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Ancient Studies professors are passionate about their subjects and love teaching them. Their professional expertise ranges from the Bronze Age to the transition to Islam and all points in between. Members of the Ancient Studies faculty are easy to engage in conversation and make time for their students; their doors are always open. Make a point of getting to know them during your time at UMBC.

 Faculty Member Office, Phone, Email  Areas of Specialization
David Rosenbloom
Associate Professor & Chair
PAHB 450; 410-455-2723;
Greek tragedy and comedy; Classical Athenian political, social, and cultural history; oratory.
Michael F. Lane
Assistant Professor
PAHB 449; 410-455-2979;
Greek Bronze-Age Archaeology; Linear B
Melissa Bailey 
Visiting Assistant Professor
PAHB 446; 410-455-8671;
Roman Archaeology, Roman Economy; Late Eastern Roman Empire; Transition to Islam.
Molly Ayn Jones-Lewis
PAHB 445; 410-455-2970;
Greek and Roman Medicine; Interculturality in Antiquity; Roman Law; Roman History (1-2 Centuries CE).
Timothy Phin
PAHB 442; 410-455-2623;
Roman History; Latin Literature; Children and Childhood in Antiquity; Sexuality and Gender in Antiquity
Erin Guinn-Villareal
Adjunct Lecturer
PAHB 444; 410-455-1662;
Hebrew Bible; Northwest Semitic Philology
Esther Doyle Read
Adjunct Lecturer
PAHB 448; 410-455-2115;
New World Archaeology; Field Archaeology
Robert Webber
Adjunct Lecturer
PAHB 444; 410-455-1662;
 Professors Emeriti
Jay Freyman
Associate Professor Emeritus Greek drama; Greek and Latin lyric
Marilyn Goldberg
Associate Professor Emerita Classical and Near-eastern Archaeology; Gender Studies
Carolyn Koehler
Associate Professor Emerita Classical archaeology; ancient trade
Rudolf Storch
Associate Professor Emeritus Greek warfare
Walter Sherwin
Associate Professor Emeritus Greek and Roman literature