As the list below shows, nine graduates from 2001-2005 have received tenure, and we expect others to receive tenure soon. Only a few Ph.D. graduates from 2001 onward do not have teaching positions. We see this record of success, along with the comparatively good record of our students in competing for jobs even during hard times, and the comments we receive from hiring departments about the preparation of our students who they interview, as an endorsement of the quality of our students’ training.

Additionally, you may look at our full list of Ph.D. dissertations and M.A. theses from 1894 to the present and our alphabetical list of all graduate alumni and their current positions. We encourage all former students to stay in touch with the department, letting us know how their careers and lives continue to develop.

The list gives the year of awarded, the student’s name, the dissertation title, the current position, and generally some information about positions before the current one. In each but one case “associate professor” refers to a tenured position.  For positions as assistant professor, those that are tenure-track are so marked.

College and university teaching

Eric DugdaleProphecy and Power in Sophocles’ ElectraAssociate Provost and Dean of General Education in Provost's Office and Hanson-Peterson Professor of Liberal Studies in Classics, Gustavus Adolphus College
Keyne CheshireThe form and meaning of Callimachus' Hymns 1 and 2Professor of Classics, Davidson College; previously held a visiting position at Carleton College
Matthew PancieraSexual practice and invective in Martial and Pompeian inscriptionsAssociate Professor, Department of Classics, Gustavus Adolphus College; previously held a visiting position at Hamilton College
Jeffrey BenekerThe Theme of Erotic Love in Plutarch's Late Republican LivesProfessor and Chair, Department of Classics, University of Wisconsin; held visiting positions at The University of Iowa and at University of Wisconsin
Lora HollandWorshipping Diana: the cult of a Roman goddess in republican ItalyProfessor and Chair, Department of Classics, The University of North Carolina at Asheville
Bradley BuszardThe thematic unity of Plutarch's Pyrrhus-MariusAssociate Professor, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Christopher Newport University; had visiting positions at Kalamazoo College and Michigan State University
Kevin MuseWorthless Wastrels: Prodigals and Prodigality in Classical AntiquityAssociate Professor of Classics and Chair, Department of Foreign Languages & Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Jonathan ClarkPagan religions in the works of JeromeNo current information; has taught at Christ Lutheran High School in Davenport, Iowa
Richard StanleyLiterary Constructions of Youth in the Early Empire: The Case of Nero Teaching at John Jay High School, San Antonio, TX after visiting and then tenure-track positions in Classics at Concordia College
Kathryn FiscelliPlants of Life and Death: An Examination of Three Plants Associated with the Cult of the DeadAssistant Director of Research Administration, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy; previously held visiting positions in Classics at Duke University
John H. Starks, Jr.Actresses in the Roman WorldAssociate Professor of Classics and Chair, Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Binghamton University, State University of New York, after holding visiting positions at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Agnes Scott College, and The University of North Carolina  at Greensboro
Shane HawkinsStudies in the Language of HipponaxAssociate Professor, Greek and Roman Studies, Carleton University
Kathryn McDonnellA Gendered Landscape: Roman Women's Monuments, Patronage, and Urban Contexts in Pompeii, Isola Sacra, and AquileiaAssistant Professor of Classics, tenure-track, The University of California, Los Angeles, after holding visiting positions at The College of Charleston and Cornell University
Norman SandridgeAmong Kings and Comrades: Jason's Leadership in the Argonautika of Apollonios RhodiosAssociate Professor of Classics, Howard University
Hunter GardnerThe Waiting Game: Gender and Time in Latin Love ElegyAssociate Professor of Classics, University of South Carolina, after holding a visiting position at College of Charleston
Walter McCallFalerii Novi and the Urban Evolution of Italy from 338 to 241 BCProject Officer with Archaeological Solutions Ltd., UK, after visiting teaching positions at Saint Mary's University and Mount Allison University
Hilary BeckerProduction, Consumption and Society in North Etruria During the Archaic and Classical Periods: The World of Lars PorsennaAssistant Professor of Classics, tenure-track, Binghamton University-SUNY, after tenure-track position at the University of Mississippi, and visiting positions at College of William & Mary, Washington and Lee University, Oberlin College, Davidson College
Jeffrey BeckerThe Building Blocks of Empire: Civic Architecture, Central Italy, and the Roman Middle RepublicVisiting Assistant Professor of Classics, Binghamton University-SUNY, after Fixed-term instructor and Acting Director of Ancient World Mapping Center, UNC-CH, visiting positions at College of William & Mary, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, Boston University, and McMaster University
Melissa EabyMortuary Variability in Early Iron Age Cretan BurialsAssistant Director of the Azoria Project (Crete); previously was a research librarian and assistant to the director of the Institute of Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete, 2008-2010
