Associate Professor of Italian; Co-Director, International Business with Language and Culture

Degrees: Laurea, Università degli Studi di Urbino, Italy; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Expertise: All levels of Italian Language; Italian Language for Business and Finance; Italian Modern and Contemporary Literature; Italian Opera; 19th and 20th Century Italian Literature; Alessandro Manzoni; Carlo Emilio Gadda

Dr. Luigi G. Ferri is Associate Professor of Italian Language and Literature at John Carroll.  He graduated in 1998 from Università degli Studi di Urbino – Italy with a doctoral degree in Education (specialization in Foreign Languages and Literatures), and in 2003 he earned a Ph. D. in Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also developed a course of Italian for Business.  Before joining John Carroll University, Dr. Ferri held a faculty position at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.

He has published scholarly articles on Alessandro Manzoni and Carlo Emilio Gadda, and a book of short stories titled “Resurrecturis”.  His research and teaching interests include all levels of Italian language (including Italian for Business and Finance), Italian modern literature, Italian opera of the 19th and 20th century, Italian politics, and the relationship between Italian intellectuals and Fascism.