Enza Antenos-Conforti received her Ph.D. in Italian Studies from the University of Toronto. During a brief break from academia, she pursued her passion for technology, working at IBM Canada. She joined Montclair State University in 2004, teaches language and culture courses, is the teacher education coordinator in Italian, and the Chair of the Academic Technology Committee.
Enza has published extensively on elementary Italian programs (textbooks, workbooks and self-study guides) and has also investigated the professional preparation of NJ Italian teachers (Foreign Language Annals 2009). Her initiation into social and educational networking via Twitter appeared in Calico Monograph 8, The Next Generation: Social Networking and Online Collaboration in Foreign Language Learning.
She continues to explore emerging technologies and their role in foreign language education. Beyond different social networking sites, such as blogs and microblogging, her current investigations examine the potential of personal learning environments and mobile-assisted language learning.