Fabian Alfie

The University of Arizona has the fifth largest Italian Program in the United States--and the largest undergraduate-only Italian program in the country!

On November 5, 2009, Arizona Illustrated (PBS, channel 6) aired a story on our successful Italian Program. Click here to watch.


Professor Alfie and his daughter Cecilia in Florence in March 2004

I am a professor of Italian in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Arizona.

I teach the Italian language at all levels, from introductory, to intermediate, to advanced. I also teach courses on Italian culture and literature.

In Spring 2008, I was honored to be given one of four Distinguished Teaching Awards from the UA College of Humanities. The nomination required a "statement of teaching philosophy," which is more fleshed-out than the statement attached to this website. You can read the "statement of teaching philosophy" here.

I also write a blog about the importance of the humanities.

Contact Me