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Faculty/Staff

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;
dsrose@umbc.edu
Greek tragedy and comedy; Classical Athenian political, social, and cultural history; oratory.
Michael F. Lane
Assistant Professor
PAHB 449; 410-455-2979;
mflane@umbc.edu
Greek Bronze-Age Archaeology; Linear B
Melissa Bailey 
Visiting Assistant Professor
PAHB 446; 410-455-8671;
mabailey@umbc.edu
Roman Archaeology, Roman Economy; Late Eastern Roman Empire; Transition to Islam.
Molly Ayn Jones-Lewis
Lecturer
PAHB 445; 410-455-2970;
mjl@umbc.edu
Greek and Roman Medicine; Interculturality in Antiquity; Roman Law; Roman History (1-2 Centuries CE).
Timothy Phin
Lecturer
PAHB 442; 410-455-2623;
tphin@umbc.edu
Roman History; Latin Literature; Children and Childhood in Antiquity; Sexuality and Gender in Antiquity
Erin Guinn-Villareal
Adjunct Lecturer
PAHB 444; 410-455-1662;
egv@umbc.edu
Hebrew Bible; Northwest Semitic Philology
Esther Doyle Read
Adjunct Lecturer
PAHB 448; 410-455-2115;
eread@umbc.edu
New World Archaeology; Field Archaeology
Robert Webber
Adjunct Lecturer
PAHB 444; 410-455-1662;
robertw@umbc.edu
 Professors Emeriti
Jay Freyman
Associate Professor Emeritus
freyman@umbc.edu Greek drama; Greek and Latin lyric
Marilyn Goldberg
Associate Professor Emerita
goldberg@umbc.edu Classical and Near-eastern Archaeology; Gender Studies
Carolyn Koehler
Associate Professor Emerita
koehler@umbc.edu Classical archaeology; ancient trade
Rudolf Storch
Associate Professor Emeritus
storch@umbc.edu Greek warfare
Walter Sherwin
Associate Professor Emeritus
sherwin@umbc.edu Greek and Roman literature