Joanne Cavallaro



I received my BA from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1969 with an individual major in Language and Society; my MA from San Francisco State University in 1979 in English with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language; and my PhD from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 1990 in Curriculum and Instruction. I have taught English, ESL, TESL, linguistics and writing at college/universities in San Francisco; Lublin, Poland; and Minneapolis/St. Paul. I have been teaching at St. Catherine since 1987.

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1990

Master of Arts, English
San Francisco State Univeristy, San Francisco, California, 1979

Bachelor of Arts, Individual Major - Sociolinguistics
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1969

St. Catherine University. (2001). Faculty Teaching and Advising Award

St. Catherine University. (1995). Administrator of the Year Award

Fulbright Association - CIIE. (1992). Fulbright Teaching and Research Fellowship in Lublin, Poland

Cavallaro, J. & Robbins, S. (2013). Chapter Six: Syntax: Putting it all together.

Cavallaro, J. (2013). Politeness in an all female setting: Be Me or Be Nice.

Tenure track and tenured faculty in English department, St. Catherine University, 1997–Present

Chair, Department of English, St. Catherine University, 2008–Present

Chair, Department of Women's Studies, ACTC Women' Studies Program, 2004–2008

Director of Writing Programs, St. Catherine University, 1997–2002

Director of O'Neill Center for Academic Development, St. Catherine University, 1988–1997

Fulbright scholar, visiting professor, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, 1991–1992

Instructor, University of Minnesota, 1990–1991


Cavallaro, J., Carroll, J. & Doherty, S. (2011). Liberating Sanctuary: 100 Years of Women's Education at the College of St. Catherine, Lanham, MD, Lexington Books

Book Chapters

Cavallaro, J. English as a Lingua Franca, Introduction to Language Studies.

Cavallaro, J., Carroll, J. & Doherty, S. (2011). Introduction: Taking Catholic Women Seriously, Liberating Sanctuary (14), Lexington Books

Cavallaro, J., Carroll, J. & Doherty, S. (2011). Postscript: Questions for the 21st Century, Liberating Sanctuary (6), Lexington Books

Cavallaro, J. & Fischbeck, C. The Linguistics of ASL, Introduction to Language Studies.

Cavallaro, J., Carroll, J. & Gildensoph, L. (2011). What a Woman Should Know; What a Woman Can Be: Curriculum as Prism, Liberating Sanctuary (27), Lexington Books