Dr. Steven L. Tuck

Dr. Steven Tuck


Department Chair

102 Irvin Hall
(513) 529-9718


Tuesdays: 10:00am to 11:00am and 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesdays: 9:00am to 12:00pm 
Thursdays: 10:00am to 11:00am
Also by appointment


  • Ohio State University, A.E. Gordon Fellowship in Latin Epigraphy, 1997
  • University of Michigan , Ph.D. , Classical Art and Archaeology, 1992-1997
    Dissertation: Creating Roman Imperial Identity and Authority: The Role of Roman Imperial Harbor Monuments
    Advisor: Susan E. Alcock. Committee: David S. Potter, Elaine Gazda, Bruce Frier
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Art History and Archaeology , 1986-1989
  • Indiana University , B.A. , Classics and History, 1981-1986


  • Age of Augustus
  • Ancient World by the Numbers
  • Classical Mythology
  • Classical Mythology and the Arts
  • Egyptian Art and Archaeology
  • Eureka: Great Discoveries in Archaeology
  • Greek and Roman Historians
  • Greek and Roman Architecture
  • Greek and Roman Sculpture
  • Greek and Roman Decorative Arts
  • Greek and Roman Painting & Mosaics
  • Greeks, Romans & Etruscans in Italy
  • Imperial Historians and their Sources
  • Latin: Elementary; Intermediate; Review
  • Latin Epigraphy
  • Roman Cities
  • Roman Spectacle
  • Roman Historians
  • Roman Civilization
  • Vergil, Aeneas, Augustus (CLS 699)


  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Archaeological Institute of America, 2014
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities 2013
  • E. Phillips Knox Teaching Award, Miami University, 2012
  • Alumni Association Effective Educator (finalist), Miami University, 2009
  • Outstanding Professor Award, Miami University, 2007, 08, 09
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, Miami University, 2005
  • Rackham Research Partnership Award, University of Michigan , 1994-95
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award , University of Missouri, 1989
  • Altman Faculty Scholar, Miami University, 2009-2011
  • Faculty Development Fund for International Travel, Miami University, 2008-10, 12
  • Publication Grant, Committee on Faculty Research, Miami University, 2006
  • College of Arts and Science Research Grant, Miami University, 2006
  • Credit Workshop Incentive Fund, Miami University, 2004
  • Hampton Fund for Faculty International Initiatives, Miami University, 2003
  • Credit Workshop Incentive Fund, Miami University, 2003
  • Sigma Chi Foundation, Scholars-in-Residence Program, Miami University, 2003
  • College of Arts and Science Summer Research Grant, Miami University, 2003
  • Summer Research Appointment, OAST, Miami University, 2002
  • Walton M. Wheeler Grant, University of Evansville , 2000
  • Inaugural Teaching Fellow, Center for Teaching ExcellenceUniversity of Evansville, 1998
  • Arts, Research and Teaching Project Grant, University of Evansville, 1998
  • Faculty Innovational Instruction Grant, University of Evansville , 1998,
  • Walton M. Wheeler Grant, University of Evansville , 1998
  • Rackham Dissertation Fellowship, University of Michigan, 1996
  • Rackham Travel Grant , University of Michigan, 1995
  • Rackham Summer Research Assistantship, University of Michigan , 1995,
  • Department of Classical Studies Fellowship , University of Michigan, 1994



  1. A History of Roman Art. Wiley Blackwell Publishing, 2015
  2. Latin Inscriptions in the Kelsey Museum: The Dennison & De Criscio Collections. University of Michigan Press , 2006


