Dott. Arch. Filiberto Bracalente, Site Director
Filiberto Bracalente was born in Italy and spent his senior year as an exchange student in Portland, Oregon. He has a doctorate in Architecture from the Università degli Studi di Firenze and a degree in Science of Commu nication from the Università degli Studi di Siena. He began working with AHA International as the Site Director of the Siena Program in 1986 and in 1993 became the Site Director for the Macerata Program. He also teaches course in Art History and Architecture.
Dott.ssa M. Angèlica Bonilla, Program Coordinator
Born in Argentina, Angèlica has lived in Italy since 1981. She studied in both countries and has a degree in Theater and a doctorate in Modern Languages and Literature. She teaches Spanish at the Università degli Studi di Macerata since 1986, and serves as the Housing Coordinator for the AHA Macerata Program. She also teaches the Cross-Cultural Communication Course.
Serena Mainini, Student Services Assistant
Serena was born in Macerata. She studied Modern Languages and Literature at the Università degli Studi di Macerata, where she fo cused on translation of French, English, German, and Spanish. She has worked Student Services Assistant for the Macerata Program since 2003.
Prof. Antonio Zampa
Prof. Antonio Zampa received his "Laurea in Lettere e Filosofia" at the Università degli Studi di Macerata. He teaches at the Liceo Cla ssico Giacomo Leopardi in Macerata. He has taught courses in Italian Contemporary History, Media, and Literature for the AHA Macerata Program since 1995.
Prof. Teresa Marasca
Prof. Teresa Marasca received her Diploma from Accademia di Belle Arti di Macerata in 1980. She teaches Painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti and she is also a professional painter. She has taught Painting for the AHA Macerata Program since 2004.
Prof. Michela Meschini
Prof. Michela Meschini received a Ph.D. from University College in London in 2004. She is a lecturer at the Università degli Studi di Macerata as well as for the AHA Macerata program where she teaches the Film and Culture class since 2008.
University of Oregon
Dante and His Italy: The Divine Comedy
Gina Psaki teaches medieval and Renaissance Italian, and comparative medieval literature--Dante, Boccaccio, Arthurian romance. She loves hiking, Italian, Italian FOOD, French, fiction, movies, and medieval manuscripts.
University of Oregon
School of Music and Dance
Music in Italy
Marc Vanscheeuwijck is a musicologist, an art historian and a Baroque cellist. He teaches courses in Humanities, Music History (1500-1800), historical performance practice, and directs the Collegium Musicum, the UO's early music ensemble. A Belgian native, his interests are mainly focused on various aspects of early modern Italian culture.
Northern Michigan University
Imagining Italy in Anglo-American Literature
Peter Goodrich came to Northern Michigan University in 1984 as a literary generalist and technical writing instructor. Before joining the NMU faculty he studied Anglo-Irish literature at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland; taught at the German universities of Mainz, Marburg, and Kassel, at Quinebaug Community College in Connecticut, and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is an active supporter of internationalization, and is currently working on medieval studies as a world discipline, Turkish and Thai literatures, and English as a Foreign Language for international students planning to study in America.