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
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;
Greek Bronze-Age Archaeology; Linear B
Melissa Kutner
Assistant Professor
PAHB 446;
410-455-8671; mabailey@umbc.edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays 11am-12pm
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)
Edward Nolan
Visiting Lecturer
PAHB 448;
410-455-2115; edwardno@umbc.edu
Office Hours:                TTh 10-11am
Language and identity; Sociolinguistics; Greek and Roman History and Historiography; Greek and Latin Prose
Esther Doyle Read
Adjunct Lecturer II
PAHB 233 and 444;
Office Hours: T 6-7pm (444), Th usually 12-5pm (233 or 444) and by appt.
New World Archaeology; Field Archaeology
Adam Fracchia      Adjunct Lecturer PAHB 233 and 444;  410-455-1662 fracchia@umbc.edu    Office Hours: TTh 9-9:50am (233 or 444) Historical Archaeology, Archaeology of Baltimore, Labor, and Urbanization, and Forensic Archaeology
Emily Hubbard
Administrative Assistant
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