In her teaching and research, Dr. Lucente focuses on Romance Languages and Literatures and Renaissance and Comparative Literatures. She serves as the Honorary Consul of Italy/Pittsburgh. She often lectures on various aspects of Italian-American relations. She is an official interpreter in courts, for multinational corporations and for heads of state.
- Ph. D., Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh
- "Literature and Science: Are They Compatible?" International Conference of International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI), Language Centre, University of Helsinki, July 28-August 2, 2008.