  1. “Grounding the Ny Carlsberg Vespasian: Analysis and Alternatives.” Forthcoming in Selected Papers in Ancient Art and Architecture AIA 2019
  2. “Harbors of Refuge: Post-Vesuvian Population Shifts in Italian Harbor Communities.” Forthcoming in Analecta Romana Instituti Danici - Supplementa 2019
  3. “Was the Tempestas of AD 62 at Ostia actually a Tsunami?” Classical Journal 114.4 pp. 439-464 2019
  4. “Imperial Image-making.” A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome, Blackwell, 2016
  5. “Epigraphy and Patronage” The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture pp.407-422, 2015
  6. “Nasty, Brutish and Short? The Facts of Life in the Roman Imperial Navy.” Ancient Documents and Their Contexts. Brill pp. 212-229, 2015
  7. “Imperial Image-making” A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome. In press Blackwell Publishing , 2015
  8. “Ludi and Factions: Organizations of Performers in Roman Spectacle,” Oxford Handbook of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World, 2014
  9. “Representations of Sport and Spectacle in Roman Art.” A Companion to Ancient Sport and Spectacle Blackwell Publishing pp. 422-437, 2014
  10.  “Ports” A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic. Wiley Blackwell pp. 323-334, , 2013
  11. “The Tiber and River Transport” Companion to Ancient Rome. Cambridge University Press, pp. 229-245, 2013
  12. “Teaching Vergil’s Aeneid: Integrating the Visual Evidence.” Vergilius 58: 153-158, , 2012
  13. “Lucretius at Cumae: Epicureanism in an Early Imperial Epitaph.” Epigraphica 72: 69-78 , 2010
  14. “Scheduling Spectacle: Factors contributing to the dates of Pompeian munera.Rivista di Studi Pompeiani 19: 25-34 , 2008
  15. “The Expansion of Triumphal Imagery Beyond Rome: Imperial Monuments at the Harbors of Ostia and Lepcis Magna” in Maritime World of Ancient Rome MAAR suppl. 6, 325-341, 2008
  16. “An Instrument of Imperial Control? Names of Ships in the Roman Fleet.” Ancient History Bulletin vol. 20.1-4: 83-95 , 2006 [2008]
  17. “Spectacle and Ideology in the Relief Decorations of the Anfiteatro Campano.” Journal of Roman Archaeology 20: 255-272 , 2007


