Carol R. Bentel received her undergraduate degree in architecture at Washington University and her graduate degree in architecture at North Carolina State University. Prior to receiving her PhD in the history and theory of modern architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Venice (Italy). She is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, FAAR '94. She has taught at Harvard, MIT, Georgia Tech, and the Architectural Association in London. She currently teaches at Webb Institute, a naval engineering college. She has delivered lectures at Harvard, MIT, Yale, the Architectural Association in London, and the Centro Palladio in Vicenza (Italy). She has published numerous articles on Italian Modernism. She was the national chair of the AIA Committee on Design with over 10,000 members. She is a partner in the studio of Bentel & Bentel, Architects/Planners AIA, a licensed architect, and is NCARB, NCIDQ and LEED AP certified.
2017 Doctoral Dissertation: Addressing the People: Architecture as a Medium of the Fascist Narrative of National Identity, Case del Fascio, 1922-1943