Faculty

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    Phil Venticinque

    Associate Professor of Classics

    Serves as advisor to the archaeology program. Teaches Greek and Roman History, Egypt After the Pyramids, Egypt in the Imagination, and courses in Greek and Latin language and literature. Ph.D., classics (ancient mediterranean world), University of Chicago.

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    Rhawn Denniston

    Associate Professor of Geology

    Teaches several courses related to archaeology, including Mineralogy, Climate Change, and Geomorphology. Ph.D., geosciences, University of Iowa.

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    John Gruber-Miller

    Professor of Classical Studies

    Serves as advisor to the archaeology program. He teaches off-campus courses on Greek and Roman archaeology and courses in Latin and Greek. Ph.D., classics, The Ohio State University.

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    John Doershuk

    Visiting Professor of 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. Ph.D., anthropology, Northwestern University.

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  • Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour

    Associate Professor of Spanish

    Teaches Latin American History as well as courses in Spanish. Ph.D., Spanish, University of Iowa.

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    Christina Morris Penn-Goetsch

    Professor of Art History

    Teaches the course Etruscan and Roman Art. Ph.D., art history, University of Iowa.

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    Cindy Strong

    Professor of Chemistry

    Teaches courses in analytical chemistry. Ph.D., chemistry, California Institute of Technology.

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    Emily Walsh

    Professor of Geology

    Teaches a number of courses that may count toward an archaeology major, and she has also co-led the off-campus course Greek Archaeology. Ph.D. geological sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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