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Michael Chiariello joined the Department of Philosophy at St. Bonaventure University in 1970.
He directs the Franciscan Heritage Semester Study Abroad Program at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy, where he teaches “The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition” and “Contemporary Global Issues and the Franciscan Worldview.” In recent years, he served as dean of Clare College at St. Bonaventure.
Recent publications include “Bonaventure’s Itinerarium in Mentis Deum: A thirteenth century foundation for a twenty-first century curriculum,” in Chiariello and Brunello, eds., The Wider World of Core Texts. Association for Core Texts and Courses, 2004; “Bob Dylan’s Truth,” in Verenezze, ed., Bob Dylan and Philosophy, Open Court Series in Philosophy and Popular Culture, 2006, and “Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose: Teaching the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition to Postmodern Undergraduates” in Postscript to the Middle Ages: Teaching Medieval Studies through Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose. Syracuse University Press, 2009.
Judith Chiariello is an adjunct instructor in the School of Education at St. Bonaventure University. Judy has spent 40 years as an educator, including classroom teacher, counselor and administrator.
Judy was a certified Reality Therapy/Quality School staff developer as well as a unit supervisor in a residential treatment facility. She has presented her research on child sexual abuse at national conferences.
In addition to assisting her husband, Michael, in the development and implementation of the Franciscan Heritage Program in Perugia, Italy, Judy co-teaches the Academic Internship Seminar at the Umbra Institute and supervises students who participate in service learning opportunities in Italian schools.