Program advisor: Phil Venticinque | Contact info
Professor of Classics and Edwin R. and Mary E. Mason Professor of Languages
Teaches courses in classics, Greek, and Latin and is the advisor for Cornell's interdisciplinary classical studies program. He is the editor of “When Dead Tongues Speak: Teaching Beginning Greek and Latin” (Oxford University Press, 2006). He also serves as editor of Teaching Classical Languages, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to Latin and Greek pedagogy; and maintains two educational sites: Ariadne: Resources for Athenaze and Let's Review Greek! He received the Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics at the College Level from the American Philological Association. Ph.D. and M.A., The Ohio State University; B.A., Xavier University.
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 Religion
Teaches the classical studies courses Jesus in the Gospels, Epistles of Paul, and Christian Foundations. Ph.D., Boston College; M.A., Episcopal Divinity School; B.A., Grinnell College.
Christina Morris Penn-Goetsch
Professor of Art History
Teaches the classical studies courses Roman and Etruscan Art and City of Rome (taught in Italy). Ph.D. and M.A., University of Iowa; B.A., University of Virginia.
Professor of Classics Emeritus
B.A., Hunter College; University of North Carolina; L.H.D., Cornell College.