  1. “Latin Authors and Primary Sources: An Upper Level Course.” ACL Annual Institute, NYC 2019
  2. “This Is Why I Have Trust Issues: Variances in the Sculptural Program of the Colosseum in Flavian Art and Their Ideological Significance.” CAMWS Annual Meeting, Lincoln NE 2019
  3. “The Ny Carlsberg Vespasian” Forum Workshop: “Grounding” Roman Sculpture
. AIA Annual Meeting, San Diego 2019
  4. “Rome’s Infinity War: An Unpublished Relief from a Roman Victory Monument over the Persians.” CAMWS-SS Meeting, Wake Forest University 2018
  5. “Roman Imperial Auctions: Subverting or Continuing a Republican Political Process?” CAMWS Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, AZ 2018
  6. “When is a Shepherd Not (Just) a Good Shepherd?” CAMWS Annual Meeting, Kitchener, Ontario 2017
  7. “Triclinium C, Villa Farnesina: An Egyptian Narrative Cycle in Roman Wall Painting?” Poster Presentation, AIA Annual Meeting, Toronto 2017
  8. “Harbors of Refuge: Post-Vesuvian Population Shifts in Italian Harbor Communities.” AIA Annual Meeting, Boston 2018
  9. “Recent Work in Vesuvian Lands: New Projects, Practices, and Approaches.” Cumae, Italy 2017
  10. Ancient Mediterranean Studies Program, Emory University 2017
  11. Reflections: Harbour City Deathscapes in Roman Italy. Danish Academy in Rome, September 14-16 2016. CAMWS-SS Meeting, Atlanta 2016
  12. Rising Up: Resurgences and Revivals in the Ancient World Conference. Buffalo NY 2016
  13. “Latin Authors in Situ (or as close as possible).” ACL Institute, Austin TX 2016
  14. OCC Annual Meeting, Columbus OH 2016. “Summing It All Up: Lessons from Ancient Cities for the Modern City Designer and Dweller”
  15. Keynote Address, Ancient Cities, Modern Inquiries PIER Summer Institute for Educators, Yale University 2016
  16. “Redeeming Etruscan Women and Theopompus: Finding virtue in the source and subject”
    CAMWS Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, 2016
  17. “Prometheus at Pompeii? Reinterpreting the Wall Painting from a Shop at VI, 7, 9”
    AIA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2016
  18. Guarding the Underworld: The Warrior and Hippocampus Motif in Etruscan, Lucanian, and Roman Art”
    CAMWS Annual Meeting, Boulder, 2015
  19. “Prometheus at Pompeii: The Metope from the Triangular Forum Temple and its Meaning”
    CAMWS-SS Annual Meeting, Fredericksburg , 2014
    AIA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 2015
  20. “Carmina Epigraphica Campania: verse, philosophy, and memory along the Bay of Naples”
    Imagined Landscapes of Campania, Ancient and Modern Conference, British School at Rome, May 28-30, 2014
  21. “Was the Tempestas of 62 at Ostia actually a Tsunami?”
    CAMWS Annual Meeting, Waco, 2014 ,
  22. “Sculpture and Ideology at the Roman Imperial Amphitheater at Puteoli”
    AIA Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2014
    CAMWS Annual Meeting, Iowa City, 2013
  23. “Patterns of Enlistment and Identity in the Roman Imperial Fleet”
    Immigration & Provincialism through Inscriptions Panel, AIA Annual Meeting, 2013
  24. “Nero’s Portus Sestertii and Food Security for Rome”
    APA Annual Meeting, Seattle, 2013
  25. “Poetry and Politics at Sperlonga: Vergil, Aeneas and Sextus Pompey”
    Convegno Internazionale sulle Guerre Civili Romane degli anni 49-30 a.C.
    CAMWS Annual Meeting, Baton Rouge, 2012
  26. “Teaching Vergil’s Aeneid: Integrating the Visual Evidence”
    APA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 2012
  27. “Visualizing a Dynasty: Flavian Art and the Creation of Imperial Images”
    Flavian Conference, University of California Irvine, 2011
  28. “Nasty, Brutish and Short? The Demography of the Roman Imperial Navy”
    North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, 2011
  29. “Caligula, Nero and the Re-definition of Virtus in Imperial Rome”
    Symposium Cumanum, Cumae, 2010
  30. “Fistulae and Freedmen: Lead Water Pipes and Shifting Imperial Realities on the Bay of Naples”
    APA/AIA Annual Meetings, Orange County, 2010
  31. “Vergil at Sperlonga: Sculptural Program and the Imperial Reception of the Aeneid”
    Symposium Cumanum, Cumae , 2009
  32. “Teaching Vergil’s Aeneid: Integrating the Visual Evidence”
    Ohio Classical Conference, Cleveland , 2009
  33. “Re-Entering the Underworld at Cumae: Identifying the Grotto of the Sibyl”
    CAMWS Annual Conference, Minneapolis, 2009
  34. “An Addition to the Sculptural Program from the Façade of Capua’s Amphitheater”
    Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Philadelphia , 2009
  35. “Caligula, Nero and the Re-definition of Virtus in Imperial Rome”
    Identity, Representation and the Principate AD14-68, University of St Andrews, 2008
  36. “Celts and Caracalla: A Prisoner Mosaic from Thysdrus, Severan Spectacle and Foreign Policy”
    AIA Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2008
    “Lucretius at Cumae: Epicureanism in an Early Imperial Epitaph”
    APA Annual Meeting, Chicago , 2008
  37. “A Newly Identified Sculpture and the Program from the Façade of Capua’s Amphitheater”
    CAMWS Annual Conference, Cincinnati , 2007
  38. “Scheduling Spectacle: Factors contributing to the dates of Pompeiian munera
    APA Annual Meeting, San Diego , 2007
  39. “The Ganymede at Sperlonga: Its role in the decorative program and the apotheosis of Titus”
    AIA Annual Meeting, San Diego , 2007


  • American Classical League
  • Classical Association of the Middle West and South
  • Vergilian Society
  • Ohio Classical Conference
  • Archaeological Institute of America




  • Professor of Classics, Miami University, 2013-
  • Associate Professor of Classics/Art History, Miami University, 2006-2013
  • Assistant Professor of Classics, Miami University, 2001-2006
  • Assistant Professor of Archaeology, University of Evansville, 1997-2001

