Past IPCAA Graduates and their Current Positions
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Adams, Jean Alison
Allen, Marti L.
Dissertation (1985): “The Terracotta Figurines from Karanis: A Study of Technique, Style, and Chronology in Fayoumic Coroplastics”
Associate Professor Professor of Art History, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa
Dissertation (2005): "Constructing Nabataea: Indentity, Ideology, and Connectivity"
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of History, Portland State University
Dissertation (1990): “The Seven Against Thebes in Greek Art”
Dissertation (1983): “Cosa: Inscriptions on Stone and Brick-Stamps”
Assistant Professor, Greek and Roman Studies, Carleton University
Dissertation (2013): “Foodways and Cultural Identity in Roman Republican Italy”
Bellah, Mary Suzanne
James R. Wiseman Chair of Classical Archaeology, Archaeology Department, Boston University
Dissertation (1988): “The Hellenistic and Early Roman Common-Ware Pottery from Tel Anafa”
Bomgardner, David L.
Chair of Classics Department, Elstree School, Woolhampton, Berkshire, England
Dissertation (1985): “An Analytical Study of North African Amphitheaters”
Lecturer, School of Classics, St. Andrews University
Dissertation (2017): "Rome at Its Core: Reconstructing the Environment and Topography of the Forum Boarium"
Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies, Wellesley College
Dissertation (1999): “Import Consumption in the Bronze Age Argolid (Greece): Effects of Mediterranean Trade on Mycenaean Society”
Dissertation (2010): “Resource Stress and Subsistence Practice in Early Prehistoric Cyprus”
Assistant Curator, St. Louis Art Museum
Dissertation (2009): "Androgyny, Identity, and Iconography on the Graeco-Phoenician Sealings from Tel Kedesh, Israel"
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Dissertation (2016): “A Scale-Free, Relational Approach to Social Development in Late-Prehistoric Tyrrhenian Central Italy”
Carr, Karen Lichtenbaum
Publisher and CEO, Quatrus Study Guides
Associate Professor Emerita, History Department, Portland State University
Dissertation (1992): “Did Roman Government Matter? The Standard of Living in the Guadalquivir Valley A.D. 300-700”
Associate Professor, Dept of Religion and Classics, University of Rochester
Dissertation (2005): "Sacred Sites and Religion in Early Rome, Eight to Sixth Centuries BC"
Two-year Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Near Eastern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Dissertation (2014): "The Archaeology of Achaemenid Rule in Egypt"
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Union College
Dissertation (2014): "Asia Minor at the End of Antiquity: A View from the Countryside"
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Geology, Bryn Mawr College
Active in IPCAA
Conlin, Diane Atnally
Associate Professor, Department of Classics and Fine Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder
Dissertation (1993): “The Large Processional Friezes on the Ara Pacis Augustae: Early Augustan Sculptural Styles and Workshop Traditions”
Cook, R. James
Assistant Professor, Department of Ancient History and Classics, Trent University
Dissertation (2011): “Landscapes of Irrigation in the Ptolemaic and Roman Fayum: Interdisciplinary Archaeological Survey and Excavation Near Kom Aushim (Ancient Karanis), Egypt”
Scealta Shamhne, Ireland
Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Hunter College
Dissertation (2006): “The Aurelian Wall and the Refashioning of Imperial Rome, A.D. 271-855”
Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, University of Oregon
Dissertation (2012): “Actors and Agents in Republican Religion in Italy. A View from the Sanctuary at Grasceta dei Cavallari”
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome
Research Fellow, Ancient Mediterranean Studies, University of Missouri
Dissertation (2017): "The Roman Middle Republic at Sant'Omobono"
Dix, Thomas Keith
Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Georgia, M.A. (1978)
Professor, Art Department, University of Virginia
Dissertation (1977): “Terracotta Lamps of the Roman Province of Syria”
Professor in Classics, University of Colorado, Boulder
Dissertation (1997): “Satrapal Sardis: Aspects of Empire in an Achaemenid Capital”
Eaverly, Mary Ann
Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dissertation (1986): “The Equestrian Statue in Archaic Greek Sculpture”
Assistant Professor, Albert Eistein College of Medicine
Dissertation (2007): “Ritual Activity and Regional Dynamics: Towards a Reinterpretation of Minoan Extra-Urban Ritual Space”
Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Mary's University
Dissertation (2014): "The Lapis Gabinus Quarries and the Roman Economy of Urban Construction"
Professor, Classical Studies, Department, Depauw University
Dissertation (1994): “Kitchens and Dining Rooms at Pompeii: The Spatial and Social Relationship of Cooking to Eating in the Roman Household”
Associate Professor of Classics and Art History, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, George Washington University
Dissertation (1997): “Roman Marble Sculpture from the Levant: The Group from the Sanctuary of Pan at Caesarea Philippi (Banias)”
Fullerton, Monica Barran
Gagliano, Lorraine Knop
Alice Pratt Brown Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Trinity University
Dissertation (1988): “Seal Workshops & Artists in Persepolis: A Study of Seal Impressions Preserving the Theme of Heroic Encounter on the Persepolis Fortification & Treasury Tablets”
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dissertation (2005): "Traveling the Desert Edge: The Ptolemaic Roadways and Regional Economy of Egypt's Eastern Desert in the Fourth through First Centuries BCE"
Dartmouth College, Residential Life Department
Senior Lecturer, Classics Department, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Dissertation (1993): “The Archaeological Evidence for Mithraism in Imperial Rome”
Haeckl, Anne E.
