Faculty Supporting Our Programs in Rome
Dr. Edoardo Bemporad
Sustainability, A Simple Thing That's Hard To Do
Edoardo Bemporad is a graduate in Nuclear Engineering and received a Ph.D. degree in Materials
Engineering at La Sapienza University of Rome in 1995. Prof. Bemporad is a full professor of
Materials Science and Technology at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre. He’s been working since
1995 as a research engineer at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, where he
is also a lecturer of Fundamentals of Materials Science and Technology, Advanced Techniques for
the Biomaterials Characterization, Materials Technologies, Materials for Mechanical Engineering, Materials Corrosion and Protection and instructor of both of the second-year courses Materials
Science and Metallurgy.
Prof Bemporad also serves as Coordinator of the section of Mechanical Engineering of Roma Tre Doctorate School in Engineering, Member of the Scientific Board of the Molecular
Design department of the National Research Council (CNR), Member of the
advisory board of the Italian Interuniversity Consortium on Materials Science and Technology (INSTM), Italian Government representative for the Steel Technology Platform-ESTEP
of the European Commission.
He is author of more than 200 papers published in international and national journals, refereed
conference proceedings and is peer reviewer on several scientific journals concerning Surface
Engineering including: Surface & Coatings Technology, Vacuum, Journal of Materials Science, Thin
Solid Films, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Journal of Materials Research.
Dr. Paola Cascinelli
ROMA MGMT 353 Principles of Organizational Theory, Behavior, and Management
ROMA IBUS 30 Fundamentals of International Business
Paola Cascinelli holds a SESS Euro Ph.D. in Socio-Economic and Statistical studies at La Sapienza University of Rome. Her emphasis is in social representations and economic integration in the Mediterranean area. She was an exchange student at the Institute of European Studies (EEI), ULB, Brussels. At present, Dr. Cascinelli is a consultant in leadership, communication and team building for Think Thanks Srl a research and communication agency. She was an instructor of European Integration Policy for the Municipality of San Giorgio a Cremano (Na). She has served as a consultant to many other organizations such as the Crafts and Small and Medium Enterprises National Confederation (CNA), European Parliament in Brussels, Centro Interdipartimentale UrbanEco, Studi della Società srl, Gragnano, Napoli and others.
Dr. Alberto Corbino
ROMA SOCI 310S Italy: Organized Crime and Social Innovation
Alberto Corbino is one of Italy's foremost experts on the co-existence of legitimate and illegitimate systems of government and economies. Dr. Corbino is a human geographer from Naples, as well as a professor, writer, and community builder whose grandfather was one of the writers of the Italian Constitution. His wide knowledge base and his passion for his subject matter combined with his sense of humor make him a compelling lecturer. Dr. Corbino received degrees from the University of Padua and University of Naples - Federico II.
ROMA ENRW 350 Reading and Writing Rome
Moira Egan is a National Book Award nominated poet who lives in Rome. She is the author of numerous collections, including Spin (2010), Bar Napkin Sonnets #1-5 (2009), and Cleave (2004), the latter of which was the winner of the First Book Award, Washington Writers' Publishing House and a Finalist for the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award. Ms. Egan has extensive teaching experience in creative writing and literature both in the US and abroad. She holds degrees from The Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and Bryn Mawr College.
Dr. Aldo Fanchiotti
ROMA ESSU 360 Sustainability: A Simple Thing That is Hard to Do
Aldo Fanchiotti is a senior professor and head of the School of Engineering's academic committee at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre. Dr. Fanchiotti holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and, in addition to his full professorship in the area of Environmental Applied Physics, he has taught, researched, and published widely in his field. He has a particular research interest in solar and alternative energies.
Dr. Raffaele Furno
ROMA THPR 310 Performance in Rome/Rome as Performance
ROMA TAAT 320S Applied Theater - Embodied Culture: A Journey Through Theater-Making in Italy
Raffaele Furno just returned to Italy after over ten years in the United States teaching at Northwestern University. His experience and expertise in theatre and performance studies lends itself to the analysis of Rome as performance. A Fulbright scholar and recipient of several important research grants, Dr. Furno obtained degrees from Northwestern, UC Berkeley, and Istituto Universitario Orientale in Naples. His research interests include experimental theater, Japanese avant garde theater, Afro-Italian theater, and multiculturalism.
Dr. Jan Gadeyne
ROMA ARRB 310 From Rome to Baghdad: Change and Continuity in the Ancient Mediterranean
Jan Gadeyne is an archaeologist and ancient art historian with a specialization in early Christian and late antique period Rome. Dr. Gadeyne has received numerous grants for excavation campaigns, particularly for the Roman villa on the Piano della Civita in Artena, as well as awards for research on the urban history of Rome between the 4th and 6th century. In addition to his extensive fieldwork, he has served as a professor, guest lecturer, and site visit facilitator for a number of sites pertaining to his research. He has published and presented widely in his field and has contributed to numerous television and radio documentaries. Dr. Gadeyne holds degrees from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Louvain, Belgium, and has undertaken coursework at both the Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana in Rome and the Westfälische Wilhelmuniversität in Münster, Germany.
