Dr.  Daniel Pinti

Dr. Daniel Pinti

Professor of English

Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 363


Dr. Pinti is a full professor of English. His research interests include Chaucer, Dante and the history of Dante reception, and literature and theology, He received his B.A. from Kent State University (1986), his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University (1988, 1992), and his M.Div. from Christ the King Seminary (2011). He is also an Episcopal priest, serving as part-time vicar at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church in Alden, N.Y.

Focus of Teaching

  • Early British Literature
  • Dante
  • Children's Literature
  • Introduction to Literature

Current Research

Dr. Pinti's present research interests center on the connections between literature and theology, particularly the ways theological thinking can be brought to bear on literary interpretation, and the ways literary theory can inform an understanding of theological texts. He has recently published articles on the medieval mystic, Julian of Norwich, and the 16th Century Bible translator, William Tyndale. His past publications are on the writings of Chaucer, Dante and other medieval poets, focusing especially on issues of translation, commentary, and intertextuality.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., English, The Ohio State University
  • M.A., English, The Ohio State University
  • M.Div., Christ the King Seminary

Current Involvement

Dr. Pinti's primary involvement in the community grows out of his work as a priest at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church in Alden, N.Y.