PUBLICATIONS: Works In Progress


  1. AD 79: The Eruption of Vesuvius and the Legacy of Pompeii. Under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press, due Feb. 2016
  2. Oxford Handbook of Pompeii (editor), due Jan. 2017


  1. “Lamps and Leadpipes: Identifying a Maker and Locating a Roman Lamp Factory.” Submitted to HEROM: A Journal of Hellenistic and Roman Material Culture Studies, 2015
  2. “Celts and Caracalla: A Prisoner Mosaic from Thysdrus, Severan Spectacle and Foreign Policy.” Submitted to Greece & Rome, 2015
  3. “Prometheus at Pompeii”

PUBLICATIONS: Additional Works Completed

Articles and Chapters, selected

  1. “Ouch! Inscribed Greek Sling Bullets in Missouri” Muse 33-35: 14-32 , 2005
  2. “Epigraphica Campania: Unpublished Latin Inscriptions in the Kelsey Museum.” Epigraphica 67: 378-407 , 2005
  3. “The Origins of Imperial Hunting Imagery: Domitian and the Redefinition of Virtus under the Principate” Greece & Rome 52.2: 221-245 , 2005
  4. “A New Identification of the ‘Porticus Aemilia’.” Journal of Roman Archaeology 13: 175-182 , 2000
  5. “A Pharos at Nea Paphos” Report of the Department of Antiquities Cyprus, 1996, 1996 (with J. Leonard, R. Hohlfelder, I. Nicolaou)

Encyclopedia Entries, selected

  1. “Misenum” Encyclopedia of Ancient History Blackwell, 2012
  2. “Capua” Encyclopedia of Ancient History Blackwell, 2012
  3. “Puteoli” Encyclopedia of Ancient History Blackwell, 2012
  4. “Roman Egypt” Encyclopedia of African History. Fitzroy Dearborn , 2005
  5. “Horrea Cornelia” Lexicon Topographicum Urbis Romae. Oxford U. P. , 2000
  6. “Constantine the Great” Leaders of the World. Gale Publishing , 1994
  7. “Justinian” Leaders of the World. Gale Publishing , 1994
  8. “Marcus Aurelius” Leaders of the World. Gale Publishing , 1994

Book Reviews

  1. Jerry Toner, The Day Commodus Killed a Rhino.
    In Phoenix LXIX: 1-2, 2015
  2. Baldassarre Giardina, Navigare necesse est: Lighthouses from Antiquity to the Middle Ages.
    In Journal of Roman Archaeology 25, 2012
  3. Zahra Newby and Ruth Leader-Newby, edd. Art and Inscriptions in the Ancient World. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
    In caa.reviews, the online book review journal of the College Art Association, 2010
    William E. Mierse, Temples and Towns in Roman Iberia. U. of California Press, 1999.
    In American Journal of Archaeology 105:1, 2001
  4. Annette Nünnerich-Asmus, Heiligtumer und Romanisierung auf der Iberischen Halbinsel. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz, 1999
    In American Journal of Archaeology105:1 , 2001
  5. John Bodel and Stephen Tracy, edd. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist, American Academy in Rome, Rome, 1997
    In American Journal of Archaeology 103: 1 , 1999
  6. Bengt Thomasson in collaboration with Monica Pavese, A Survey of Greek and LatinInscriptions on Stone in Swedish Collections. Skrifter Utgivna Av Svenska Institutet I Rom, 8˚, XXII. Paul Åströms Förlag, Stockholm 1997.
    In American Journal of Archaeology 103: 1, 1999
  7. Anna Gallina Zevi and Amanda Claridge, edd. ‘Roman Ostia’ Revisited:Archaeological and Historical Papers in Memory of Russell Meiggs. British School at Rome, London, 1996.
    In American Journal of Archaeology 102: 1 , 1998,
  8. David Jacoby, Trade, Commodities and Shipping in the Medieval Mediterranean. , Aldershot, Hampshire, Variorum, 1997.
    In Mediterranean Quarterly 9:4 , 1998
  9. Raimund Friedl, Der Konkubinat im kaiserzeitlichen Rom von Augustus bis Septimius Severus. Historia, Einzelschriften 98.
    In Epigraphica 60, 1998
  10. Maryline Parca, The Franchetti Collection in Rome. Inscriptions andSculptural Fragments. Opuscula Epigraphica, 6. Rome, 1995.
    In Epigraphica 59, 1997
  11. A. E. Christensen, (ed.) The Earliest Ships: The Evolution of Boats into Ships. Naval Institute Press, 1996.
    In Military and Naval History Forum 5 , 1997
  12. J. Morrison, (ed.) The Age of the Galley: Mediterranean Oared Vessels since Pre-Classical Times. N. I. P., 1995.
    In Military and Naval History Forum 4 , 1996


