Mark Bernheim, Ph.D

Courses taught at the Institute
Professional Fashion Writing

Degrees in Comparative Literature and the Arts
Ph.D. from Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Fulbright appointments to France, Austria, and most recently to Slovenia (Spring 2017).
He retired as Emeritus Professor in 2015 from Miami U in Ohio (USA), having led study abroad programs to Florence for three decades to 2013. He was an invited guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland for Holocaust-related research in 2016.

Relevant Projects
He has taught at many American universities since the 1970’s, in Europe at U of Vienna, and in Italy as invited professor at the Business faculty in Florence and at the French/Italian University in Aosta.
Since 2015- He has taught Fashion Communications at ISI Florence, leading student groups to the Pitti Uomo menswear trade shows at the Fortezza da Basso.
His specialties include European and American fiction of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, architecture and culture of Austria, France, Italy, and the U.S. in the modernist period, Holocaust biography of the Warsaw Ghetto in WW II, classics of Children’s Literature, and Fashion Commentary and Communications based in Italy.
He is extensively published as a popular journalist and cultural commentator. As an Emeritus professor, he edits and compiles Study Guides of American and European literature for use in secondary schools and universities. He was nominated for seven Fulbright individual and group appointments in Europe from 1971 to 2017.

Teaching Philosophy
His classes feature extensive student participation and commitment to the free exchange of ideas.