Mirta Pagnucci, Associate Professor of French and Italian

Mirta Pagnucci has been a Professor of French and Italian at College of DuPage since 2011, and an adjunct instructor in Italian at COD since 2009. She was born in Tuscany, Italy, close to Siena, and has an M.A. in Comparative Literature and a Ph.D. in Italian with a minor in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and was a Fulbright Exchange teacher to Argentina in 2008 where she taught English at the Universidad de Cuyo. During the 2012-13 academic year, she participated in the exchange program with Xi'an, China through the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs. She has directed numerous study abroad programs to both Italy and France. Before coming to COD she taught in the Foreign Language Department at Northern Illinois University. In addition to her academic interests, Professor Pagnucci enjoys reading historical fiction, learning languages, travel, music, art and her family.


Sabina (Sabine) Zeynalova, Faculty ESL
Sabine joined COD as an adjunct instructor of ESL this fall. She recently completed a double Masters in Second Language Studies and French Linguistics at Indiana University. Her love of foreign languages and cultures has taken her around the world. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, she arrived in the US when she was 10 years old. As a high school student, Sabine traveled to France for what was supposed to be a one-year study abroad program. She loved her experience so much, that she passed her baccalauréat and went on to complete her Maîtrise and Masters in philosophy and communications at the Université de Rennes. In 2009, she joined Peace Corps Jordan, where she got a glimpse of a completely different part of the world. Sabine loves sharing her passion for languages and cultures with her students and strives to motivate them through her personal experience as a citizen of the world.






Contact Information

Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3509
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356