Rinaldina Russell

Title: Professor (Retired)
Location: New York, New York, United States

Rinaldina Russell, a Retired Professor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.

Although Dr. Russell didn’t always intend to teach, she was inspired to pursue academia by the intellectuals she met in Rome, Italy, and in New York. Her first job in the field was instructor at Barnard College and Columbia University, followed by assistant professor and associate professor at Queens College. Dr. Russell really liked the environment there, so she jumped at the promotion she was offered in 1984. From then until her retirement in 2003, she served the institution as a full professor. Her professional designations include a laurea from Università di Napoli Federico II and a PhD from Columbia University.

Outside of the classroom, Dr. Russell enjoys sharing her knowledge through literature. She has contributed more than 100 articles and reviews in professional journals, and authored books like “Tre Versanti Della Poesia Stilnovistica,” “Generi Poetici Medievali,” and “The Mind’s Pursuit of Divine: A Survey of Secular and Religious Themes in Vittoria Colonna’s Sonnets.” She also edited “Italian Women Writers,” “Dialogue on the Infinity of Love,” and “The Feminist Encyclopedia of Italian Literature,” and edited and translated “Sister Maria Celeste’s Letters to her Father, Galileo,” “Margherita Sarrocchi: Scanderbride, The Heroic Deeds of George Skanderbeg,” “Lorenzo de’ Medici: ‘The Partridge Hunt,’” and “Sonnet: The Very Rich and Varied World of the Italian Sonnet.”

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