As a classical archaeologist, I love the many opportunities to engage students beyond the traditional classroom. In Colgate's Venice Study Group, I take students to visit archaeological sites over the entire length of the peninsula — from the Alps (home of the Copper Age Ice Man) to Sicily (where Syracuse still boasts elegant theaters, temples, and massive fortifications).
AB Bryn Mawr College 1976; MA, PhD University of Michigan 1978, 1983
Greek, Etruscan and Roman archaeology, classical art
Greek and Phoenician colonies in the western Mediterranean, indigenous populations of southern Italy, terracotta figurines and their use in the religious practice of ancient Greece and Rome / Italy and Greece
The Sanctuary of Santa Venera II. The Votive Terracottas (University of Michigan Press, 2002) and articles in journals and volumes on Italian archaeology including "The Naked Standing Goddess: A Group of Archaic Terracotta Figurines from the Sanctuary in the localita Santa Venera at Paestum" (American Journal of Archaeology, 1991), "The Religious Context of Hellenistic Terracotta Figurines" in The Coroplast's Art: Greek Terracottas of the Hellenistic World (1990), and "Terracotte votive: evidenza di culto e contatto culturale in Magna Grecia" (Scienze dell'Antichita, 1989); reviews in American Journal of Archaeology, Journal of Roman Archaeology, and Archaeological News
NEH Fellowship for College Teachers, 1999; Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Classical Studies, The American Academy in Rome 1990-91; NSF ILI Grant 1989; NEH Fellowship for College Teachers 1987; Olivia James Traveling Fellowship, American Institute of Archaeology 1979-1980