Senior Instructor, Department of Classics, Kalamazoo College
Hallock, Andrea Brock
Dissertation (2017): "Rome at Its Core: Reconstructing the Environment and Topography of the Forum Boarium"
Head of Conservation, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh
Special Collections Cataloger, Getty Center
Dissertation (1992): “Early Black Figure Workshops of Athens and Corinth: A Study of Reciprocal Artistic Influences”
Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Wabash College
Dissertation (2003): “Streets, Street Architecture, and Social Presentation in Roman Italy”
Harvey, Sarah Morgan
Assistant Professor, Classics Department, Kent State University
Dissertation (1999): “The Iron Age II Period in the Central Negev Highlands and Edom: A Comparison of Settlement Intensification and Land Exploitation”
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ancient Studies, New York University
Dissertation (2004): "Imported Ceramics and the Rural Consumer in Late Roman Mediterranean Gaul"
Electronic Resources and Metadata Librarian, Tisch Library, Tufts University
Dissertation (2011): “Strategies of Communication in the Shrines of Pompeii”
Instructional Designer, AORN
Associate Veterinarian, Brookstone Animal Hospital
Associate Professor and Associate Curator, Department of Classics, Bowdoin College
Dissertation (1991): “Artificial Fishponds in Roman Italy during the Late Republic and Early Empire”
Translator and Editor, Austrian Archaeological Institute
Dissertation (2015): “Domesticating Spectacle in the Roman Empire: Representations of Public Entertainment in Private Houses of the Roman Provinces”
Adjunct Associate Professor, Departments of Fine Arts and Classical Studies, Boston College
Dissertation (1990): “Immigrants, Imports & Problems in the Study of Influence: Archaeological Evidence for Artistic Transmission from the Near East to Crete, ca. 1100-ca. 700 B.C.”
Associate Editor, Wiley Interdisciplinary Review
Dissertation (2013): "Economy and Environment in Complex Societies: A Case Study from
Bronze Age Sardinia"
Principal Architect, nlh architecture
Ph.D. program in Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
IT Contractor, Corning Museum of Glass
Dissertation (2015): "The Archaeology of a Colchian Landscape: Results of the Eastern Vani Survey"
Adjunct Instructor; Language Arts, English, and Developmental Studies; North Central State College (Ohio)
Dissertation (2006): "Materializing Childhood: an Historical Archaeology of Children in Roman Egypt"
Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Georgetown University
Dissertation (1995): “Monumental Private Votive Dedications on the Athenian Acropolis, ca. 600-400 B.C.”
Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University
Dissertation (2008): “Social Logics Under Empire: The Armenian 'Highland Strategy' and Achaemenid Rule, CA 600-300 BC ”
Koloski-Ostrow, Ann O.
Professor, Department of Classical Studies, BrandeisUniversity
Dissertation (1986): “The Sarno Bath Complex: Architecture in Pompeii's Last Years”
Kontar, Diane Reiersgord Clark
Associate Professor, Department of Art History, University of Findlay
Teacher, Brunswick Junior High School, ME
Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and University of Oregon Libraries
Dissertation (2017): "The Business of Commemoration: a Comparative Study of Italian Catacombs"
Assistant Professor, Classics Department, Reed College
Dissertation (2013): "Identity, Burial Practice, and Social Change in Ptolemaic Egypt"
Assistant Curator of Ancient and Islamic Glass, Corning Museum of Glass
Dissertation (2015): "From Luxury Product to Mass Commodity: Glass Production and Consumption in the Hellenistic World"
Graduate Student, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University
Assistant Director of Faculty and Alumni Engagement, Siegal Lifelong Learning, Case Western Reserve University
Dissertation (2012): "Panhellenism in the Roman Empire: Infrastructural Changes to the Panhellenic Sanctuaries, Formations of New Identities"
Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Manitoba
Dissertation (1995): “Transport Amphoras and Trademarks: Imports to Athens and Economic Diversity in the Fifth Century B.C.”
