Meet Our Lecturers

Maryl Gensheimer is Assistant Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology with the Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland.  She holds her degrees from the Institute of Fine Arts NYU (Ph.D.) and Williams College, and was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy for her doctoral work on the Baths of Caracalla.  Her research interests are the art and architecture of the city of Rome, along the Bay of Naples, and in Asia Minor, and particularly the ancient cities and urban life of these areas.  Among her current publication projects are “Greek and Roman Images of Art and Architecture” in The Oxford Handbook on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture (Oxford 2015), “The Achilles and Penthesilea Statue Group from the Tetrastyle Court of the Hadrianic Baths at Aphrodisias” (in IstMitt vol. 63, 2013), Decoration and Display in Rome’s Imperial Thermae: Messages of Power and their Popular Reception at the Baths of Caracalla (under review) and “Decoration as Deliberate Design: the Strategic Use of Polychrome Marbles at the Baths of Caracalla” in Radical Marble, edited by Nicholas Napoli and William Tronzo (forthcoming).

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 Greene is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Her research interests include the ancient economy, maritime connectivity, and archaeological ethics. Currently she is involved in the study of Archaic and early Classical shipwreck and harbor sites off the Turkish coast. Professor Greene's interest in the Mediterranean maritime environment extends to legal and ethical issues associated with the excavation and preservation of submerged cultural heritage.

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).

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