Ms. Malvisi earned her Laurea Specialistica in modern foreign languages and literatures in 1991, with a specialization in English language and literature, from the University of Florence, Italy. She received her M.A. in Italian language and literature in 1994 from the University of Pittsburgh.
Prior to her arrival at West Virginia University, Malvisi taught Italian at the University of Pittsburgh. She has been with the department since 2006. She teaches intermediate Italian and upper-division courses including advanced conversation, culture, Italian literature and Italian folktales.