Vice President of Analytics, Semphonic/Ernst & Young
Dissertation (2000): “Roman Imperial Ideology in the Mid-Third Century A.D.: Negotiation, Usurpation, and Crisis in the Imperial Center”
Assistant Professor, Ancient Art & Museum Studies, Arkansas State University
Dissertation (2012): "Urbanism, Art and Economy: The Marble Quarrying Industries of Aphrodisias and Roman Asia Minor"
Associate Professor, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa
Dissertation (2005): "Imperial Patronage and Urban Display of Roman Monumental Fountains and Nymphaea"
Head Librarian, Rhys Carpenter Library, Bryn Mawr College
Dissertation (1999): “Road Systems and Postal Service of the Eastern Roman and Byzantine Empires”
Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, Museum Studies, New York University
Dissertation (2010): “Acquiring Antiquity: The Early History of Classical Collections at the University of Michigan and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston”
Radiologist, Charlotte Radiology, NC
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Koç University
Dissertation (2018): ""The Death of the City and the Creation of a New Social Order in Late Roman Central Anatolia"
Project Manager, Silk Road Cultural Initiative
Dissertation (2015): "A Typology and Chronology of Ceramics from Bactra, Afghanistan, 600 BCE-500 CE"
Association of Art Museum Directors/Kress Foundation Fellow for Provenance Research,
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, and Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Dissertation (2014): "Marble, Memory, and Meaning in the Four Pompeian Styles of Archaeology"
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Ohio University
Dissertation (2015): " The Art of Power: Ambiguity, Adornment, and the Performance of Social Position in the Pompeian House"
McKeon, Carolyn Hessenbruch
Secretary, Damariscotta River Association, Maine
Dissertation (1983): “Iconology of the Gorgon Medusa in Roman Mosaic”
Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Ohio State University, Marion Campus
Dissertation (1982): “Gestures in Attic Vase Painting: Use and Meaning, 550-450 B.C.”
Getty Center; Research Associate, UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
Dissertation (1990): “The Archaic and Classical Pottery from the Sanctuary at Località Santa Venera in Paestum, Italy”
Miller Ammerman, Rebecca
Professor and Chair, Department of Classics, Colgate University
Dissertation (1983): “The Terracotta Votives from Medma: Cult and Coroplastic Craft in Magna Graecia”
Assistant Professor of Roman Art & Archaeology, Art History & Archaeology, University of Missouri
Dissertation (2013): “The Origins of Concrete in Rome and Pompeii”
Lecturer, Dept of History, Classics, and Archaeology, Birbeck University of London
Dissertation (2017): "On the Move: Mobility in Southwest Anatolia and the Southeast Aegean during the Late Bronze to Early Iron Age Transition"
Professor, History Department, Newark College of Arts and Sciences
IPCAA M.A. (2006)
Brown University PhD (2012)
Instructor, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
Assistant Professor of Ancient Mediterranean and Near East, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, Manhattan
Dissertation (2010): “Colors, Gilding and Painted Motifs in Persepolis: Approcahing the Polychromy of Achaemenid Persian Architectural Sculpture, c. 520-330 BCE”
Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Georgia
Dissertation (1980): “The ‘Ionic’ Cella: A Preliminary Study of Fourth Century B.C. Temple Architecture”
Associate Professor, Department of Art History, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dissertation (2007): “Manipulation of Memory: Public Buildings and Decorative Programs in Roman Cities of Asia Minor”
Software Engineer, Bullhorn, Inc., St. Louis, MO
Dissertation (2009): “The Roman Honorific Arches of Pisidian Antioch: Reconstruction and Contextualization”
Lecturer, Department of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dissertation (1977): “Problems in the Topography of Roman Puteoli”
Peña, John Theodore
Professor of Classics, University of California, Berkeley
Dissertation (1987): “Roman-Period Ceramic Productio in Etruria Tiberina: A Geographical and Compositional Study”
English & Professional Writing Program, Calumet College of St. Joseph
Dissertation (1983): “Bacchus in Roman Britain: Archaeological Evidence for His Cult?”
