Dr. Chad Davidson

Director, School of the Arts / Professor of English
Dr. Chad Davidson teaches writing workshops in creative nonfiction and poetry, as well as linguistics and literatures courses. He serves as director of the School of the Arts and also of the summer program in Spoleto, Italy. 

Dr. Meg Pearson

Chair and Professor of English
Dr. Pearson teaches early modern literature, primarily from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England. Her research focuses on early modern drama (both by Shakespeare and his contemporaries) and visual culture. She serves as chair of the Department of English and Philosophy.

Dr. Matt Franks

Assistant Professor of English 
Dr. Franks specializes in twentieth-century British and postcolonial literatures. His research and teaching also focus on disability studies, queer studies, and feminism. He is currently writing a book on eugenics in transatlantic modernist texts. 

Daniela Cittadoni

Owner and Director, Tasting Travel, Spoleto

Daniela Cittadoni is a licensed travel agency director who specializes in tours around her home region of Umbria (just south of Tuscany). With ten years of experience in the food and wine sector, and five years of professional tourism training, she helps with coordinating apartments and classroom space for us while in Spoleto, as well as leading tours of neighboring towns such as Assisi, Gubbio, Perugia, Orvieto, and others.

Elisa Bassetti

Owner and Director, Artelingua Language School, Spoleto

Elisa Bassetti specialized in the teaching of Italian as a foreign language at the University for Foreigners in Siena. From 2008-2012, she also collaborated in an online program through the University for Foreigners in Perugia (from whom she holds a master’s degree in Italian language education). Since early 2012, she has directed her own language school, Artelingua, in her home town of Spoleto. She offers intensive Italian training to UWG students, as well as managing other collaborative projects between her Italian students and our program.