Assistant Professor of Art History
Serves as co-advisor of the Archaeology Program, focusing on the new world. She is fluent in Spanish and is an avid world traveler. Her current research project deals with artworks as a tool of diplomacy and cultural interchange between Mexico and the United States in the 1930s. In 2014, she was named one of NerdScholar’s “40 professors under 40” for her support of undergraduates. Before Cornell, she taught at Columbia University, worked for the art auction houses of Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York, and led art-focused tours in Mexico. Ph.D., M.A., M.Phil., Columbia University; B.A., Wellesley College.
Assistant Professor of Classics
Focuses on the social and economic history of the Greek and Roman worlds, in particular Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, and contributes this expertise to the range of courses he teaches in Greek and Roman history, Greek and Latin language and literature, and courses focused on connections between the classical and near eastern worlds, including Egypt After the Pyramids and Egypt in the Imagination. He was awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation to support the research and writing of a book. Venticinque's research has been published in Historia, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, and The Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists. Ph.D., M.A, B.A., University of Chicago.
Professor of Geology
Teaches several courses related to archaeology, including Mineralogy, Climate Change, and Geomorphology. Ph.D., University of Iowa; M.S., University of New Mexico; B.A., Hamilton College.
Professor of Classics
Teaches off-campus courses on Greek and Roman Archaeology and courses in Latin and Greek. Ph.D. and M.A., The Ohio State University; B.A., Xavier University.
Lecturer in Anthropology
Has taught various courses in anthropology over the years, including Archaeology, Introduction to Archaeological Field Methods, Human Origins, and Indigenous Peoples and Cultures of North America. He became the Iowa State Archaeologist in July 2007.
Associate Professor of Geology
Teaches a number of courses that may count towards an archaeology major, and she has also co-led the off-campus course Greek Archaeology. Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara; B.A., Middlebury College.