Steven Grossvogel holds a doctorate from Cornell University. He taught as a lector at L'Universita' degli Studi di Bologna in Italy for two years, before coming to the University of Georgia. In addition to teaching all levels of undergraduate Italian courses, he also teaches split-level (undergraduate and graduate) courses on Boccaccio, Dante, Italian Cinema, and Italian Theater.
Steven Grossvogel has research interests in medieval Italian literature, especially the works of Boccaccio and Dante. He is the author of Ambiguity and Allusion in Boccaccio's Filocolo (Olschki, 1992). His articles have been published in Studi sul Boccaccio, Italiana, Il Veltro, MLN, and This Rough Magic. He has also contributed to the Modern Language Association series volume Approaches to Teaching Boccaccio’s Decameron (MLA, 2000); Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia (Routledge, 2004; enlarged and revised 2018); Boccaccio: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works (Chicago Univ. Press, 2013); and The Decameron Third Day in Perspective (Toronto Univ. Press, 2014).