Il Professore Italiano
Italian History & Culture

Italy’s people have had a primary role in developing the magic and beauty of our world. Il Cenacolo is fortunate that Professor James J. Boitano, PhD, a past President and 2016 Person of the Year, has a passion for history and for exploring all things Italian. As President, he began a series of monthly articles in the Il Cenacolo Bulletin. This growing collection is available below. On these pages he graciously invites us to join him in celebrating the rich beauty of our Italian culture and heritage.

(Michelangelo Merisi)
Art, Italian History
Picture of James J. Boitano, PhD

James J. Boitano, PhD

Jim Boitano holds a BA from Seattle University, an MA in International Relations from the University of Denver, and a PhD in Political Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He taught for 36 years at Dominican College/University in San Rafael, California, retiring in 2006 as Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Humanities, and Dean Emeritus of Arts and Sciences.