notre Dame
Alessia Blad is from Milan, Italy. She has been teaching at Notre Dame since 1999. In 2015 she earned her Doctorate in Modern Languages in Italian and French. She teaches Beginning and Intermediate Italian language courses and the Foreign Language Teaching Methodology & Second Language Acquisition course for the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. In addition, she is the Language Course Coordinator for Italian. Her interests include Second Language Acquisition and teaching language and culture with a variety of media. In 2003, Professor Blad received the Kaneb Award for Excellence in Teaching.