Rita Capezzi, PhD Associate Professor

Rita Capezzi, PhD

Office: Tower 1112
Phone: 888-2886 capezzir@canisius.edu

Office Hours: MW 11-1, F 11-noon and by appointment

Rita Capezzi is an associate professor of English. She specializes in writing and close reading instruction at the basic and advanced levels, finds inspiration in using cultural criticism to unpack literary texts, and occasionally teaches 19th-Century American Literature as well. She is also interested in both service immersion and study immersion trips with students. Dr Capezzi has travelled to South India with students three times, will make a fourth trip in January 2015, and has planned with Dr. James Oigara of Teacher Education and Dr. Timothy Wadkins of Religious Studies a study immersion trip to East Africa scheduled for May-June of 2015.

With Dr. Christine Kinsey of the Mathematics and Statistics department, Dr. Capezzi team-teaches HON 346: Literary Mathematics and Mathematical Literature, a course exploring pretty much what the title suggests. Drs. Capezzi and Kinsey have presented experiences from this course at the January 2014 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Baltimore, MD, and they have published their work in the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics. They have another manuscript on the course currently under review with Primus.