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Michele Piso

DR. MICHELE PISO, Editor of In Transit, The LaGuardia Journal on Teaching and Learning, facilitates the Carnegie Seminar, an introduction to faculty interested in the principles, practices, and benefits of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Since 2013 she has designed and co-facilitated New to College, which prepares faculty and student mentors to orient beginning students to the conventions of college life and academic disciplines. Until 2013, she regularly taught Critical Thinking, an inquiry and problem-solving based course focused on current social problems. A University of Pittsburgh graduate in literature and education, Dr. Piso earned a PhD in Cinema Studies from the University of Oregon in Eugene, where she also served as a poetry editor of The Northwest Review, and taught English to migrant workers and prisoners. Her ESL background includes multiple skills, levels, and countries from the United States to Italy and Istanbul, Turkey.