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Name:  Peter Ascoli  

Pen Name: None


Born: in New York City


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Ascoli moved to Chicago in 1978 and still resides there today.

Biographical and Professional Information

In 1978 Peter Ascoli left Utah and moved to Chicago and worked as a fund raiser for a variety of cultural and educational non-profit organizations, including the University of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theater, Steppenwolf Theater Company, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.Ascoli is on the faculty of Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago. He taught at Utah State University and has a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Managment from the Kellogg Graduation School Management, Northwestern University.

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