Eileen M. Angelini, recipient of a 2010-2011 Canada-U.S. Fulbright award as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, received her B.A. in French from Middlebury College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in French Studies from Brown University. She is Professor of French at Canisius College and served as Chair of the Department of Modern Languages from 2006-2009. During the 2006-2007 academic year, her first year at Canisius College, she established the College’s Nu Chi chapter of Pi Delta Phi. Prior to coming to Canisius College, Dr. Angelini was the Director of the Foreign Language Program and Associate Professor of Foreign Languages at Philadelphia University (1993-2006).
Dr. Angelini has won countless awards and honors for her teaching and research, including the 2007 New York State Teachers Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT) Ruth E. Wasley Distinguished Teachers Award (Post-Secondary). In 2008, she was also awarded the Dorothy Ludwig Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year at the University Level by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). In addition to serving as the Northeast Vice President for Pi Delta Phi and being named Chevalier dans les Palmes Académiques in August 2011, Dr. Angelini serves on several committees as part of her commitment to the foreign language profession. Currently, she is Chair of the AATF National Commission on French for Business and Economic Purposes, a Question Leader for the AP French Language and Culture Examination, a Senior Reviewer for the AP French Language Audit, a Workshop Consultant for the College Board, as well as a Content Scoring Leader for Educational Testing Service (ETS)’s Praxis II Test in French and a member of ETS/ACTFL’s Praxis II World Languages National Advisory and Test Development Committees. Previous board positions include the NYSAFLT Board of Directors and the WNYFLEC Executive Board. She was particularly honored to serve as the co-editor of the 2010, 2009 and the 2008 NYSAFLT Annual Conference Publications as well as a Panel Presenter for the “Leaders of Tomorrow Panel Discussion” at the 2007 NYSAFLT Colloquium in Buffalo (Friday, April 27, 2007).