  1. “Emperors, Freedmen and Refugees: Towards a Prosopography of Imperial Cumae”
    APA Annual Meeting, Montreal , 2006
  2. “Reliefs from the Amphitheater at Capua: Evidence for Events in the Arena?”
    AIA Annual Meeting, Montreal , 2006
  3. “De Arte Gladiatoria: Recovering Gladiatorial Tactics from Artistic Sources”
    AIA Annual Meeting, Boston , 2005
  4. “Emperors Trampling Barbarians: The Development of a Polysemic Imperial Motif”
    4th Annual Roman Imperial Ideology Colloquium, Cumae, 2003
  5. “The Origins of Imperial Hunting Imagery: Domitian and the Redefinition of Virtus”
    AIA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 2003
  6. “The Harbors of Ostia and Leptis Magna: Triumphal Monuments Outside Rome”
    The Maritime World of Ancient Rome Colloquium, American Academy, Rome , 2003
  7. “Julius Caesar, Inspiration for the Concept of Pietas Augusta?”
    3rd Annual Roman Imperial Ideology Colloquium, Cumae, 2002
  8. “Emperors as hunters: Images of Virtus, Dynasty and Religious Duty from the Flavians to the Severans”
    Roman Imperial Ideology Colloquium, Cumae, 2001
  9. “Beyond Urban Identity: Roman Imperial Coinage, Harbor Imagery, and the Rituals of Adventus”
    AIA Annual Meeting, San Diego, 2001
  10. “Harbor Imagery, Imperial Ideology, and the Rituals of Abundantia Augusti”
    Coinage, Politics and Ideology in the Ancient World Colloquium, Cumae, 2000
  11. “A New Identification for the ‘Porticus Aemilia’?”
    Latin Epigraphy of Rome and Ostia Panel,
    AIA/APA Annual Meetings, Washington D.C.,, 1998
  12. “Recruiting Patterns in the Roman Imperial Navy. Evidence of Imperial Policy?”
    Association of Ancient Historians Conference, Champaign IL, 1998
  13. “An Instrument of Imperial Propaganda? Naming Ships in the Roman Fleet”
    CAMWS Annual Meeting, Charlottesville VA , 1998
  14. “The Severan Building Program at Leptis Magna and its Trajanic Antecedents: Creating an Ideology of Imperial Rule”
    Roman Imperial Ideology Panel AIA/APA Annual Meetings , 1997
  15. “From Fortuna to Dea Roma: the Redirection of Worship in Roman Imperial Ports”
    AIA Annual Meeting, New York , 1996
  16. “Seamarks and the Creation of an Ideological Landscape from Athena to Augustus”
    Translatio Conference, SUNY - Buffalo , 1996
  17. “Caesarea Maritima, Leptis Magna, and Imitation in Roman Harbor Foundations”
    Imitatio et Aemulatio Conference, UNC - Chapel Hill , 1996
  18. “Roman Lighthouses, Imperial Propaganda and the Termini Imperii”
    AIA Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. , 1993


Graduate Theses & Dissertations, Miami University

  • “Classical perceptions of the Galatians: Attalos' statues at Pergamon,”
  • “Decent and in Order: The Pagan Stigmatization of Eusebius’ Polemics against the New Prophecy”
  • “The Churches of Abila of the Decapolis: the history and characters of the Christian Community in
  • the Transjordan, 4th-6th c. AD”

