Andrea Guiati, Ph.D. Born in Ferrara (Italy), holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Scranton (1981), a Masters in French from the State University of New York at Binghamton (1983), and a Ph.D. in Italian from Rutgers University (1992). He lives in Buffalo, New York, since 1985, where he is a Distinguished Teaching Professor, Head of the Italian Section, and Director of the All College Honors Program, Buffalo State College. He teaches predominantly honors classes, topics range from: Religion in Contemporary Literature and Cinema, Foundations of Inquiry: the meanings of honor, History of Italian Cinema, European Fascism: a Cinematic Approach, The Exploited and the Oppressed in World Cinema. His research interests and publications span from Galileo to Truman Capote, Tom Wolfe and The New Journalism, and Italian Cinema. His publications include L’invenzione poetica: Ferrara e l’opera di Giorgio Bassani (Pesaro, Metauro 2001), and other essays on Italian authors: Vittorio De Sica, Alessandro Bonsanti, Marino Moretti, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, published on refereed journals as: Italian Culture, Romance Languages Annual, Il Cristallo, Italian Quarterly, Nemla Italian Studies, or on Dictionary of Literary Biographies. One of his essays appears in the anthology Studi in Onore di Umberto Mariani (2000), one on Vittorio De Sica was published in the proceedings of the internazional conference “La Ciociaria tra scrittori e cineasti” (2004) the essay on New Journalism appears on the proceedings of the internazional symposium “Journalism and Literature” (2005). He also published poetry and short stories. He was recognized with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 1997.