CINQ 101 Critical Inquiry, JRSM 301 Junior Seminar.
Dr. Fazioli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities (School of Liberal Arts) and the Assessment Coordinator for the General Education program at Mercy. He holds a B.A. in History and French from Providence College (RI) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Before joining the core faculty at Mercy in fall 2015, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY, and remains a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at SUNY Buffalo.
Dr. Fazioli teaches Critical Inquiry and Junior Seminar, courses that form the core of Mercy's General Education Program. Each of his classes adopts a particular theme (e.g. "Thinking Anthropologically", "Science and the Media", "Who Owns the Past?") through which students strengthen their skills in reading, writing, critical thinking, information literacy, public speaking, and quantitative analysis. With over a decade of experience in higher education, Dr. Fazioli is passionate about teaching and learning, and is always looking for new ways to engage and motivate his students. He firmly believes that education has the potential to be a transformative and emancipatory experience, allowing students to encounter the world -- and themselves -- in exciting, challenging, and even life-changing ways.
Dr. Fazioli's research focuses on the archaeology and history of Central Europe during the Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages (c. 300-900 CE). He has conducted fieldwork in Austria, Slovenia, Sweden, Denmark and Northern Ireland, as well as across the northeastern US. In addition to giving regular conference papers and invited talks, Dr. Fazioli has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and field reports on topics including landscape archaeology, ceramic analysis, the history of archaeology and anthropology, and critical thinking. His current book project, which investigates how modern political and intellectual agendas have appropriated the medieval past, will be published by Berghahn Books in 2017 (http://berghahnbooks.com/title/FazioliMirror). More information on his research can be found at: https://mercy.academia.edu/KPatrickFazioli