Robert Vander PoppenRural Change and Continuity in Etruria: A Study of Village Communities from the 7th Century B.C. to the 1st Century A.D.Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, Archaeology and Classics Program coordinator, and Department Chair, Rollins College; previously held a visiting position at Rollins College
David CarlisleKAI ONAP KAI Y∏AP: Dreaming in the Ancient NovelLecturer, University of Arizona, after visiting positions at Cornell College, Washington and Lee University, and Howard University
John HenkelWriting Poems on Trees: Genre and Metapoetics in Vergil’s Eclogues and GeorgicsAssociate Professor of Classics and General Studies, tenure-track, Classics Program coordinator, Georgetown College; previously was an assistant professor at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome
Arum ParkTruth, Falsehood, and Reciprocity in Pindar and AeschylusAssistant Professor of Classics, tenure-track, School of International Letters and Cultures, University of Arizona, after a fellowship at Amherst College and visiting positions at Brigham Young University, University of Oklahoma and Washington & Lee University
Erika Zimmerman DamerThe Female Body in Latin Love PoetryAssociate Professor of Classics and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Richmond
Mark MashHumor and Ethnography in Herodotus' HistoriesLatin teacher, Leesville Road High School, Raleigh, NC, winner of Lessville Road High School Teacher of the Year Award, 2016 and school webmaster.
Christopher PoltCatullus and Roman Dramatic LiteratureAssistant Professor, tenure-track, Department of Classical Studies, Boston College, after a visiting position at Carleton College and a tenure-track position at the University of South Florida
C. Sydnor RoyPolitical Relativism: Implicit Political Theory in Herodotus' HistoriesAssistant Professor, Texas Tech University, after Visiting Assistant Professor, Haverford College
Elizabeth M. GreeneWomen and Families in the Auxiliary Military Communities of the Roman West in the First and Second Centuries A.D.Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario
Derek Smith KeyserHorror in Euripides' Hecuba and HeraclesVisiting instructor, UNC-Greensboro, after instructor positions at Elon University and UNC-Chapel Hill
Daniel MooreEarthen Architecture and Technological Change at Poggio CivitateAssistant Professor, tenure-track, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Indiana State University, after visiting positions at Northern Arizona University, Carleton College, and Southern Illinois University
T.H.M.Gellar-GoadLucretius’ De Rerum Natura and SatireAssistant Professor, tenure-track, Department of Classical Languages, Wake Forest University, 2012-2015
David Wiltshire'Hopeful Joy’: A Study of Laetus in Vergil’s AeneidStaff Specialist for DukeReach and Parent and Family Programs, Duke University, after Masters in Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary
Elizabeth Wolfram ThillCultural Constructions: Depictions of Architecture in Roman State ReliefsAssistant Professor, tenure-track, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Director, program in Classical Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Elizabeth C. RobinsonThe Impact of Roman Expansion in Central-Southern Italy: The Case of LarinumAssistant Professor of Classics, tenure-track, and Assistant Dean for Academics, Due Santi Rome Campus of the University of Dallas, after a tenure-track position at SUNY-Binghamton and an assistant professor position at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome
Serena S. WitzkeReading Greek and Roman New Comedy through Oscar Wilde's Society PlaysVisiting position, Wesleyan University, after visiting positions at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Wake Forest University and Ohio Wesleyan University
John E. EspositoHetaireia in HomerLecturer at UNC Greensboro, after working in Information Technology, including as Digital Consultant for Sunoiksis, Center for Hellenic Studies
Rebecca WorshamDiscontinuous Houses, Settlement Structures, and Social Organization in Late Early Helladic and Middle Helladic GreeceAssistant Professor, Smith College
Rex CrewsThe Handbooks De Officio Proconsulis: Authorship and AudienceInstructor of Classical Studies, Duke University
Hans J. HansenPindar’s Isthmian 6: A Commentary and Literary StudyVisiting Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University, after adjunct teaching, Elon University
Robyn Le BlancThe Public Sacred Identity of Roman AscalonAssistant Professor, UNC Greensboro , after adjunct teaching, UNC Greensboro
Pablo MolinaPaul in Rome: A Case Study on the Formation and Transmission of TraditionsTeaching at Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts
Erika L. WeibergThe Trauma at Home: Wives of Returning Veterans in Greek TragedyAssistant Professor, tenure-track, Florida State University
Zackary P. RiderCaelum Ascendit Ratio: The Divinizing Role of Knowledge in Didactic Poetry from Hesiod to ManiliusInstructor of Latin, University of South Carolina, after Adjunct teaching position, Juniata College
Katherine De Boer SimonsDeath and the Female Body in Homer, Vergil, and OvidVisiting Assistant Professor, Indiana University
Elizabeth Artemis ClarkThe Chronicle of Novalese: Translation, Text, and Literary AnalysisLatin teacher, Lakewood Montessori Middle School, Durham, NC after teaching at Cedar Ridge High School, Hillsborough, NC
Daniel SchindlerLate Roman and Byzantine Galilee: A Provincial Case Study from the Perspective of the Imported and Common PotteryAdjunct Instructor, Elon University
Tedd WimperisCultural Memory and Constructed Ethnicity in Vergil's AeneidAssistant professor, Elon University after adjunct teaching, Elon University

