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Frank Ambrosio

Associate Professor of Philosophy Senior Fellow at Georgetown University

About Me

Frank Ambrosio is Professor of Philosophy and Senior Fellow, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship at Georgetown University. After studies in Italian language and literature in Florence, Italy, he completed his doctoral degree at Fordham University with a specialization in contemporary European Philosophy.

He is the founding Director of the Georgetown University “MyDante Project,” a web-based platform for personal and collaborative study of Dante’s Commedia.

He is the author of Dante and Derrida: Face to Face (State University of New York Press, 2007), as well as scholarly works on Hermeneutics and interdisciplinary studies of the Italian Renaissance. He is the recipient of multiple awards for excellence in teaching at Georgetown. In October 2009, The Teaching Company released his course, "Philosophy, Religion and the Meaning of Life," a series of 36 half-hour video lectures which he created for the "Great Courses" series. From 2011 until 2016, he was Director of the interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Liberal Studies at Georgetown.

In addition to his work at Georgetown, he co-directs The Renaissance Company with Deborah R. Warin, leading adult study programs focusing on Italian Renaissance culture and its contemporary heritage.

Courses and Programs taught by Frank Ambrosio