Vincenzo DeNardo, Associate Professor of Italian in Dedman College, earned his first academic degree — a Doctor of Jurisprudence — from the University of Rome. He then earned his M.A. in Italian from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. He joined the SMU faculty in 1974. His major intellectual and research interests are in the fields of Machiavelli studies and Italian cinema. Professor DeNardo served for many years as chair of Italian Area Studies in SMU's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. He taught every Italian course offered at SMU, from first-year Italian language to upper-division Italian literature. He also contributed to the General Education curriculum, particularly with his Cultural Formations course on Italian Cinema, and served as director of SMU's study abroad programs in Italy. He co-authored three books and published numerous professional articles. He chaired the Italian Sections for several meetings of the South Central Modern Language Association. Since 1992, he has served as the honorary vice consul of Italy for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He retires as Professor Emeritus of Italian.