Department of Archaeology/Art History, University of Evansville, 1997-2001

  • Art and Archaeology of Ancient Britain
  • The Ancient World
  • British Cathedrals and the Arts
  • Egyptian Art and Archaeology
  • The Emergence of the West
  • The Evolution of Rome
  • Latin, Elementary & Intermediate levels
  • Rome of the Caesars (Study Program in Italy)
  • Roman Art and Archaeology
  • Roman Architecture
  • Topography and Monuments of Ancient Rome
  • University Success

Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, 1992-1995

  • Elementary Latin
  • Greek Civilization
  • Greek Art and Archaeology
  • Roman Sport and Daily Life

Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1987-1989

  • History of Western Art – 2 semester sequence


  • "The Italy of Caesar and Vergil: A Workshop for Teachers," 2012
  • Vergil, Aeneas and Augustus:
 A Workshop in Italy for AP Latin Teachers, 2010, 2011
  • Life, Death and Entertainment in Ancient Italy, 2009
  • Gladiators and Roman Spectacle, 2006, 2008
  • Greeks, Romans and Etruscans in Italy, 2004, 2005
  • In the Land of the Sibyl: Greeks and Romans Along the Bay of Naples, 2003, 2011
  • Rome of the Caesars, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001


 “De Arte Gladiatoria: Recovering Gladiatorial Tactics from Artistic Sources”

  • Archaeological Institute of America, Oxford Society,
  • Burpee Museum of Natural History
  • College of Charleston
  • Emory University
  • George Washington University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Manhattanville College
  • Monmouth College
  • Penn State University
  • Randolph College
  • Rollins College
  • St. Louis Art Museum
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of North Carolina-Asheville
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Virginia
  • Wittenberg University

“Death, Mythology and Ideology in the Arena: Sculpture from the Amphitheater at Capua”

  • Dickinson College
  • Orlando Art Museum
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • University of Arizona

 “Gladiators at Pompeii: Roman Spectacle in a Small Town”

  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Indiana University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon

 "Vergil at Sperlonga: Sculpture, Ideology and Imperial Identity"

  • Case Western Reserve University,
  • Florida State University
  • Ohio Classical Conference, Cleveland ,
  • Rhodes College
  • University of California Berkeley

 “The Cloak for Power: Insecure Emperors and Divine Identity in Roman Imperial Harbors”

  • Duke University,
  • University of Evansville
  • Trinity College Dublin

“Lessons from Ancient History: Advice for the Next President”

  • The Ellis School, Pittsburgh
  • Friends of Willard Library, Annual Meeting

“Not Exactly Nuns: Rome’s Vestal Virgins, Political Power and Human Sacrifice”

  • YWCA Personally Speaking Series
  • Walnut Hills School

“I See Dead People: Tomb Sculpture in the Pyramid Hill Collection”

  • Fitton Center for Creative Arts
  • Hamilton Round Table

“Alexandria and Caesarea: Rival Harbors, Rival Gods”

  • University of Alabama, Huntsville

 “Memory, Poetry and Imperial Ideology in Roman Domestic Space”

  • James F. Ruffin Lecture, Rhodes College
  • Altman Humanities Center, Miami University,


  • Pyramid Hill Ancient Sculpture Museum, organized galleries, composed labels, gave tours, wrote catalog, trained docents, created gallery guides and children’s activities, recorded video of collection for podcasts and DVD, 2009-11
  • Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, composed and translated texts for labels and gallery signs for new Roman gallery, 2009
  • Kelsey Museum Terenouthis project, edited, corrected and annotated manuscript on Greek grave stele from Kom Abou Billou necropolis, 1996
  • Santa Venera Excavation, Paestum, Italy, trench supervisor, 1993, 1995
  • Conservation Lab, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, conservation assistant, 1993-1996
  • Corinth Roman Context Pottery Project, 1987, 1989
  • Tel Anafa Roman Pottery Project,, 1988
  • Castle Copse Roman Villa Excavation, Wiltshire, UK, excavator & trench supervisor, 1985


