Professor Claudia Maria Del Papa, M.A.

Adjunct Professor. Prof. Avv. Claudia del Papa is an attorney at law, admitted to the Rome Bar and working with Studio Stajano since 2004. She has gained relevant experience in Civil, International and copyright Law, National and International debt collection procedures, institutional relations, International contracts, and International litigation. Prof. del Papa has also been teaching at the Italian public University in Rome of Roma Tre since 2014 where she teaches a course in English in the Law Department called “Discretionary powers and Procedures in Administrative Law”. 
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Professor Kathleen Fitzsimmons, M.B.A.

Porgram Director. Professor Fitzsimmons is an American academic and manager with extensive experience in business and academia, and 20+ years in Italy. She is a high-energy, creative team-builder and project manager. Known for her student focus, Prof. Fitzsimmons has created a number of programs at AUR to create opportunities for students, including the AURA study abroad program, the Emory Honors Exchange, the AUR Business Club, AUR Campus Girl Scouts, consulting projects with local organizations and the series of Business Field Studies. She applies her experience and expertise in strategy to AUR, wrote the University’s first strategic plan, has chaired the Strategic Planning Committee, contributed to the Middle States Accreditation process and oversaw the University’s first external program review.
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Professor Marshall Langer, M.B.A.

Adjunct Professor. Marshall Langer has been an Adjunct Professor at AUR since 2004. He earned his Bachelor’s in Finance from Boston University and an MBA from The Wharton School in Marketing and Management, and has done graduate work in Counseling Psychology at New York University. Marshall entered academia after a 12-year career in finance in the U.S. and Europe, in investment banking and risk arbitrage with firms such as Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp and BNP Paribas. Marshall is also a Trained Group Counselor (which serves him well in the popular Business Psych course!). 
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Professor Adriano Liberto

Adjunct Professor
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Professor Josephine Luzon, D.B.A.

Adjunct Professor. Dr. Josephine Luzon teaches Financial Accounting (ACC 201) and Managerial Accounting (ACC 202) at The American University of Rome. She is the  Finance Manager of Bioversity International, an international agricultural research nonprofit organization (a member of the  CGIAR, which is part of the World Bank group). AUR is fortunate that Josephine takes time out of her busy professional life to share with our students lessons and experience garnered in her impressive 27 year career spanning an array of leadership positions in finance and administration, budgeting, accounting, auditing, and management information and control systems.
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Professor Roberto Pirozzi, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty. Roberto Pirozzi gained his Bachelor and Master diplomas at the University of LUMSA, Rome, and obtained an MA in Laws in comparative Legal Systems at the Pace University School of Law, New York.
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Professor David Pollon, M.B.A.

Adjunct Professor. Prior to entering the academic world, Professor Pollon made his career in the international financial arena working for The Walt Disney Company. After serving as Finance Director at the company's headquarters in Los Angeles, he became Finance Director in the UK and then Italy, where he was in charge of all cinema, video, and DVD financial operations. 
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Professor Laura Prota, PhD

Professor. Specialized in social network analysis and rural development, Laura Prota adopts a relational approach to study the configuration of agricultural production and innovation systems under globalization. She published on issues related to the specificity of Southeast Asian market transition with a particular focus on place and path dependent trajectories of development, land markets, persistent poverty, gender and labor rights. 
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Professor Anna Sasso, MSc

Professor. Anna Sasso is a marketing specialist, lecturer, and consultant. She combines her business education and managerial experience with passion for human potential to help students and professionals uncover their unique value and expand their careers. Her professional motto is: ‘To create sustainable competitive advantage through a quality education and lifelong learning.’
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Professor Robert Sonnabend, M.B.A.

Adjunct Professor. Robert Sonnabend teaches courses in marketing, management, and communications in both the Business Studies and Communication Department. Teaching at AUR for eight years, he comes from an international business background. A global sales executive with a manufacturing background, he developed distribution channels in China and India, including manufacturing operations in Tianjin, China and Bangalore, India, for mid-size computers and software.
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Professor Silvano Susi, M.B.A.

Adjunct Professor. Professor Susi is one of AUR's longest-serving professors. He gained his BA at Sapienza, University of Rome, and his MBA at the American University in Washington DC.
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