High school teaching

We do not accept students seeking a terminal M.A., but some leave after completing a master’s degree. Many of those students move on to teach high school. Some doctoral students who are in the process of writing their dissertations also teach high school, pursuing this as either as a temporary position, or as a career. We include a list of such students below. Students interested in earning a Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Latin may do so through UNC’s School of Education.

Richard Davis Jr., M.A. 2001Head of Classical and Modern Languages Department, instructor in Classics, The Hotchkiss School
Jonathan Clark, Ph.D. 2003Taught at Christ Lutheran High School, Davenport, Iowa
Chris Cudabac, M.A. 2004Charlotte (N.C.) Latin High School, after teaching high school in Raleigh, N.C.
Matt Henstridge, M.A. 2003Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati, Ohio
Jennifer Gray Palmore Hoffman, M.A. 2002Latin teacher, East Chapel Hill High School
Amanda Mathis, A.B.D. 2008Hill Country Christian School of Austin (Texas); also taught at Baylor University, 2008-2010
Sean Mathis, passed master’s exams in 2006Head of Latin department at Hill Country Christian School of Austin (Texas), after teaching high school in Raleigh, N.C.
Mark Mash, Ph.D. 2010Leesville Road High School, Raleigh, N.C.
Carrie Mash, A.B.D. 2005Leesville Road High School, Raleigh, N.C.
Mary Draper, A.B.D. 2004St. Thomas More Academy, Raleigh, N.C. 2004-2012 (currently completing her dissertation)
Andrew Spencer, M.A. 2009Providence High School, Charlotte, N.C.
Derick Alexandre, A.B.D. 2010Hill (High) School, Pottstown Pa.; also taught at St. Anselm’s College
Cameron Paterson, M.A. 2008Stratford Academy, Macon Ga.
Sarah Landis, M.A. 2009Mt. Carmel Academy, New Orleans La.
Jetta Peterkin, M.A. 2010 Blair Middle School and Ruffner Academy, Norfolk Va.
Patrick Dombrowski, A.B.D. 2015Enloe High School, Raleigh, N.C.

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