Amy Stornaiuolo

Faculty Director

Dr. Amy Stornaiuolo is an associate professor of literacy education in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) and the inaugural faculty director of New College House West. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she and retired chef husband Vincenzo love cooking and hosting -- drawing on their decades of experience running the family's Italian seafood restaurant on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Former faculty fellow in Riepe College House, Dr. Stornaiuolo is eager to work with all of the stakeholders in NCHW in imagining the possibilities for creating new traditions and building new partnerships across Penn’s campus, West Philadelphia, and beyond.

Dr. Stornaiuolo taught writing at community colleges for many years and has served as a writing coach, and she is always willing to talk with people about their writing. Her research examines people’s digital literacy practices, especially how digital technologies can support cross-cultural learning and expand authorship opportunities. With an explicit focus on designing equitable and humanizing conditions for learning, Dr. Stornaiuolo has focused her career on building sustainable, long-term partnerships, collaborating with communities and partners to enact meaningful change for educational justice, and designing and engaging in participatory and innovative digital methodologies.