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Faculty & Staff

In Florence, you’ll study with dedicated on-site faculty, a visiting professor from an ACM college, and respected local artists, arts professionals, and instructors.

Program Director and art historian Josephine Mariotti has more than 25 years of experience teaching US students in Florence. Your other Renaissance art, history, music, and philosophy courses will be taught by resident faculty and a visiting ACM faculty member.

In workshop and studio art courses, you’ll work and learn alongside master artisans and artists to explore traditional techniques in art conservation and restoration, gilding, and drawing. If you have an internship, your supervisor will be an administrator at a prestigious Florentine museum.

While you will learn about daily life in Italian society both in and out of the classroom, you will also have lessons with experienced, native-speaking instructors at the Linguaviva language school. These instructors will develop your Italian language abilities while enhancing your overall understanding of Italy as a country.

Josephine (Jodie) Rogers Mariotti

Program Director & Instructor in Art History

Rosita Cirri 

Program Coordinator

Joseph Neisser

Joseph Neisser

Affiliated Scholar, Fall 2018
Grinnell College, Philosophy

Charles H. Cecil

Charles H. Cecil

Director, Charles H. Cecil Studios

Alessandro Vidoni

Director, Scuola Linguaviva


The Beloit College Florence Program is registered with the Italian Ministry for Universities and Research and recognized as a private non-profit institution of higher education in Italy.  Beloit College is a founding affiliate of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) and a member of the American Association of College and University Programs in Italy (AACUPI).  The Beloit College Florence Program is facilitated in the U.S. by the ACM on behalf of Beloit College and the other ACM affiliates.