Dr. Matthew Tornatore
Professor of Foreign Languages
B.A., University of New York (Albany)
M.A., University of Madrid, Spain
Ph.D., The University of New York (Albany)
Teaching interests: Linguistics and Spanish literature.
Professor Tornatore holds a doctorate in Hispanic Linguistics from The University of New York at Albany and has done his Master's work in Hispanic Linguistics in Madrid, Spain. He offers courses in linguistics, Spanish culture, literature, and all levels of language. His research interests include Renaissance and Medieval studies as well as the history of the Italian and Spanish languages. He has presented scholarly papers and published in his field. He has traveled extensively through Italy and Spain in addition to many other countries. Moreover, Dr. Tornatore also speaks fluent Italian and holds a B.A. and graduate studies in Russian. His pedagogical expertise in foreign languages derives in large part from his years of teaching in recognized language immersion programs in the Northeast. In addition, he brings to Truman a firm dedication to the humanist tradition from renowned liberal arts colleges in New York in which he taught.