World Languages & Cultures


Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti, Ph.D. - Department Chair

Professor of World Languages & Cultures

Office: Irwin Hall 212

Phone: (707) 965-6510

Faculty Since: 1993

B.A., Andrews University, 1989
M.S., Georgetown University, 1991
Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2002

Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti, who chairs the department of world languages & cultures, specializes in applied and sociolinguistics. She has worked as a Foreign Language Testing Specialist at the Center for Applied Linguistics and has taught ESL teacher training, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the college level as well as linguistics, literature, film, business and medical Spanish. She was recipient of a Title VII Fellowship in Bilingual Education from the U.S. Department of Education. Her hobbies and interests include linguistics, anthropology, archeology, international travel, and gardening.
Professional Activities:

Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti: 2008. Riviera Maya, Mexico. IV Symposium on the Bible and Adventist Scholarship, the Foundation for Adventist Education; Christ in the Classroom series, General Conference Education Department. "Linguistics Speaks to Biblical Interpretation, Creation, and Babel."

Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti: 2004. Florence, Italy. 2nd International Adventist Colleges Abroad Convention. "Integration of Faith and Learning in the Foreign Language Classroom."

Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti: 2003, Friedensau, Germany. 31st Integration of Faith and Learning Seminar. "Christian Values for Future Foreign Language Teachers in the Applied Linguistics Course."