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 many 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
Professor & Chair
PAHB 450;
Office Hours: By appt.
Greek tragedy and comedy; Classical Athenian political, social, and cultural history; oratory
Michael F. Lane
Associate Professor
PAHB 449;
mflane@umbc.edu   Office Hours: M 10–11 pm, Th 2:30–3:30 pm, or by appt. in person or on WebEx
Greek Bronze-Age Archaeology; Linear B
Melissa Kutner
Assistant Professor
PAHB 446;
410-455-8671; mabailey@umbc.edu
Office Hours: Wednesdays
1-2 pm and by appt.
Roman Archaeology, Roman Economy; Late Eastern Roman Empire; Transition to Islam
Timothy Phin
Senior Lecturer & Director of the Humanities Scholars Program
PAHB 442;
Office Hours: M 12-2pm and by appt.
Roman History; Latin Literature; Children and Childhood in Antiquity; Sexuality and Gender in Antiquity
Molly Ayn Jones-Lewis
Senior Lecturer
PAHB 445;
Office Hours: TTh 12-12:45pm, W 1-3:45pm and by appt. (remote)
Greek and Roman Medicine; Interculturality in Antiquity; Roman Law; Roman History (1-2 Centuries CE)
Esther Doyle Read
Adjunct Lecturer II
PAHB 233 and 448;
410-455-2115; eread@umbc.edu     Office Hours: Tues. and Thurs. 4-5 PM and by appointment
New World Archaeology; Field Archaeology
Juan Dopico   Adjunct Lecturer Online and PAHB 444; jdopico@umbc.edu
Roman historiography
Avichai Kapach   Adjunct Lecturer Online and PAHB 444; akapach@umbc.edu
Greek and Latin literature; Greek Tragedy
Erika Bucciantini    Adjunct Lecturer Online; ebucchia1@umbc.edu; Office Hours: After class on Tuesdays or scheduled via email
Latin language and pedagogy; reception of the Ancient world in American culture, esp. architecture.
Adam Fracchia      Adjunct Lecturer Online fracchia@umbc.edu    Office Hours: By appt. Historical Archaeology, Archaeology of Baltimore, Labor, and Urbanization, and Forensic Archaeology
Lydia DeRidder
Academic Program Specialist
PAHB 451;
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