Economics and Social Science Department at John Cabot University in Rome

Economics and Social Sciences Faculty

Chair of the Department

Francesco Ruscitti 2011
Associate Professor of Economics
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 1999
M.S., Purdue University, 2003
Dottorato di Ricerca, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 2004
Ph.D, Purdue University, 2007
Email: [email protected]

Professors

Alessandro Antonelli 2010
Lecturer in Economics and Finance
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 1978
M.A., City University of New York, 1981
P.M.D, Harvard University, HBS, 1986
Email: [email protected]

Paola Castelli 2011
Associate Professor of Psychology
Laurea, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, 1998
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2009
Email: [email protected]

Simona Costagli 2008
Lecturer in Economics
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 1995
Ph.D., University of Rome "La Sapienza," 2001
Email: [email protected]

Carmen Franzese 2017
Lecturer in Psychology
Laurea, Second University of Naples, 2006
Ph.D., University of Naples “Federico II,” 2011
Email: [email protected]

Yasmina Rim Limam 2019
Lecturer in Economics
Maîtrise, Faculté des Sciences Economiques de Tunis, 1992
M.A., University of Connecticut, 1996
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2002
Email: [email protected]

Jenn Lindsay 2018
Lecturer in Sociology
B.A., Stanford University, 2001
Certificate in Theatre Management, Yale University, 2005 
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary, 2011 
Master 2nd Level Diploma, La Sapienza University, 2017
Ph.D., Boston University, 2018  
Email: [email protected]

Elaine Luti 1999
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art, 1970
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 1980
Email: [email protected]

Mary Merva 1994
Professor of Economics, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs
B.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1982
M.A., Rutgers University, 1985
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1989
Email: [email protected]

Nicola Petrocchi 2015
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza,” 2005
Specialization in Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy at School of Cognitive Psychotherapy (APC-SPC), Rome, 2012.
Ph.D., University of Rome "La Sapienza,” 2015
Email: [email protected]

Adrian Stoian 2016
Associate Professor of Economics
B.A.,  Babes Bolyai University, Romania, 1997
M.A., Clemson University, 2003
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2008
Email: [email protected]

Ferruccio Trabalzi 2011
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 1992
M.A., University California Los Angeles, 1994
Ph.D., University California Los Angeles, 2000
Email: [email protected]

Francesco Ruscitti

Francesco Ruscitti

2011
Associate Professor of Economics

Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 1999
M.S., Purdue University, 2003
Dottorato di Ricerca, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 2004
Ph.D, Purdue University, 2007
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Francesco Ruscitti received a Laurea in Economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1999. He then went on to complete a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Economics at Purdue University (USA) in 2007.
Prior to joining John Cabot University, he was Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Yeshiva University (New York) from 2007 to 2010. He then moved back to Italy and took a position first at the University of Sassari as Visiting Professor of Economics, and then for a short time at the University of Rome III as research fellow (assegnista di ricerca).

Dr. Ruscitti has taught a broad range of courses and was awarded a certificate for outstanding teaching by the Krannert Graduate School of Management (Purdue University). His (undergraduate) teaching interests are in Microeconomics, Mathematical Economics, Economics of Information, Financial Economics and Game Theory. Moreover, in recent years Dr. Ruscitti has been invited to give graduate-level lectures on mathematical methods and the theory of financial markets at Tor Vergata University in Rome.

Dr. Ruscitti is passionate about and actively engaged in research. His expertise and interests are in Microeconomics and Economic Theory. In sum, his past and current research involves the use of mathematical methods and models for the analysis of market economies in a general equilibrium setting. Dr. Ruscitti presents research papers at international conferences on a regular basis, and he has co-authored articles published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Economics Letters, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Economics Bulletin, Journal of Economics, Applied Mathematics and Economic Theory Bulletin.

Read Professor Ruscitti's CV