Meet Our Lecturers

John K. Papadopoulos is Professor of Archaeology & Classics with the Cotsen Institute, University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. Papadopoulos received his PhD from the University of Sydney, and remained there as a professor until 1994, when he took a curator position at the J. Paul Getty Museum.  His areas of specialization are the archaeology of Greece (especially Late Bronze Age, Early Iron Age, Archaic and Classical periods), the archaeology of colonization, and the integration of archaeological and literary evidence in the study of the past.  He has excavated widely in Australia at Aboriginal and historic sites, as well as in Greece, Albania and Italy.  He is currently the co-director at excavations of a prehistoric burial tumulus at Lofkënd, Albania.  Professor Papadopoulos has authored, co-authored or edited 9 books and over 75 articles.  He has held both the AIA’s Norton and Joukowksy Fellowships, and in 2010/2011 was the AIA’s Thompson Lecturer.


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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).

Professor Brian Rose is the James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, and is Past President of the AIA.  He holds his degrees from Columbia University (Ph.D.) and Haverford College, and his specialties include Roman art and archaeology, and the archaeology of Anatolia.  He has conducted field work at Aphrodisias, is Co-Director of the excavations at Gordion in Turkey, and is head of the post-Bronze Age excavations at Troy.  Professor Rose has held both the AIA’s Norton and Joukowsky Lectureships.


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Jennifer Ross is Professor in the Department of Art & Archaeology at Hood College, and holds her degrees from the University of Cakifornia, Berkeley (Ph.D.) and Bryn Mawr College.  Her areas of specialization are the archaeology, cultures, and history of the ancient Near East, particularly Mesopotamia, both the artifacts and textual record of ancient Sumer, and the history of technology.  Since 2003, she has been a member of an international team excavating the site of Çadir Höyük in central Turkey.  Professor Ross's publications include Ancient Complex Societies (with S. Steadman, Left Coast Press, 2016).

Catherine Sease is the Senior Conservator for the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, and holds her degrees from the Institute of Archaeology at the University of London, and Bryn Mawr College, with additional studies at Wesleyan University and the University of Cambridge.  She has had a distinguished career as a conservator of archaeological materials, both in museums (including the the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Field Museum) and at excavations throughout the Mediterranean and Near East. Her indispensable volume, A Conservation Manual for the Field Archaeologist, was first published in 1987, is in its third edition, and has recently been translated into Chinese.  Catherine Sease was the 2008 recipient of the AIA's Conservation and Heritage Management Award.


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