Advisory Boards

ISI Florence State Universities Consortium Board

The State Universities consortium consists of two representatives from the member institutions, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Maryland, the University of Virginia, Arizona State University, the University of Melbourne (Australia) and ISI Florence. Members include:




Co-Chairs for 2016-17

Sarah O’Leary, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut
Dan Hart, M.A.
Arizona State University
Kristi Wormhoudt, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University
Adrienne Ward, Ph.D.
University of Virginia
Jennifer Malerich, M.S.
Arizona State University
Stefano U. Baldassarri, Ph.D.
ISI Florence 
Stacey Hansen, B.A,
University of Virginia
Parshia Lee-Stecum Paul, Ph.D.
University of Melbourne
  Moira Rogers, Ph.D.
University of Maryland

ISI Florence-UMBRA Advisory Board

In addition the assessment and oversight provided by the State Universities Consortium, ISI Florence also maintains a joint advisory board with its sister school the Umbra Institute in Perugia. The ISI Florence-UMBRA Board consists of experienced educators, study abroad professionals, and college and university administrators to provide consultation, suggestions and guidance. Their ongoing assessment and reports contribute to the process of monitoring and evaluating the entire program.





Andreina Bianchini, Ph.D.
Former Director of ISI Florence, 2003-2012
Robert Proctor, Ph.D.
Professor of Italian
Connecticut College
Stefano Baldassarri, Ph.D.
Director, ISI-Florence
Carol Clark, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Experimental Learning Specialist
Trinity College – Hartford
Bette Talvacchia, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Art History – UConn
Italian Renaissance Art Historian
Francesco Burzacca, Ph.D.
Academic Director,Umbra Institute – Perugia
Ernesto Livorni, Ph.D.
Professor of Italian Studies
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Daniel Tartaglia, MBA
President & CEO – ISI Florence
Umbra Institute – Perugia
  Anna Girolimetti, MA.
Administrative Director
Umbra Institute – Perugia
Angela Tumini, Ph.D.
Professor of Italian
Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, Baku