Our Professors

The Pantheon Institute is committed to academic excellence. Our professors are all dedicated educators and accomplished scholars in their fields. We seek expert faculty to teach engaging, challenging, and worthwhile material to our students. All professors at the Institute incorporate on-site and experiential learning in Rome whenever possible as a pivotal part of the curriculum.

Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Professor Martemucci is the Founding Director and President of The Pantheon Institute

AWARDS: • Stuckeman Foundation Award for the Creation of a New York Urban Studies Center. • Fondazione Luminotec – grant for the Publication of Villa Adriana Workshop activity and work • Architecture and archaeology grant for Soptrintendenza dei Beni Culturali, Regione Laizo – Vllia Adriana • Bowers Program grant. “International Collaborative Technical Curriculum” with Prof. Tom Boothby (AE) PUBLICATIONS: Publications and presentations • Ferrara’s Urban Plan of 1492: Contexts and Projects Conference Proceedings of the International ACSA-EAAE Conference in London, May 1994. On invitation, a modified version of this paper was presented at the Department of Architecture, University of Idaho, March, 1995. • The Teaching of Architecture: Early Theory as Skill, Conference Proceedings of the ACSA-EAAE International Conference, Prague in May, 1993, entitled “Beginnings in Architectural Education.” • The Neccessity of Virtue in Architecture:Views from the Works of Alberti and Viollet-le-Duc, Conference Proceedings of the ACSA East Central Regional Conference, Ann Arbor MI, October 1989. This paper was also invited for presentation at the 1991 ACSA Technology Conference, Harvard University. COURSES TAUGHT AT PANTHEON INSTITUTE: • ARCH 499A Architecture Design Studio • ARCH 499B Architectural Analysis / PREVIOUS TEACHING POSITIONS: • The Pennsylvania State University – 1989-2009 • North Dakota State University – 1977-1984 • Temple University – 1998, 1985, 1984 • University of Puerto Rico – 1987 • University of Pennsylvania – 1984, 1986

Romolo Martemucci

MA Urban Planning and Design

University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute

AWARDS: • Samuel H. Kress Fellowship, Max Planck Institute, Bibliotheca Herziana, Rome (1978-80) / COURSES TAUGHT AT PANTHEON INSTITUTE: • ARCH 499C Roman Cartography as Imago Urbis / PREVIOUS TEACHING POSITIONS: • American Overseas School of Rome Renaissance and Baroque Dance, Foligno • Loyola, Rome Renssalaer, • Rome Pratt, Rome / RESEARCH & CONFERENCES: Research Assistant to Harry Bober – Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Research Assistant to Richard Krautheimer – Bibliotheca Hertziana / RELATED STUDIES: • Scuola di Biblioteconomia, • Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Giardinaggio, • Orto Botanico di Roma

Cothran Winstead Ceen

ABD, MA, BA      

Institute of Fine Arts New York

AWARDS • Participation with n!studio at the IX Edition of the Piranesi Prix de Rome 2011 for professionals with the project of the Archaeological Museum de La Breche et de La Noye. • Participation with n!studio at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennial in 2008 with the project “Residentity” and to 3rd Beijing Architecture Biennial with a project for the sustainable reconversion of the industrial D-Park in Beijing. • Since 2004, collaboration with n!studio projects that have been presented in numerous architectural exhibits, including: Italy now at Cornell University in New York (2005); the RIBA in London (2006); Sustainable. Italy at London Festival of Architecture (2008); Archilab 2008; XI International Venice Biennale of Architecture (2008); “Pensare la Materia-n!studio-projects” at Come Se Gallery in Rome (2008); “Le città del futuro” at Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome (2008) etc. PUBLICATIONS • Article in DO.CO.MO.MO. Italia. 2012 • Special issue of WA-World Architecture. Tsinghua University. Beijing. 2006-2007. • International architectural monographs. Collaboration with Hust Press and AADCU Program. Beijing. 2007.

 Design Simone Bove 

Laurea Arch             

University Roma Tre

Edoardo Cappella is the co-founder of Velia, a collaborative practice operating across the fields of architecture, research and education. Beyond his professional work as an architect, he has taught at several institutions, including University of Waterloo, Iowa State University and IED Rome. Since 2022, he teaches both architectural design and theory at the Pantheon Institute, Rome, where he currently leads the course Links: the contamination between Art and Architecture. He holds a M.Arch from Sapienza University in Rome. His academic and professional formation draws upon considerable experience matured between Italy, Spain, Germany and Switzerland. Most notably, between 2016 and 2022, he has worked as an architect for the offices of David Chipperfield in Berlin and Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, where he was involved in projects across Europe, Asia and America, spanning a wide range of typologies, scales and programmes.

