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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
Professor & Chair
PAHB 450;
Office Hours: MW 1-2 or by appt.
Greek tragedy and comedy; Classical Athenian political, social, and cultural history; oratory
Michael F. Lane
Associate Professor
PAHB 449;
Office Hours: M 2:30-4:30 or by appt.
Greek Bronze-Age Archaeology; Linear B
Melissa Kutner
Assistant Professor
PAHB 446;
Office Hours: W 10-12 or 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: MW 1-2
Roman History; Latin Literature; Children and Childhood in Antiquity; Sexuality and Gender in Antiquity
Molly Ayn Jones-Lewis
PAHB 445;
Office Hours: MW 12-2 or by appt.
Greek and Roman Medicine; Interculturality in Antiquity; Roman Law; Roman History (1-2 Centuries CE)
Esther Doyle Read
Adjunct Lecturer II
PAHB 448;
Office Hours: Th 5-6 or by appt.
New World Archaeology; Field Archaeology
Emily Erickson
Adjunct Lecturer
PAHB 444;
Office Hours: W 1:30-3:30 or by appt.
Roman Archaeology; Roman Art; Roman Near East; Latin History
Emily Hubbard
Administrative Assistant
PAHB 451;
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