Associate Professor, Department of Classics, College of the Holy Cross
Dissertation (1995): “Artistic Imitation and the Roman Patron, with a Study of Imitation in the Ideal Sculptures of Herodes Atticus”
Pollard, Nigel N.D.
Senior Lecturer in Roman History, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Wales,
Dissertation (1992): “Nota et Familiaria Castra: Soldier and Civilian in Roman Syria and Mesopotamia”
Powers, Jessica Davis
Gilbert M Denman, Jr., Curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World, San Antonio Museum of Art
Dissertation (2006): "Patrons, Houses and Viewers in Pompeii: Reconsidering the House of the Gilded Cupids"
Associate Professor, University of Texas, Austin
Dissertation (2004): "Symposium, Community and Cultural Exchange in Archaic Sicily and South Italy"
Lecturer in Classical Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
Dissertation (2004): "Rural Settlement and Elite Representation: Social Change in the Bosporan Kingdom in the Fourth Century BC"
Director and CEO, Phaeton Group
Dissertation (1996): “Forma Urbis Romae: The Severan Marble Plan and the Urban Form of Ancient Rome”
Lecturer, Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dissertation (1990): “The Roman Theater at Carthage”
Principal/Senior Architect and Planner, Steffian Bradley Architects
Dissertation (2009): “Augustus, King of Kings: The Roman Imperial Cult in Asia Minor, 31 BC - 14 AD”
Dissertation (2019): "Style and Variety in the Art of the Roman Domestic Sphere"
Activity Coordinator, Engaging Humanities Initiative, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dissertation (2018): "Society and Burials from Central-Western Macedon, 550–300 BCE: Intersections of Gender, Age, and Status"
Samuels, J. Troy
Schrader Visiting Assistant Professor in Classical Archaeology, Department of Classical Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
Dissertation (2019): "Recovering Rural Non-Elites: Commoner Landscapes and Rural Infill in the Roman Middle Republic"
Dissertation (2000): “Sculptural Patronage and the Houses of Late Hellenistic Delos”
Professor, Classical Studies Department, Depauw University
Dissertation (1998): “The Archaeology of Aphrodite in the Greek West: ca. 650 - 480 B.C.”
Associate Professor, SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
Dissertation (1994): “Public Building and Civic Identity in Augustan and Julio-Claudian Athens”
Lead Associate; Booz, Allen, Hamilton, McLean, VA
Schwartz, Harriet Sue
Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies, College of Wooster
Dissertation (2002): “The Lindos Stele and the Lost Treasures of Athena: Catalogs, Collections, and Local History”
Research Fellow, Università di Bologna
Dissertation (2008): “Places of Power and Value: Meaning and Materiality in the Classical Archaeology of Anatolia ”
Professor, Department of History, University of Delaware
Sobocinski, Melanie Grunow
Dissertation (2002): “Architectural Images in Roman State Reliefs, Coins, and Medallions: Imperial Ritual, Ideology, and the Topography of Rome”
Research Fellow, Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University
Dissertation (2012): “The Valley of Thracian Kings? Social Complexity of Inland Thrace during Classical and Hellenistic period”
Canada Research Chair in Roman Archaeology and Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Manitoba
Dissertation (1994): “Mythological Statuary in Late Antiquity: A Case Study of Villa Decoration in Southwest Gaul”
Associate Research Scientist, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan
Dissertation (1997): “The Development of an Imperial Territory: Romans, Africans, and the Transformation of the Rural Landscape of Tunisia”
PrivateRaise.com, NY, NY
Dissertation (2000): “Greek Architectural Polychromy from the Seventh to Second Centuries B.C.: History and Significance”
Associate Professor, College of William and Mary
Dissertation (2002): “Egypt in the Roman Imagination: A Study of Aegyptiaca from Pompeii”
Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Stanford University
Dissertation (1999): “The Aesthetics of Sameness: A Contextual Analysis of the Large and Small Herculaneum Woman Statue Types in the Roman Empire”
Professor, Department of Classics, Miami University (OH)
Dissertation (1997): “Creating Roman Imperial Identity and Authority: The Role of Roman Imperial Harbor Monuments”
Van Rosevelt, Ann
Research Affiliate, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Scholar in Residence, Department of Art & Adjunct Instructor, Modern & Classical Languages, University of Kentucky
Dissertation (1985): “Punic Bronze Coinage: Circulation, Mint Attribution & Chronology”
Associate Professor, Chair of Archaeological Studies, Department of Classics, Oberlin College
Dissertation (2005): "Materia Magica: The Archaeology of Magic in Egypt, Cyprus and Spain"