Dean & Faculty

Valeria Cuppelli

Valeria Cupelli

Instructor, Italian

Office: Eugene Constantin Rome Campus
Phone: 011-39-06-9354-8441-566
E-Mail: valeriacupelli@gmail.com 

Valeria Cupelli comes from Rocca Priora, the highest of the Castelli Romani. In 2003 she graduated from La Sapienza University with a degree in Oriental Studies. She came back to Italy after some work experiences abroad to specialize in teaching Italian to foreigners. In 2007 she obtained the DITALS Certification (teaching Italian as a foreign language) and in 2008 she co-founded Koinè, Koinè, a training and language consultancy. She also works in schools on foreign students integration projects. In July 2010 she married Adriano.

Dr. Glicksman

Dr. Andrew Glicksman

Assistant Professor of Theology- Western Theological Tradition

Office: Eugene Constantin Rome Campus
Phone: 011-39-06-9354-8441-557
E-Mail: aglicksman@udallas.edu

Dr. Andrew Glicksman received his doctoral degree in Biblical Studies from The Catholic University of America in 2010. He has taught upper-level and core theology courses at the University of Dallas, his undergraduate alma mater, since 2008. He specializes in the study of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, with a further focus in Wisdom Literature, and is more-broadly interested in the history of biblical interpretation and its theological application in all periods. He wrote his dissertation on the Wisdom of Solomon (the youngest book of the Catholic Old Testament), and much of his research has been devoted to better understanding the way in which this deuterocanonical text reinterprets earlier parts of Scripture. His other major academic interest is the Iron Age archaeology of Israel, Judah, and Transjordan. He has visited various regions in the Middle East and, in 2007, served as a square-supervisor on the Wadi-ath Thamad Excavation Project in Jordan. 

Dr. Peter Hatlie

Dr. Peter Hatlie

Professor of Classics - Western Civilization I

Vice President, Dean and Director of the Rome Campus 

Office: Eugene Constantin Rome Campus
Phone: 011-39-06-9354-8441-556
E-Mail: phatlie@udallas.edu

Dr. Hatlie is a specialist in Late Antique, Medieval and Byzantine history. Since 1999 he has taught Ancient Greek and Western Civilization I for the Rome Program. With a B.A. in Classics from St. Olaf College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval and Byzantine History from Fordham University, he is the recipient of research awards from the American School of Classical Studies, the Fulbright-Hays Program, the Harvard University / Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, the Kosciuszko Foundation and the University of Texas at Austin. His teaching interests include the general history of the Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean, Medieval Church History and the social, religious and cultural history of Byzantium. He is the author of numerous articles, two brief text editions and one book, The Monks and Monasteries of Constantinople, ca. 350-850 (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Dr. Mirus

Dr. Christopher Mirus

Associate Professor of Philosophy - The Human Person

Office: Eugene Constantin Rome Campus
Phone: 011-39-06-9354-8441-555
E-Mail: mirus@udallas.edu

Christopher Mirus received his doctorate in history and philosophy of science from the University of Notre Dame. He holds master's degrees in philosophy and in history and philosophy of science from the same institution; his undergraduate work was in theology and philosophy at Christendom College. He works in the areas of ancient philosophy, especially Aristotle, and philosophy of science. Among his favorite undergraduate courses are Philosophy of Being, From Ancient to Medieval Philosophy, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Science. He also regularly teaches graduate courses on Aristotle. When in Irving, he is coordinator for the undergraduate concentration in History and Philosophy of Science.

Cristina Morganti

Cristina Morganti 

Instructor, Italian

Office: Eugene Constantin Rome Campus
Phone: 011-39-06-9354-8441-566
E-Mail: morganticristina@virgilio.it

Cristina Morganti holds a BA degree in Modern Languages (1997) and Philosophy (2007) from the University of Rome at Tor Vergata. She teaches Italian as a second language in addition to working as a police woman in the city of Marino. She began work at the University of Dallas Rome Program in 2012.

Dr. Moran

Dr. Andrew Moran

Associate Professor of English - Literary Tradition III, Tragedy/Comedy

Office: Eugene Constantin Rome Campus
Phone: 011-39-06-9354-8441-554
E-Mail: amoran@udallas.edu

Andrew Moran specializes in Shakespeare and Renaissance drama and is particularly interested in how Shakespeare's anthropology responds to Reformation-era controversies and in the playwright's appropriation of earlier comedic forms. He is the author of published articles on Shakespeare'sThe Winter's TaleRichard IIIOthelloHamlet, The Tempest and Ben Jonson's The Alchemist and Bartholmew Fair, for which he won the 2015 Ben Jonson Journal "Discoveries" prize.  He is currently writing on Paradise Lost and Evelyn Waugh's The Sword of Honour trilogy. His degrees are from the University of Dallas and the College of William and Mary, and he has taught at Ave Maria University and Hillsdale College, in addition to UD. He is also the assistant director of Shakespeare in Italy, a summer program for high school students on the Rome Campus.

Elizabeth Robinson

Dr. Elizabeth Robinson

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art- Art & Architecture

Office: Eugene Constantin Rome Campus
Phone: 011-39-06-9354-8441-560
E-Mail: erobinson@udallas.edu

Dr. Robinson is a specialist in Roman archaeology, focusing on the cultural and physical landscapes of Italy in the first millennium BCE, Italian urbanism, and the nature of Roman interactions with the other inhabitants of the Italian peninsula in this period. Her current interest is in central-southern Italy. She received her B.A. in Physics with a minor in Classical Archaeology from Bowdoin College before going on to receive her M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics (Roman Archaeology) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has received research awards from the Fulbright Commission, the Archaeological Institute of America, the American Academy in Rome and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has published in multiple journals and has chapters in several edited volumes. Most recently she edited Papers on Italian Urbanism in the First Millennium B.C. for the Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series (2014). 

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