Dr. Stefania Gialdroni
ROMA PSLH 360 Italian Political and Legal History since 1946
Stefania Gialdroni is a faculty member at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre. Dr. Gialdroni teaches law at Roma Tre and has a passion for all things interconnected. Her focus on Italy, one of the world's most complex democracies, helps students to unravel the secrets of Italy's fascinating and confounding government. She completed a doctoral thesis in the history, sociology, anthropology and philosophy of European legal cultures which was accepted for joint candidature at the University of Milano-Bicocca and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, obtained her degree in law from Roma Tre and was a Fellow of the International Max-Planck Research School in Comparative Legal History in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Dr. Vicky Kynourgiopoulou
ROMA RMML 350 At Home in Rome: Modern Life in the Eternal City
ROMA AHMA 320 Museum Practices in Rome
ROMA SOIT 310 Food and its Visual Representations
Dr. Vicky Kynourgiopoulou trained as an archaeologist at Southampton University, UK. Her graduate studies earned her an MA in Cultural Heritage Management from University College London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University in Architectural History and Urban Planning and Neuroscience. Dr. Kynourgiopoulou has long academic experience, as a faculty member and senior administrator in undergraduate and graduate American and UK programs, like Oxford University and the University of Edinburgh, Stanford and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she has also created academic programs ranging from Egyptian Archaeology to Cultural Heritage Studies and Museum Management. She is currently a distinguished professor for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. In addition to her academic work she has also designed adult education seminars on the archaeology of Rome and Athens for Gruppo Arcaeologico Rome and Context Travel.
Since 2003 she has been a consultant for EU and UNESCO heritage projects, where she won the UNESCO conservation award for her management plan of WHS Kasbah in Algeria. She has published extensively in the areas of architectural history, cultural heritage management and conservation and she is currently co-editor of the Global Encyclopedia of Archaeology, World Heritage section of Springer Editions. Dr. Kynourgiopoulou is a book reviewer for several publications on architecture, design and cultural heritage studies. Her archaeological field work concentrates in North Africa and the Middle East where she specializes in sustainable tourism development in underdeveloped countries. She is also a member of the Global Network on Intercultural Competence (ICC Global) and is working in collaborative projects on intercultural competence and cross cultural learning.
The Southern European Debt Crisis in Historical and Theoretical Perspective
Ben Scribner is completing his doctoral thesis at La Sapienza University of Rome on the Israeli-
Palestinian conflict. He comes to Rome with an MA in Sociology from the University of Oregon where his areas of focus were Political Economy, Sociology of the Environment, Social Inequality
and Sociology of Gender.
Before then, he received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the
University of New Mexico, focusing on Political Economy and Developing Economies. Before coming
to Rome, Ben taught Communities and Race Relations; Gender in Global Perspective and Sociology
of Everyday Life at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and was teaching assistant at Harvard
University in Social Psychology; Human Sexuality and Positive Psychology.
Very active as community organizer and volunteer, Ben has been leading groups of up to 30 people
to visit Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories since 2003. As such, he has facilitated visits
for several associations, including Civil Service International, organizing
educational visits to communities and human rights groups, non-violence projects and youth media
ROMA IBUS 302 International Finance
ROMA MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing
Luigi Tocchetti is a business and investment consultant with 15 years of experience. He is Senior Financial Advisor at Banknord SIM S.p.A. in Rome, a company which has €2 bln of asset under management. Additionally, he is CEO and manager of Mitica Srl, a company in the retail food and beverages sector, with the brand of Alice Pizza, a restaurant chain he plans to expand in Milan, Barcelona and London. He is funding partner of Sail Group SA de CV RL, a private holding company founded in 2005 by a group of European Investors, whose focus has been geographically the area of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, which presents high growth opportunities in the real estate market as well as in the tourism related business.
Tocchetti holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York with concentrations in Finance and Macroeconomics, and completed an international exchange at London Business School. In 1996 he received his undergraduate in Economics and Finance, Laurea from Universitá Di Napoli, Federico II where he also once served as an Assistant Professor. He was a member of first prize team in Philip Morris Contest for Best Marketing Strategy among students at all Italian universities in 1994.
Dr Ferro Trabalzi
Core Course, At Home in Rome
A scholar and actively involved in Community Planning, Local-Global Food Networks, Urban
Agriculture and Contemporary Rome, Prof Trabalzi joins AUCIS for the Spring semester, 2013 as
professor of one section of our Core Course. Following his degree in architecture from Rome’s first
university, La Sapienza, he completed another in sociology. He then went on to UCLA where he was
awarded an MA in Urban Planning with an emphasis in Environmental Planning. He stayed on at
UCLA for a Ph.D. in Urban Planning with the following dissertation: Regional Networks in Southern
Italy: Innovation and Adaptation in the Buffalo Mozzarella Industry.
He has taught and/or lectured at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA; Woodbury University,
Los Angeles, California, USA; Department of Community and Regional Planning, College of Design,
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA; Woodbury University, School of Architecture, Burbank, CA;
Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA; Department of Architecture and Urban
Planning, Cape Town University, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa; Department of Geography,
University of California, Los Angeles.
With a host of publications in areas of interest that span across historical and contemporary urban
planning to the social, environmental and political implications of the same, Prof Trabalzi serves on
and is involved in numerous planning committees and volunteerism in and for the City of Rome.