Prof. Crispin Corrado
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology, The University of California, Rome Study Center, Rome, Italy, January 2007 – present. Teach the undergraduate courses “Roman Art,” “Ancient Roman Civilization,” and “Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection” to semester study abroad students from the University of California system. Courses are held largely on-site in the city.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, The Catholic University of America/Loyola University, Rome Program, Rome, Italy, August 2009 – present. Teach the undergraduate survey course “The Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome” to semester study abroad students.
Lecturer in Art History, John Cabot University, Rome, Italy, January 2012 – present. Teach the undergraduate courses “Cities, Towns & Villas: Rome, Ostia, Pompeii,” and “Ancient Rome and Its Monuments.” Both are on-site survey courses.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Archaeology and Classics, The American University of Rome, Rome, Italy, September 2012 – present. Teach the courses “Arts of Antiquity,” “Etruscan Art & Archaeology,” and “Roman Imperial Art & Architecture” to degree-seeking and semester study abroad students.
Academic Director, The Association for Research into Crimes Against Art (ARCA), Amelia, Italy, January 2013 – present. Hire and coordinate faculty from different fields relating to the art world to teach for ARCA’s two-month post-graduate summer program. Responsible for maintaining the academic quality and consistency of the program, and monitoring student academic and thesis- writing progress.
Instructor, Vanderbilt University Maymester Program in Rome, Rome, Italy, May 2013 – present. Teach the art and archaeology portion of a three-week intensive summer program focusing on imperial Rome.
Program Director and Lecturer, The University of Maryland January Term Program in Rome, Rome, Italy, January 2016 – present. Create course content and program budget, recruit students, lead program orientation sessions, arrange and implement all logistics for the program on the ground in Rome, and teach the course “Italy: Greek and Roman Culture in Context,” which includes study of ancient monuments and museum collections throughout Rome and the Bay of Naples area.
Program Creator and Instructor, Brown University Summer Program in Rome, Rome, Italy, Summer 2003 – 2012. Taught the art and archaeology portion of a six-week intensive summer program focusing on imperial Rome. Created the course, and designed and implemented all logistical aspects of the first undergraduate summer study abroad program at Brown University.
Lecturer, Trinity Elderhostel, Rome, Italy, September 2009 – December 2012. Presented the paper “The Eternal Splendor of Rome: Lecture in Preparation for a Visit to the Capitoline Museums” and led visits through the Capitoline Museums collection.
Special Curatorial Projects Assistant, Department of Antiquities, Vatican Museums, Vatican City. April 2003 – August 2007. Wrote didactic material for the museum’s on-view collection of ancient Roman sculpture.
Lecturer in Classical Studies, Department of Classical Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, Spring Semester 2002. Taught the undergraduate courses “Greek Arts of the Golden Age” and “The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome.”
Curatorial Intern, Department of Ancient Art, The Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, June 2001 – June 2002. Assisted with general curatorial duties.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Academic Year Curatorial Intern, Department of Ancient Art, The Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, September 2000 – June 2001. Assisted in the planning and implementation of Rethinking the Romans: New Views of Ancient Sculpture, an exhibition highlighting the museum’s collection of Roman sculpture.
Excavator, Pompeii, Italy, July 2000 and July 1999. Excavated with the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in the Triangular Forum.
Curatorial Intern, Department of Ancient Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1999 – June 2000. Performed general curatorial duties with special focus on the writing of new display labels and the updating of object records.
Curatorial Intern, The Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, January 1996 – June 1997. Designed and implemented special spring 1997 exhibition Excavating the Smart Museum; (Re)Viewing the Classical Collection at the University of Chicago.
Brown University, Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology, May 2007
Dissertation Title: “A Study of Deity Assimilation in Sculptural Representations of Male Children from the Roman Imperial Era”
Dissertation Committee: Dr. Rudolf Winkes, Dr. R. Ross Holloway, and Dr. Diana E. E. Kleiner
American Academy in Rome, Summer Program in Archaeology, 1999
The University of Chicago, A.M. in Classical Art, March 1998
Thesis Title: “An Investigation into the Pompeian Zebra Stripe Design”
Thesis Committee: Dr. Ingrid D. Rowland and Dr. Gloria Ferrari Pinney
The University of Chicago, A.B. in Classical Civilizations, June 1989
Brandeis University, 1985 – 86
Current Book Project: Roman Imperial Villas, a comprehensive volume dedicated to the emperors’ country villas and familial estates.
