Each year, the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA) recruits and invites new students into its program. The Kelsey Museum benefits greatly from the IPCAA program and the students’ contributions to the research, teaching, and fieldwork programs that are integral to the Museum’s mission. The program currently includes over 25 students. 

We are pleased to welcome the following students in 2017:


Andrew Crocker

  • BA, Classical Studies, Michigan State Univ.
  • MA, Archaeology, Cornell Univ.
  • Interests include gender, urbanism, landscape and identity in Greece under the Roman empire

Amelia Eichengreen

  • BA, Classical Art and Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
  • MA, Archaeology, University of Durham
  • Interests include growth and development of early Etruscan and Roman societies

Joseph Frankl

  • BA, Classical Civilization, Macalester College
  • MA, Archaeology, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Interests include material and visual culture of 2nd century BCE to 1st century CE mainland Greece and theoretical approaches to archaeology

Caroline Nemechek

  • BA, Classical Civilization & History, Cornell Univ.
  • MA, Classical Art & Archaeology, Univ. of Kansas
  • Interests include Roman religion and material culture and domestic space as well as cultural exchange in the Roman Empire


Nicholas Cullen

  • BA, Classical Studies, Univ. of Michigan

Paige DeRue

  • BA, Classical Studies, Univ. of Michigan
The Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA) offers a program of doctoral study in the arts and material culture of the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. Formally sponsored by the Departments of Classical Studies and History of Art, and located in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, IPCAA draws on a distinguished range of faculty in several disciplines and on the rich museum and library resources of the University of Michigan. With its self-consciously interdisciplinary character, IPCAA is today widely acknowledged as among the very top programs in the country for the professional training of graduate students in Classical Archaeology.