Meet the Lecturers
Dr. Jacoberger is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of World History at Camden County College, a partner of Rutgers University in New Jersey. She has been teaching higher education since 2011, including employment as a Visiting Professor at the University of St. Martin in the Caribbean and guest lectures at Anadolu University in Turkey and Universidad del Caribe in Mexico. She also volunteers for Princeton University's Prison Teaching Initiative, teaching Western Civilization to incarcerated youth at Garden State Correctional to help them earn community college credit.
Her graduate education includes a Doctorate and Master of Arts in Modern World History from St. John’s University and a Master of Science in Education from Fordham University.
Dr. Abgrall recently completed a Ph.D. in Classics and a M.A. in Political Science at Stanford University. During his undergrad years, he studied French Literature and History at the Sorbonne, spending his last year in Berlin at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. At Stanford, he has taught a wide range of classes, including Greek political thought, Greek and Roman history as well as World history.
Born and raised in Paris, he spent the two last years in Athens working on his dissertation. He has traveled to more than 35 countries and his hobbies are thus understandably traveling, writing, wandering in world class museums and baking. He is also passionate about passing on his knowledge to younger people.
James Thomas Wilentz
James Wilentz has served as an Art History lecturer at Liceo Classico in Rome, Italy since 2015. He earned a Master's Degree in Art History from New York University and an Master of Arts in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art. He is fluent in Italian, and will join the team as we explore art in Italy.
Pictured from left to right: Historians Dr. Nicole Jacoberger and Dr. Matthieu Abgrall, and Art Historian James Wilentz