Meet Our Lecturers

Dr. Daniele Maras holds his degrees from "La Sapienza" University of Rome, and specializes in Classical archaeology, Etruscology, Classical religion and mythology, Latin and Pre-Roman epigraphy, and ancient art history.  He has received various awards for his work, including being named a Corresponding Member of the Pontificia Accademia Romana di Archeologia and Member of the Società Italiana di Storia delle Religioni.  He has numerous works in preparation, and most recent publications include "Numbers & Reckoning: A Whole Civilization founded upon Divisions" in The Etruscan World (J. MacIntosh Turfa ed., 2013).  Dr. Maras is an AIA Kress Lecturer for 2015/2016.

Patricia McAnany is the Kenan Eminent Professor with the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  She holds her degrees from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (Ph.D.) and the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and her areas of specialization are Maya archaeology, crisis and resilience in Pre-Columbian civilizations, cultural heritage, and community-based participatory research.  Professor McAnany founded the Maya Area Cultural Heritage Initiative and co-founded InHerit: Indigenous Heritage Passed to Present: she is the Principal Investigator of InHerit, the Executive Director of The Alliance for Heritage Conservation, and is the co-Principal Investigator (with Prof. Ivan Batun-Alpuche) of Proyecto Arqueológico Colaborativo del Oriente de Yucatán (PACOY).

John Muccigrosso is Professor with the Department of Classics at Drew University.  He holds his degrees from the University of Michigan (Ph.D.), the University of MInnesota, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Amherst College.  His research interests are Roman history, Italian archaeology, Latin paedagogy, computing, and classics.  Since 2008 Professor Muccigrosso has been Director of the Vicus Martis Tudertium Field School, an archaeological excavation on the great ancient Roman road of the Via Flaminia in Umbria.

Dr. Mulrooney is with the Anthropology Department of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu, and holds her degrees from the University of Auckland (Ph.D.), and the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Her areas of specialization include Pacific archaeology, Geographic Information Systems, chronometric dating techniques, geochemical sourcing of lithic artifacts, and museum studies.  She is currently conducting fieldwork on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), the Hawaiian Islands, and Papua New Guinea.

Bill Murray was born in State College, Pennsylvania, and grew up as a "townie," next to Penn State University, where his father was head of the History Department. In the 1960s, Murray's parents bought a 30-foot sloop and spent summers in the Virgin Islands living aboard with their three kids. Murray learned how to dive, saw first-hand the influence of the sea over those who live along its shores, and faced shipwreck more than once. When he went to Penn State, and then Penn, he became captivated by Greek and Roman culture and decided to move to Greece to study ancient port cities for his Ph.D. dissertation. Ever since learning of the discovery of a complete warship ram just south of Haifa in November 1980, Murray has been obsessed with extracting evidence from the weapon to understand ancient galley warfare.  He is now is the Mary and Gus Stathis Professor of Greek History and the Director of the Ancient Studies Center at the University of South Florida, and recent publications include The Age of Titans (2012, Oxford University Press).  Professor Murray is a past AIA Norton Lecturer, and was the 2013/2014 AIA Bass Lecturer.


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