Meet Our Lecturers

Andrew Goldman is 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.  Professor Goldman is also Field Director for the Sinop Archaeological Research Project in Turkey.  Current publication projects include Roman Gordion (in preparation, to be published as part of the Gordion Monograph Series, University of Pennsylvania Museum).

Kelly Graf is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University, and she holds her degrees from Southwest Missouri State University and the University of Nevada (MA and PhD).  Her areas of specialization include the dispersal of modern humans in northern environments, the peopling of Northeast Asia, Beringia, and North America, Upper Paleolithic and Paleoindian archaeology, and hunter-gatherer ecology and adaptation in extreme environments (arctic and arid).  Professor Graf is currently directing and co-directing several field-based and lab-based projects in Siberia, Alaska, and the Great Basin, all focusing on initial human dispersals in these regions.

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 has been involved in the excavations at the Vindolanda Roman Fort since 2002, and has also been a specialist consultant at the Area Sacra di Sant'Omobono in Rome.  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).

Dr. John R. Hale serves as Director of the Liberal Studies Program and the “Individualized Major” in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology.  John Hale earned his B.A. in 1973 at Yale University (Major: Archaeology), and his Ph.D. at Cambridge University in England (Dissertation: “Bronze Age Boats of Scandinavia”).

Professor Hale has more than 35 years of archaeological fieldwork experience, including excavations and surveys of sites around the Ohio River Valley, at the ancient Romano-British town of Dragonby in Lincolnshire, England, and at the Roman villa (and stud-farm) of Torre de Palma in Portugal.  He has also carried out interdisciplinary studies of ancient oracle sites in Greece and Turkey, including the famous Delphic Oracle.  Since 1995, Hale has been a member of an interdisciplinary consortium that is developing methods for using Carbon-14 analysis to date concrete structures from the Roman Empire and medieval Europe. 

In the area of nautical archaeology, Hale helped launch a search in Greek waters for lost trireme fleets from the time of the Persian Wars.  He has mapped a submerged Maya ceremonial center in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, and has surveyed and excavated Roman and Arab shipwrecks around the ancient harbor of Caesarea Maritima, Israel. 

At the University of Louisville, Hale teaches introductory courses on Archaeology as well as more specialized courses and Honors Seminars on the Bronze Age, the ancient Greeks, the Roman Empire, Celtic civilization, Vikings, “Sacred Sites” in global perspective, and his own field of Nautical and Underwater Archaeology.  He has previously taught classes at Indiana University Southeast in his home town of New Albany, and also at Yale University.  At UofL, Hale has received awards for distinguished teaching that include the Panhellenic Teacher of the Year Award and the Delphi Center Award.  As a member of the Archaeological Institute of America he served as a national “Norton” Lecturer in 2009/2010, and is currently giving lectures across the country in his 2017/2018 year of service as an AIA “Joukowsky” Lecturer.  Some of these courses, as well as his course on “The Art of Public Speaking”, are now available in the catalogue of “Great Courses” sold by The Teaching Company Inc.

John Hale has published reports on his work in the journals AntiquityThe Classical BulletinThe Journal of Roman Archaeology, Radiocarbon, and Scientific American.  Several of his projects have been featured in the “Science” section of The New York Times by science reporter William Broad.  Hale is also the author of Lords of the Sea (Viking/Penguin 2009), a history of the ancient Athenian navy and the birth of democracy.

Ömür Harmanşah is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago; he holds his degrees from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara (MA) and the University of Pennsylvania (PhD).  His areas of specialization include the art, architecture and material culture of the ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean world, with an emphasis on Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and Syria during the Bronze and Iron Ages.  His current field projects are the “Political Ecology as Practice: A Regional Approach to the Anthropocene” Project (Hunza Valley, Northern Areas in Pakistan), the Yalburt Yaylası Archaeological Landscape Research Project (Ilgın-Konya Province, Turkey), and the Gordion/Yassıhöyük Archaeological Project.


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