Program advisor: Philip Venticinque | Contact info

Core faculty

John Gruber-Miller, Professor of Classics, teaches a range of courses in classics, Greek, and Latin and is the advisor for Cornell's interdisciplinary classical studies program. Gruber-Miller is the editor of the 2006 book When Dead Tongues Speak: Teaching Beginning Greek and Latin, published by Oxford University Press. He also serves as editor of Teaching Classical Languages, a peer-reviewed, online journal dedicated to Latin and Greek pedagogy; and he maintains two Internet educational sites: Ariadne: Resources for Athenaze and Let's Review Greek!  He is the recipient of an Ovatio from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South and an 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

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Philip Venticinque, Assistant Professor of Classics, teaches a range of courses in classics, including Introduction to Classical Greek Literature, Classical Mythology, and Roman Historians. He joined Cornell in 2009 after completing a Ph.D. in the University of Chicago's Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World. Ph.D., M.A. and B.A., University of Chicago

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Affiliated faculty

Genevieve Migely, Associate Professor of Philosophy, teaches the classical studies course Ancient Philosophy. Learn more about Professor Migely on the philosophy department faculty page.


Joseph Molleur, Professor of Religion, teaches the classical studies courses Jesus in the Gospels, Epistles of Paul, and Christian Foundations. Learn more about Professor Molleur on the religion department faculty page.


Christina Morris Penn-Goetsch, Professor of Art History, teaches the classical studies courses Roman and Etruscan Art and City of Rome (taught in Italy). Learn more about Professor Penn-Goetsch on the art department faculty page.