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Faculty

Classical Studies Facultyfrom left to right: Patricia Johnston, Andrew Koh, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow,
Leonard Muellner, and Cheryl Walker. Photo by Jonathan Maeda

Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga                             
Professor and Chair of Classical Studies
Co-Director of Graduate Studies
Affiliated: Department of Anthropology, Department of Fine Arts, Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Program in Italian Studies
Expertise: Roman and Greek art and archaeology. Latin language and literature. Mythology in Greek and Roman Art. Roman Social History and Daily Life.
Office Hours:  Tues. & Thurs.  3:30-4:30 p.m. and by appointment, Mandel 213
Email: aoko@brandeis.edu

Christensen, Joel
Associate Professor of Classical Studies
Expertise:  Classical Philology.  Homeric epic and the relationship between the epics and mythopoetic traditions; Odyssey and modern psychology; pedagogy and Homer epic; leadership in the Greek and Roman world.
Office Hours: Mon, Wed, & Thurs. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Mandel 214
Email: joel@brandeis.edu

Johnston, Patricia
Professor of Classical Studies
Affiliated: Department of English, Program in Religious Studies
Expertise: Latin and Greek Language and Literature. Classical Myth and Religion.
Office Hours: Mon & Thurs 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and by appointment, Goldfarb M-8, Digital Humanities Lab
Email: johnston@brandeis.edu

Koh, Andrew
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
Co-director of Graduate Studies
Affiliated: Department of Chemistry, Department of Anthropology
Expertise: Greek art and archaeology. Interconnections between ancient East and Mediterranean West.
Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. and by appointment, Goldfarb M-8, Digital Humanities Lab
Email:  akoh@brandeis.edu

Muellner, Leonard
Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies
Expertise: Greek and Latin language and literature, with special interest in Greek epic, lyric, and tragic poetry, the historical study of Ancient Greek language, and the comparative study of mythology and religion.
By appt. he is available in the Digital Humanities Lab, Goldfarb M-8.
Email:  muellner@brandeis.edu

Walker, Cheryl

Associate Professor of Classical Studies
Undergraduate Advising Head
Affiliated: Department of English, Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Program in Italian Studies. 
Expertise: Roman and Greek history
Office Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon; and by appointment, Mandel 215
Email: cwalker@brandeis.edu

Van Veldhuizen, Michiel
Visiting Lecturer of Classical Studies
Expertise:  Classical Philology.  Greek Drama. Greek ritual and divination.
Office Hours:  Mon & Wed 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Mandel 209 or 213 
Email: michiel@brandeis.edu

Honorary Visitng Scholar

Lepofsky, Cynthia
Honorary Visiting Scholar in Classical Studies

Affiliated Faculty

Brooten, Bernadette
Myra and Robert Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies
Expertise: Christian studies

Cohen, Eunice M. Lebowitz
Visiting Scholar in Classical Studies

Kapelle, William
Associate Professor of History
Expertise: Medieval history

Cooperating Faculty

Golden, Charles
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Expertise: Maya, archaeology of complex societies, landscape

McClendon, Charles
Sidney & Ellen Wein Professor of the History of Art
Expertise: Medieval art & architecture

Urcid, Javier
Jane's Chair Professor of Latin American Studies
Expertise: bioarchaeology, complex societies, writing systems, Mesoamerica