Joel P. Christensen
Joel P. Christensen
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Classical Studies
Mandel Center for Humanities, 214
Office Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-2 p.m.

Expertise: Classical Philology. Homeric epic and the relationship between the epics and mythopoetic traditions; Odyssey and modern psychology; pedagogy and Homeric epic; leadership in the Greek and Roman world.

Visit Joel's website, Sententiae Antiquae.

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Darlene Brooks Hedstrom
Myra and Robert Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Associate Professor of Christian Studies
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Expertise: Archaeology and history of ancient and late antique Christianity. Material culture and religions of eastern Mediterranean and the Near East. Monasticism in Eastern Mediterranean World. Foodways in Late Antiquity


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Caitlin Gillespie
Caitlin Gillespie
Director of Graduate Studies, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

Expertise: Early Imperial Latin Literature, Gender and Power in the Ancient World, Roman Britain, Roman Exemplarity

Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
Professor of Classical Studies; Division Head, Humanities, School of Arts and Sciences
Affiliated: Department of Anthropology, Department of Fine Arts, Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Program in Italian Studies
Mandel Center for Humanities, 213
Office Hours: Tues., Thurs. 3:30-4:30 p.m. and by appointment

Expertise: Roman and Greek art and archaeology. Latin language and literature. Mythology in Greek and Roman art. Roman social history and daily life.

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Matthew Newman
Lecturer in Classical Studies
Alexandra Ratzlaff
Alexandra Ratzlaff
Lecturer in Classical Studies
Mandel Center for the Humanities, 216
Office Hours: Wednesday 9-11 am; 3-4 pm (campus); Tuesday 2:30 – 4:00 pm (online)

Expertise: Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, ceramic analysis, digital humanities, Late Antique Economy, the Roman army, and Archaeological Theory.  

Visit Alexandra’s website: alexandraratzlaff.com 


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Jillian Stinchcomb
Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Hebrew Bible and Mediterranean Cross-Cultural Textual Traditions
Office Hours: Office Hours: TTh 2-3 remotely - Please contact the faculty member via email for information about how to arrange a meeting.
Cheryl Walker
Cheryl Walker
Associate Professor of Classical Studies; Undergraduate Advising Head
Affiliated: Department of English, Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Program in Italian Studies
Mandel Center for Humanities, 215
Office Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and by appointment

Expertise: Roman and Greek history.

Honorary Visiting Scholar

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Cynthia Lepofsky
Honorary Visiting Scholar in Classical Studies

Affiliated Faculty

william kapelle
William Kapelle
Associate Professor of History

Expertise: Medieval history

Cooperating Faculty

charles golden
Charles Golden
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Expertise: Maya, archaeology of complex societies, landscape

charles mcclendon
Charles McClendon
Sidney and Ellen Wein Professor in the History of Art
Division Head, Creative Arts, School of Arts and Sciences

Expertise: Medieval art and architecture

javier urcid
Javier Urcid
Jane's Chair Professor of Latin American Studies

Expertise: bioarchaeology, complex societies, writing systems, Mesoamerica

Faculty Emeriti

bernadette brooten
Bernadette Brooten
Myra and Robert Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Professor Emerita of Christian Studies

Expertise: Christian studies

Patricia Johnston
Professor Emerita of Classical Studies

Expertise: Latin and Greek language and literature. Classical myth and religion.

Leonard Muellner
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.