Current Book Project: A Walk Through the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Colosseum, an academic companion guide to the sites.
Merry and Jovial: Reconsidering the Effigies Immortalis and the Commemoration of Roman Boys. Oxford Archaeopress/British Archaeological Reports, 2013.
Rethinking the Romans: New Views of Ancient Sculpture. Exhibition Notes, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2001. Co-author.
The Classical Collection of the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, 1999. Co-author.
In-Progress: “Reconsidering the Monument of Eurysaces in Rome,” an article proposing a new theory for the original appearance of the building’s facade, potentially resolving decades of questions about this well-known but little-understood monument.
“The ‘Zebra Stripe’ Design: An Investigation of Roman Wall Painting in the Periphery” in Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, Vol. XII (2003).
“Theseus in South Metope 16 of the Parthenon” in R. R. Holloway (ed.), Archaeologia Transatlantica, Vol. XVIII (2000).
WORKING PAPERS & GUEST LECTURES
Guest Lecturer, John Cabot University, October 2008. Presented the paper “Wishes for Eternity: Deity Assimilation Statues of Boys in the Roman Imperial Period.”
Organizer, Chair, and Presenter, Graduate Student Symposium, Archaeological Institute of America, Narragansett Society, April 2002. Presented the paper “The ‘Zebra-Stripe’ Design: An Investigation of Roman Wall Painting in the Periphery.”
Guest Lecturer, Summer Teacher Institute/Partners: Visual Arts and Literacy, Rhode Island College and the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, July 2001. Presented a lecture on the history, art and archaeology of Pompeii and other ancient sites in the Bay of Naples area.
Guest Lecturer, Seminar H 575/The Art of Ancient Greece and Rome, Rhode Island School of Design, April 2001. Lectured on the history of Roman glass and luxury arts, including production techniques, illustrating with objects from the collection of the Museum of Art.
Presenter, Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, December 1999. Presented the paper “The ‘Zebra-Stripe’ Design: An Investigation of Roman Wall Painting in the Periphery.”
Guest Lecturer, Seminar AE 0120/Topics in Old World Archaeology and Art: Pompeii, Brown University, October 1999. Presented the paper “Recent Excavations at Pompeii.”
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
Banfi Foundation Publication Grant, 2012
Vatican Museums Patrons Grant, 2005
Joukowsky Family Fund Dissertation Fellowship, 2004-2005
Brown University Summer Travel Grant, 2004, 2003 and 2002
Samuel H. Kress Foundation Travel Fellowship in the History of Art, Spring 2004
Hattie Cowell Holt Dissertation Fellowship, Fall 2003
Center for Old World Archaeology and Art Fellowship, 2002-2003
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award, 2000-2001
Center for Old World Archaeology and Art Summer Travel Grant, 2000 and 1999
AIA/Dorot Foundation Graduate Student Annual Meeting Travel Award, 1999
Brown University Fellowship, 1998-1999
Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship in Archaeology, May 1997
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & ASSOCIATIONS
Founder, Archaeological Institute of America, Rome Society. Founded local society of the AIA in 2011, and currently serve as officer. The Society received its official charter in January 2014.
Served as officer for the Narragansett Society of the AIA from 1999–2001. Member since 1998.
Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica, member since 2002. Worked as copy editor for Fasti Online, AIAC’s online journal, February 2004 – June 2008. Received and reviewed data from archaeologists working in Italy. Formatted articles, and placed them on journal website.
College Art Association, member since 2000.
American Alliance of Museums, member since 1998.
Bachelor’s Thesis Advisor and Committee Member, the American University of Rome, Department of Archaeology and Classics, Rome, Italy, Fall 2014. Served as supervisor for a senior undergraduate student during the research and writing phases of thesis preparation, and served as a member of a jury panel judging senior theses.
M.A. Degree Development Committee Member, Art History Department, John Cabot University, Rome, Italy, January 2013 – present. Member of a committee which created the university’s first Master’s Degree program, and the first Master’s Degree program in Art History in Rome.
Honors Thesis Panel, the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Classics, Spring 2011. Member of the honors thesis panel for a senior undergraduate student.