  • Past-President & Chair, Nominating Committee, Vergilian Society, 2011-2014
  • President, Vergilian Society, 2008-2011
  • Council Member, Ohio Classical Conference, 2009 - Present
  • Vice-President, Vergilian Society, 2007
  • Trustee, Vergilian Society, 2004-2007
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Oxford Society, Archaeological Institute of America, 2002-2011

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: Conference and Panel Organizer

  • Organizer & Chair, “Ideology and Virtues under the Julio-Claudian Emperors" CAMWS Annual Meeting, 2011
  • Organizer & Chair, “AP Latin Challenges” Panel, CAMWS Southern Section Meeting , 2010
  • Session Chair “The Golden Age,” Symposium Cumanum, 2010
  • Organizer & Chair, "Poetry or Propaganda: Vergil's perspective and readers' responses to politics and patronage in the Aeneid," CAMWS Annual Meeting, 2010 
  • Organizer & Chair, “Vergil and His Translators” Panel, APA Annual Meeting, 2010
  • Session Chair “Augustanism,” Symposium Cumanum, 2009
  • Organizer & Chair, “The Vergilian Tradition” Panel, APA Annual Meeting, 2009
  • Organizer & Chair, “Entering the Underworld” Panel, CAMWS Annual Meeting , 2009
  • Organizer & Chair "Vergil's Goddesses and Heroines: Authenticating the Early Goddesses and Establishing the Roman Common Identity" CAMWS Annual Meeting , 2008
  • Session Chair, “Pompeii”, CAMWS Annual Meeting, 2007
  • Session Chair, 4th Annual Roman Imperial Ideology Colloquium, Cumae, 2003
  • Program Committee & Session Chair, 3rd Annual Roman Imperial Ideology Colloquium, Cumae, 2002
  • Program Committee & Session Chair, 2nd Annual Roman Imperial Ideology Colloquium, Cumae, 2001
  • Session Chair, Coinage, Politics and Ideology in the Ancient World Colloquium, Cumae, 2000
  • Organizer & Chair, AIA/APA Joint Colloquium “Roman Imperial Ideology,” 1997
  • Organizer & Chair, AIA Colloquium “Ancient Landscape as an Ideological Construct,” 1993


  • Lecturer, Archaeological Institute of America – at 32 local societies and universities, 2005-2013
  • Lecturer, Ohio Humanities Council, 2009-2012


  • Search Committee for VAP, Department of Classics, 2012
  • Search Committee for VAP, Department of Classics, 2011
  • Search Committee for Chair, Department of Classics, 2008
  • Faculty Mentor, Department of Art, Miami University, 2006-2008
  • Search Committee, Art Museum Curator of Collections, 2006
  • Art and Architecture History Advisory Committee, 2001-2006
  • European Area Studies Committee, College of Arts and Science, 2005-2006
  • Small Grants Committee, College of Arts and Science, 2002-2006
  • Medieval Studies Committee, College of Arts and Science, 2002-2006
  • Search Committee for Romanist, Department of Classics, 2004-2005
  • Search Committee for Hellenist, Department of Classics, 2003-2004
  • Search Committee for Chair, Department of Classics, 2002-2003

UNIVERSITY SERVICE: University of Evansville

  • Member, Admission Advisory Committee, 2000-2001
  • Advisor, Art History Honor Society, Eikon Techne Ekphrasis, 2000-2001
  • Chair, University Subcommittee on the First Year Experience, 1999-2000
  • Member, General Education Assessment Committee, 1999-2001
  • Member, International Studies Advisory Committee, 1999-2001
  • Member, Judicial Board, 1998-2001
  • Faculty Mentor, World Cultures Program, 1998-2000

Book and Manuscript Evaluator

  • University of Texas Press
  • Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Journal of Roman Archaeology
  • University of Oklahoma Press
  • Focus Publishers
  • Sloan Publishers
  • Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
  • Penguin Books
  • Vergilius
  • Phoenix