The Arizona in Orvieto Study Abroad Program alternates faculty on a semester basis but its professor in residence is Dr. Claudio Bizzarri.
Dr. Bizzarri has a long record of achievements as director and collaborator on numerous Etruscan and Roman archeological excavations; he was the American Institute of Archeology Kress Foundation Lecturer for 2001-2002. Dr. Bizzarri received his doctorate from the University of Perugia. and is currently the Director of the PAAO (Archaeological and Environmental Park of the Orvieto Area). The program will normally have two faculty members in residence.
Courses are taught in English, with professors alternating each semester.
The program has a bilingual coordinator, Dr. Alba Frascarelli, to handle daily inquiries. She also has extensive experience as a classical archeologist on numerous Italian excavations in the Orvieto area. In addition faculty members will hold regular office hours to deal with student needs.
Director of the program is Dr. David Soren, Regents Professor, Department of Classics, University of Arizona, Tucson (Ph.D. Harvard University).