BA, University of California at San Diego (1997)
Before coming to Denison, I taught at Howard
University and George Washington University in Washington, DC and at Union
College in Schenectady, NY. My primary teaching interests are in Greek and
Latin language, and Greek history. My research
focuses on the political, social, and cultural history of Classical Athens,
ancient environmental theories of ethnicity, and the politics of identity.
I grew up in Akron, Ohio and moved to San Diego, CA at the age of 12. Some days I really miss the sun and ocean, which may be why I try to travel to Greece in the summers whenever possible. In my copious free time, I co-lead my 8 year old daughter's Girl Scout troop and help out with her softball team. We also spend a lot of time together building with Legos and watching Dr. Who. I am a huge fan of sci-fi and fantasy (film and literature) and a prerequisite for all my classes is detailed knowledge of the Princess Bride.
Pictured: Me and the head of Fortuna @ the Montemartini Museum, Rome. Photo by Max Goldman. The museum is housed in an old power plant and offers a stunning contrast between ancient and modern. I highly recommend it if you are ever in Rome.