Francisco Del Canto Viterale, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota
Dr. Del Canto Viterale currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Space Studies in the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota. Also, he is the Director and Visiting Professor of the MA Program in Science, Technology and Global Affairs at the University of Salamanca (Spain).
His core area of knowledge is Social Science, and his area of specialization is the intersection between Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) and International Relations (IR) with special emphasis on International Space Relations.
Dr. Del Canto Viterale has been working in academia for over 20 years in several countries. He has extensive experience teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in a wide variety of topics within Social Science, International Relations, and Space Studies (International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Science & Technology Policy and Diplomacy, Space Policy and Diplomacy, International-Economy, Critical & Systems Thinking, Advanced Social Research Methods, etc.)
Dr. Del Canto Viterale has conducted research for over twenty years in topics related to International Scientific Relations, Science and Innovation Policy, International Space Relations, Science and Space Diplomacy, and Systems Modeling. Because of his research work, Dr. Del Canto Viterale has published an innovative book called “International Scientific Relations” where summarized 15 years of research work. Additionally, he has published several methodological and theoretical journal articles related to those issues.
Dr. Del Canto Viterale received his Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Deusto (Spain) in January 2014, and he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Systems Institute at Johns Hopkins University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2014-2016). Prior to his doctorate, he earned a Bachelor of Science in International Relations (1998), a Post-Graduate in International Affairs and Diplomacy (1999) in Argentina, and a Masters in International Migrations, Cooperation and Conflict (2011) in Spain.