Pricilla Craven
Teaching Professor of Distinction • Italian Language Coordinator

WDBY 300

Office Hours:
Spring 2024 sabbatical


Priscilla Craven received her M.A. in Italian from Middlebury, and a second M.A. in Art History from the University of Colorado.  At Vanderbilt University, where she got her undergraduate degree, there is an annual scholarship in her name called the Priscilla Call Craven award, given yearly to an exceptional student in the Humanities.  Here at CU she is the Language Coordinator for Italian, and teaches various courses in Italian language, art, literature, and culture. Craven has served as Director and instructor for summer Study Abroad programs in Rome, and has been instrumental in adding study abroad programs to get more students to Italy. She has received many teaching awards including the Marinus Smith award, the Best Should Teach Gold award, and the Department of French and Italian teaching award.  Outside of class, Craven races in endurance cross country ski events and recently won the Haakon Haakonsson award for skiing over 30 miles at a time in multiple countries.

Research Interests

  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Modern Art
  • Renaissance Art


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