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Faculty

Maddaluno, Paola

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor

Email: pmaddaluno@luc.edu

About

Paola Maddaluno is a government official in the Italian Public Administration and now she is the contact person for SBN (National Library Service) at the Luca Pacioli Library – State General Accounting Department (Dipartimento della Ragioneria Generale dello Stato – RGS). Expert in institutional management of knowledge and communication, she began her career in Italian Public Administration as an economist in 1994. She is a voluntary Italian teacher in the Migrant School network, in person and online and in 2017 she did an internship in the teaching of Italian at JFRC. In 2019, she obtained a Certification of Competence in Teaching Italian to Foreigners (DITALS I) from the University of Siena after attending a previous course of Glottodidattics. In the 2022 she started to teach Italian to the students of Loyola University. She is in enrolled in a Doctoral Program in Communication Science Course – Unitelematica Leonardo da Vinci – Switzerland. 

She was a Member of the Working Group for teaching specialized linguistics at the National School of Taxation “Ezio Vanoni”, and she took part to the course module “Training Trainers” at the Public Administration School (passed with Distinction). In addition, she was Assistant Reasercher at the Alcide De Gasperi Institute of Rome and she was Coordinator of the Reading Circle at the Bruno Giordano Library in Rome.

She is a “Reader of Excellence” in the “Libriamoci” initiative, organized by CEPELL – Centre for the promotion of books and reading in Italian Schools. Author of short stories, reviewer and contributor to specialized periodicals. In 1990 she was awarded a scholarship grant for Specialization at the University of Budapest for Public Economy (Cultural Exchange Program, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). In 2017 she was appointed Dame of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

Degrees

  • Honours Degree in Business Economics, La Sapienza University, Rome   
  • MA with Distinction, European Studies, Alcide De Gasperi Institute of Rome
  • MA with Distinction, Public Management and Communication at LUMSA – Libera Università SS Assunta, Rome   
  • Certificate in Librarianship, Specialized Librarians and Archivists School, La Sapienza University, Rome
  • Enrolled in Doctoral Program, Communication Science Course, Unitelematica Leonardo da Vinci, Switzerland

Research Interests

  • Communication Science
  • E-government
  • The role of Italian language in international organizations
  • Reading