Meet Our Lecturers

Andrew Goldman is Associate Professor of History with Gonzaga University.  He received his degrees from Wesleyan University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology), and his research interests include Roman Anatolia, the Roman military, and Roman pottery.  Professor Goldman has worked at many sites throughout Turkey, including Çatal Höyük, and since 1992 he has been working at the ancient site of Gordion.  The finds at Gordion are some of the earliest Roman military equipment excavated in the Roman East, and the site is the only Roman military base of its period to ever have been explored in Turkey.

Elizabeth M. Greene is Assistant Professor of Roman Archaeology with the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Western Ontario.  She holds her degrees from the University of North Carolina (Ph.D.), Tufts University, and Boston University, and her fields of research are Roman archaeology and social history, women and families in the Roman world, western Roman provinces, Romanization and imperialism, Roman military, and Latin epigraphy.  She is the Archaeological Director for the Vindolanda Field School, and the Area Supervisor for the Vindolanda North Field Project.  Professor Greene’s current publication projects include The Roman Shoe Assemblage from the Vindolanda Roman Fort (in progress, Journal of Roman Archaeology, supplement series) and Present but Not Accounted For: Women and the Roman Army (in progress, co-edited with L.L. Brice, Cambridge University Press).

John R. Hale is the Director of Liberal Studies for the College of Arts and Sciences, and Adjunct Professor of Archaeology, at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.  He earned his B.A. at Yale University and his Ph.D. at Cambridge University. Professor Hale teaches introductory courses on archaeology, as well as more specialized courses on the Bronze Age, the ancient Greeks, the Roman world, Celtic cultures, Vikings, and on nautical and underwater archaeology.  He has received many awards for distinguished teaching, including the Panhellenic Teacher of the Year Award and the Delphi Center Award.  He has been published in the journal Antiquity, The Classical Bulletin, The Journal of Roman Archaeology, and Scientific American, and is also the author of Lords of the Sea (2009), a volume about the ancient Athenian navy.  Professor Hale has more than 30 years of fieldwork experience, including at the Romano-British site of Dragonby in Lincolnshire, and at the Roman Villa of Torre de Palma, Portugal. He has also carried out interdisciplinary studies of ancient oracle sites in Greece and Turkey, including the famous Delphic Oracle, and participated in an undersea search in Greek waters for lost fleets from the time of the Persian Wars.  He was an AIA  Norton Lecturer for 2009/2010.

Kenneth W. Harl  is Professor of Classical and Byzantine History at Tulane University.  He holds his degrees from Yale  (Ph.D. and MA) and Trinity College, and specializes in Classical Greece, Rome and Byzantium, and numismatics.  His numerous honors include earning Tulane’s annual Student Award for Excellence in Teaching eight times, and he was a 2001 recipient of Baylor University’s nationwide Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teachers.  Professor Harl has several works in progress, including "Coins from the Excavations at Gordium, 1950-1983",  "Coins from the Excavations at Metropolis," and "Christianizing Asia Minor" (research in progress).

Louise Hitchcock is Associate Professor with the Centre of Classics and Archaeology, University of Melbourne.  She holds her degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles (Ph.D. and MA) and the University of Southern California.  Professor Hitchcock has extensive archaeological experience in the east Mediterranean, including time as Parsons Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, a senior Fulbright Fellow at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute in Cyprus; and as an USAID Fellow, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, and the Visiting Annual Professor at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem; a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and most recently an Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens Fellow, as well as excavation work in Israel, Egypt, Syria, Crete, and California. She is author of more than 30 articles on architecture and gender in the east Mediterranean. Her books include Minoan Architecture: A Contextual Analysis (Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology Pocket Book 155, Jonsered: Paul Astroms Forlag, 2000) Aegean Art and Architecture (co-authored with Donald Preziosi, Oxford University Press, 1999), Theory for Classics (Routledge, 2008). She is currently involved in several research projects, including investigating the relationship between Aegean, Cypriot and Philistine architecture, and collaborative projects on the emergence of complexity in Greece and excavating the site of Tell es-Safi/Gath with Prof. Aren Maeir of Bar Ilan University. Ongoing research is devoted to the recovery, documentation, and interpretation of contextual relationships as well as the interpretation of existing monuments, especially critical considering that many of the monumental structures of the Late Bronze Age are decaying through exposure to weather and human contact.


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