Edoardo Capella 

M. Arch

Università La Sapienza Roma

Silvia Aloisio

Dott. Arch

Università La Sapienza Roma

Lavinia Nannini is a licensed architect in Italy with over 18 years of experience in architecture and urban design. She holds a Master's in Urban Design + Planning and has worked on significant projects in New York City, Rome and China. Nannini has collaborated with firms like Massimiliano Fuksas, Clara LaFuente, and Cycle Architecture + Planning, and with prominent thinkers and educators such as Michael Sorkin. She has also engaged with academic institutions, including City College of NY and Pratt University. Her work and research focuses on innovative, resilient, and inclusive design, integrating social, political, ecological, and cultural considerations to create positive, lasting community impacts while respecting historic preservation.

Lavinia Nannini, 

MA Urban Planning and Design, B. Arch


Art History and Architecture

Valerio Da Gai


International Business

AWARDS • Fulbright Scholar. ORGANIZATIONS • Senior Economic Specialist at the US Embassy in Rome (1983-91) • Senior Country Manager for then Czechoslovakia at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London (1981-82). PUBLICATIONS • Laurea dissertation in Italian on “U.S.-Europe Relations During the Carter Administration” (1978) • two papers in Italian on state intervention in the economies of sub-Saharan Africa and on state aid to sub-Saharan households (for the Vatican University in 1996). COURSES TAUGHT AT PANTHEON INSTITUTE • IB399B International Marketing • IB339D Business in the European Union. PREVIOUS TEACHING POSITIONS • The American University of Rome • Temple University Rome Center • Link Campus University of Malta • Antioch University in Santa Barbara • UCSB • Loyola University Rome Center • Vatican University at the Lateran.

Aldo Patania, MA

John Hopkins School of International Studies

Italian Language

AWARDS • Cofounder and didactic director af Emmedue Italia – School of Languages 1994 – 2000. PUBLICATIONS • La Signora M, novel • La conversione dell’arcobaleno, novel • Confini di pelle, short stories • L’albero dei rosari, novel • 120, novel • ".IT" Italian Language in Use, grammar book (with Barbara Parisi) • Solitudini – Luigi Tenco e Dalida, theatrical play • Taglia la torta che arriva la morta, theatrical play • Gli imprevisti fanno parte del gioco, theatrical play. COURSES TAUGHT AT PANTHEON INSTITUTE • Italian Language. PREVIOUS TEACHING POSITIONS • Link Campus – University of Malta • Pontificio Ateneo “Regina Apostolorum” • Italiaidea • Berlitz School • Inlingua School.

Maurizio Valtieri

Università La Sapienza Roma


PUBLICATIONS: • “.IT” Italian Grammar in Use. 2008, Collana Teke Didattica. Barbara Parisi and Maurizio Valtieri. SONGWRITER: • Compilations of Lounge Music, “Mystic Diversions” 2006, by Mike Francis • Film soundtracks – “Euclide era un bugiardo” in 2007 for Rai 3 Channel TV, “Un caso di coscienza” for Rai 2 TV Channel in 2013, “Le due leggi” for Rai 1 TV Channel and “Il giuduce meschino”, by Carlo Carlei for Rai 1 Channel TV in 2014. COURSES TAUGHT AT PANTHEON INSTITUTE • Nutrition 297 PREVIOUS TEACHING POSITIONS • Temple University, Rome • University of Miami, Rome • Rhode Island School of Design, Rome • Cornell University, Rome • University of Washington, Rome • Iowa State University, Rome Campus • ItaliaIdea – Italian Language School School of Italian language for foreigners in Rome • “Parliamo Italiano” Language School in New York. • New York University.

Barbara Parisi, MA

Università La Sapienza Roma

Studio Arts

AWARDS: • Fulbright Grant, Prague, Czech Republic (1998-99) • Interdisciplinary Dissertation and Creative Project Award, The Pennsylvania State University, 1998. PUBLICATIONS • A time full of waiting – the refugee camp of Rissiera San Sabba in the phototgraphs of Jan Lukas. Co-editor of the exhibition catalogue, Trieste, Italy, 2012 • Memento, exhibition catalogue, Galeria Fiducia, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2011 • Das Prager Ghetto, co-author, Verlag Werner Dausien, Hanau, Germany, 1994. COURSES TAUGHT AT PANTHEON INSTITUTE • PHOTO 399A Introduction to Digital Photography. PREVIOUS TEACHING POSITIONS • Instructor of Photography, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002, 2006-2008. RELATED EXPERIENCE • Chair of Refugee Resettlement Committee, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo, ND, 1981-1989

Helena Lukas Martemucci, MA

Pennsylvania State University, Georgetown University

Kelly Melford, MA

University of Tennessee Chattanooga


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