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Emily Baragwanath, Professor and Director of the Elementary and Intermediate Greek Program
Director of the Associate Professor Program, Institute for the Arts and Humanities
D.Phil., 2005, Classics, Oxford University
Greek historiography, Greek literature and culture, Myth, Women in Antiquity
Murphey Hall 320


George Baroud
George Baroud, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2015, Classics, New York University
Historiography of the early imperial Roman period, Tacitus, literary and cultural links between Classical literature and Arab/Islamic Worlds
Murphey Hall 224
Janet Downie
Janet Downie, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Chair
Ph.D., 2008, Classics, The University of Chicago
Second Sophistic and Imperial-era literature, Greek literature and culture, Rhetoric and Oratory, Ancient Medicine
Murphey Hall 321
Al Duncan
Al Duncan, Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D., 2012, Classics and Humanities, Stanford University
Greek drama, performance, aesthetics, genre, visualization, cognitive approaches to literature, political reception of drama
Murphey Hall 218
Jennifer Gates-Foster, Associate Professor and Summer School Administrator
Adjunct Associate Professor, Curriculum in Archaeology
Ph.D., 2005, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Hellenistic and Roman Archaeology in the Near East and Egypt, Archaeological Ceramics, Achaemenid Studies
Murphey Hall 313
Donald Haggis
Donald Haggis, Nicholas A. Cassas Distinguished Term Professor of Greek Studies and Chair of the Department
Professor of Classical Archaeology
Ph.D., 1992, Classical Studies, University of Minnesota
Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Aegean
Murphey Hall 212/318
Sharon James
Sharon James, Professor and Director of the Intermediate Latin Program
Adjunct Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Adjunct Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature
Ph.D., 1991, Comparative Literature, University of California at Berkeley
Latin elegy, Roman comedy, women and gender in antiquity
Murphey Hall 303
Suzanne Lye
Suzanne Lye, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2016, Classics, University of California, Los Angeles
Homer and Homeric Reception, Greek literature and culture, ancient religion and magic, ancient representations of gender and ethnicity, mythology, rhetoric, pedagogy, Classical reception in film
Murphey Hall 226
James O'Hara
James O’Hara, George L. Paddison Professor of Latin and Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Program
Ph.D., 1986, Classics, University of Michigan
Vergil, Republican and Augustan poetry, Hellenistic poetry
Murphey Hall 319
James Rives
James Rives, Kenan Eminent Professor of Classics and Director of the Elementary Latin Program
Adjunct Professor, Department of Religious Studies
Ph.D., 1990, Classics, Stanford University
Roman religion, Apuleius, Latin historiography, Roman epigraphy, Roman law
Murphey Hall 323
Patricia Rosenmeyer
Patricia Rosenmeyer, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics
Ph.D., 1987, Classics and Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Greek literature, especially archaic poetry, epistolary fiction, and epigram
Murphey Hall 322
Tim Shea
Timothy Shea, Assistant Professor and John Wesley and Hodgin Hanes Fellow
Director of Spatial Antiquity and Innovation Laboratory
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Curriculum in Archaeology
Ph.D., 2018, Art History, Duke University
Greek archaeology, sculpture, and topography
Murphey Hall 225
Hérica Valladares, Associate Professor and Director of the Archaeology Program
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History; Adjunct Associate Professor, Curriculum in Archaeology
Ph.D., 2006, Classical Studies, Columbia University
Hellenistic and Roman art, Campanian archaeology, image and text studies
Murphey Hall 312
Robert Babcock
Robert G. Babcock
Ph.D., 1983, Classics, Duke University
Paleography, medieval Latin, reception of Latin authors
Carolyn Connor
Carolyn Connor
D.Phil., 1987, Classical Archaeology, New York University
Byzantine Art and Civilization
George Houston
George Houston
Ph.D., 1971, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Latin Literature, Roman Historians, Latin Epigraphy
George Kennedy
George A. Kennedy, Paddison Professor of Classics
Ph.D., 1954, Harvard University
Jerzy Linderski
Jerzy Linderski
Ph.D., 1960, University of Krakow
Latin Prose, Roman History, Roman Religion and Politics, Roman Law, Latin Epigraphy
Sara Mack
Sara Mack
Ph.D., 1974, Harvard University
Latin Poetry
William H. Race
William H. Race
Ph.D., 1973, Classics with a minor in Comparative Literature, Stanford University
Pindar, Hellenistic poetry, classical tradition
Kenneth Reckford
Kenneth Reckford
Ph.D., 1957, Harvard University
Greek Tragedy, Greek and Roman Comedy, Satire
Peter Smith
Peter Smith
Ph.D., 1970, Classics, Harvard University
Homer, Greek philosophical literature, Greek tragedy
William West
William West
Ph.D., 1965, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Greek Prose, Greek Historians, Greek Epigraphy
Cecil Wooten
Cecil Wooten
Ph.D., 1972, Classics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Greek and Latin rhetoric and oratory, the ancient novel
Eric Downing
Eric Downing
Comparative Literature
Ph.D., 1987, University of California at Berkeley
Ancient Literary Theory, Ancient/Modern Relations
Bart Ehrman
Bart Ehrman
Department of Religious Studies
Ph.D., 1985, Princeton Theological Seminary
Hellenistic Religion, New Testament
John Esposito
John Esposito
Classics, Lecturer
Ph.D., 2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mariska Leunissen
Mariska Leunissen
Department of Philosophy
Ph.D., 2007, Leiden University
Ancient Greek Philosophy
Pamela Lothspeich
Pamela Lothspeich
Department of Asian Studies
Ph.D., 2003, Columbia University
Sanskrit epics in literature and performance
Jodi Magness
Jodi Magness
Department of Religious Studies
Ph.D., 1989, The University of Pennsylvania
Early Judaism
Hugo Mendez
Hugo Méndez
Department of Religious Studies
Ph.D., 2013, University of Georgia
New Testament, Early Christianity
Fred Naiden
Fred Naiden
Department of History
Ph.D., 2000, Harvard University
Greek History
Zlatko Plese
Zlatko Plese
Department of Religious Studies
Ph.D., 1996, Yale University
Ancient Mediterranean Religions
C.D.C. Reeve
C.D.C. Reeve
Department of Philosophy
Ph.D., 1980, Cornell University
Greek Philosophy
Nathan Smolin
Nathan Smolin
Classics, Teaching Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2021, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jessica Wolfe
Jessica Wolfe
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Ph.D., 2000, Stanford University
Classical Reception in Renaissance Literature