Meet Our Lecturers

Eric Poehler is Assistant Professor with the Department of Classics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and holds his degrees from the University of Virginia (Ph.D.) and Bemidji State University.  HIs fields of study are Greek and Roman archaeology, Roman urbanism and architectural history, infrastructure, archaeological theory and method, and the use of technology in archaeological research.  He is the Principal Investigator for the Pompeii Bibliography and Mapping Project, and Co-director of the Pompeii Quadriporticus Project.  Professor Poehler's current publication projects include The Traffic System of Pompeii (forthcoming, Oxford University Press), and The Quadriporticus at Pompeii (in preparation).

Rubina Raja is Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art in the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University; she holds her degrees from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Oxford (M.St. and D. Phil.).  Her research interests include urban development and culture, the eastern Roman Provinces and Levant, the Hellenistic to early medieval periods, and religious identities.  She is the Principal Investigator and Director of a number of research projects, including the Ceramics in Context project, the Palmyra Portrait Project, the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project, the Lived Ancient Religion Project (as Co-PI and Co-Director), and the Centre of Excellence for Urban Network Evolutions project.  Professor Raja is an AIA Kershaw Lecturer for 2018/2019.

Nicholas Rauh is Professor of Classics at the School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University; he holds his degrees from Wesleyan University and the University of North Caroline, Chapel Hill (MA and PhD).  His research interests are Rough Cilicia, Greco-Roman maritime culture, survey archaeology, and ancient transport jars.  Professor Rauh was the Project Director of the Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project from 1996 to 2011, and his current field project is the Bogsak Archaeological Survey; he is also involved in the Catalogue of the Amphora Collection of the Anamur Archaeological Museum.  His recent publications include A Short History of the Ancient World (with H. Kraus, 2017).  Professor Rauh is the AIA Hanfmann Lecturer for 2018/2019.

Warren Riess is a Research Associate Professor, Emeritus at the University of Maine. During the past forty years his research and teaching have focused on the maritime archaeology and history of the Americas. He is internationally know as principal investigator of the archaeological investigation of an 18th-century British merchantman discovered in Manhattan; for his archaeological work on the Revolutionary War Penobscot Expedition; his articles and book on the 17th-century English galleon, Angel Gabriel; and his investigation of the ship found in 2010 at the World Trade Center in New York.

Professor Riess has published several articles about maritime history and archaeology in popular magazines, such as Sea History and Faces, and many more in professional journals, such as the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, International Journal of Maritime Economic History, the British Museum Encyclopedia of Maritime and Underwater Archaeology, The Northern Mariner/Le Marin du Nord, and, with his wife Kathleen, in the Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Culture. His archaeology accomplishments have been the subject of a one-hour television special for the Public Broadcasting System and of articles in many newspapers and magazines, such as Archaeology Magazine, the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Dr. David Gilman Romano is the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Professor of Greek Archaeology, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, and holds his degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, University of Oregon (MA), and the University of Pennsylvania (PhD). He has been involved in archaeological work in Greece for 40 years and is a specialist in the Ancient Olympic Games, Greek and Roman cities and sanctuaries, ancient surveying, and modern cartographic and survey techniques to reveal and study ancient sites. He has directed the Corinth Computer Project since 1988, and he is the Director of the Archaeological Mapping Lab in the School of Anthropology. Dr. Romano is the Field Director and Co-Director of the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project, a founding member of the Parrhasian Heritage Park and Director of the Digital Augustan Rome project.

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