Dr. Donna Yowell specializes in Dante and Medieval Italian and Provencal literatures. Her publications include articles on Dante's Comedy and linguistic treatise, De vulgari eloquentia, and on troubadour poetry. Professor Yowell teaches in the University Honors Program and is a recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Special Merit Award for Exceptional Teaching.
Her current research interests focus on Dante's poem in the historic context of the vernacular sermon. She teaches and coordinates the intermediate Italian language program.