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Divinity School course learns from history how to become a force for good


“We’re here because we’re all seeking change,” said Vincenzo Pascale, a journalist and a representative of Migrantes, an NGO affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church at the United Nations. “The program validated my work and the exercises helped me bring forward some ideas I’ve been contemplating on how to increase our organization’s leverage.”

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Harvard Divinity School, June 2019

Executive Education


Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2003

Doctoral Program, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature And Critical Theory; Italian Specialization Program                                 

Dissertation title: Memoria e violenza in “Il Sorriso dell’ignoto marinaio” di Vincenzo Consolo

Prof. Robert.S. Dombroski, Eugenia Paulicelli; Peter Carravetta, advisors


Robert L. Stevenson College, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1994 

Certificate in English Composition


Universitá La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, 1993

Post Graduate Studies in Theory of Literature                                         


Universitá degli Studi di Salerno, 1991                                                                             

Laurea in Lingue e Letterature straniere Moderne Specializzazione in Letteratura Inglese e Letteratura Italiana                   

Title of Thesis: The Gentleman’s Education: John Locke and the Education of Ruling Class.

Prof. Aldo.M. Musu, Prof. RosaMaria Loretelli advisors


University of Freiburg in Brisgau, 1990 (Spring Semester)

Germany. Erasmus Program. Recipient of Fellowship by the European Union to study Multicultural Education 



  • Fellowship Harvard Divinity School, June 2019. Workshop on Making Change.

  • Educator of the Year Award for Higher Education granted by AIAE (Association of Italian American Educators), New York.  April 2007.

  • Member Editorial Board, Contemporanea (Universitá di Pisa), Review of Critical Thought and Literature   

  • I.A.C.E. (Italian American Committee on Education), Executive Board Member

  • Promote Italian Language and Culture in Italian Public Schools Throughout the Tristate Area in collaboration with Consulate General of Italy in New York and Italian Foreign Office, Cultural Affairs Dept.

  • Academic Advisor for the New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission

  • Named Knight of the Italian Republic in the Order of Star of Italy, June 2, 2014. President of Italian Republic Sen. Giorgio Napolitano granted this title.

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