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Academic Teaching, Curriculum, Development and Student Advisement

Curriculum Development in MALS at The Graduate Center, CUNY

  • Proposed new MALS concentration, the Archaeology of the Classical, Late Antique, and Islamic Worlds, with Dee Clayman (EO of Classics PhD Program) and revised course offerings as appropriate
  • Collaborated with colleagues to formulate new concentrations, such as Social and Environmental Justice Studies, and assisted them on revision of proposals
  • Helped develop the MALS Capstone Project, an alternative to the MA thesis
  • Helped devise a system to record student concentrations to aid course scheduling
  • Helped develop a concentration in individual studies, allowing students to design their own course of study
  • Developed an internship course, the first one at the GC, to enable MALS students to get academic credit for internships
  • Helped develop a new thesis writing course for MALS students

Graduate Courses Taught at The Graduate Center, CUNY

Undergraduate Courses

  • Pompeii and Herculaneum, Lecture Course, Royal Holloway, University of London, Spring 2008
  • Roman Art, Lecture Course, Royal Holloway, University of London, Spring 2008
  • Greek and Roman Architecture, Greek Art, Roman Art, Tutor for External Classics B.A. Degree, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2008-2011
  • Roman Art, Roman Architecture and Cities and Settlement Courses, Tutor, University of Oxford, 2006-2009
  • Classical Art in Context, Department of Classics, Teacher, The University of Nottingham, 2007

 Student Advisement

  • PhD Dissertation Committees
    • Alice Lynn McMichael, Rising Above the Faithful: Monumental Ceiling Crosses in Byzantine Cappadocia, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2016.
    • Jared Simard, Rockefeller Center and Classicism, PhD Program in Classics, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2016.
    • Mohamed Kenawi, The Archaeology of the Western Delta, Egypt, Universities of Siena and Trento, 2011.
  • PhD Orals / Second Examination Committees
    • Tom Ryan, PhD Program in Anthropology, 2020-2021
    • Glenn Koyer, PhD Program in Anthropology, 2019-2020
    • Sarah Mady, PhD Program in Anthropology, 2019-2020
    • Nuray Yilmaz, PhD Program in Anthropology, 2019-2020
    • Nickolas Karagiannis, PhD Program in History, Late Antique and early Islamic Art minor field, The Graduate Center, 2017
    • Aneta Samkoff, PhD Program in Art History, Islamic Art minor field, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2014
  • Completed MA Theses
    • LaShante St. Fleur, “Landscape and Lore: River Acheron and the Oracle of the Dead,” 2020
    • Gail Addiss, “The Critique Became the Counter-Narrative: Planning Manhattan North of the Street Grid,” 2019
    • Wanett Clyde, “Clothing the Black Body in Slavery: What They Wore and How it was Made,” 2019
    • Elizabeth Kurtulik Mercuri, “Romanization through Mosaics: Transitions at Fishbourne and Colchester,” 2019
    • Julia Herrera-Moreno, “A Parade of Identities: Negotiation of Ethic Identities in Three New York City Cultural Parades,” 2019
    • Nisha N. Ramracha, “The Iconography of the Gold and Silver Coinage of Philip II of Macedon and Alexander the Great,” 2019
    • Barbara F. Caceres-Cerda, “The Exceptional Case of Plancia Magna: (Re)analyzing the Role of a Roman Benefactress,” 2018
    • Naeem Din, “Shadows of Empire: Mughal and British Colonial Architectural Heritage of Lahore,” 2018
    • Carmen Tangle, “Transforming Traditions: Suburban Cordoba during the Umayyad Caliphate,” 2018
    • Michael Handis, “The Library of Pantainos: A Unique Ancient Library,” 2018
    • Thomas Ryan, Landscape and Identity in Late Iron-Age and Early Roman Britain, MA in Liberal Studies (Advisor), 2014. Thomas is currently pursuing his PhD in the Anthropology Program at The Graduate Center.
    • Dennis Cummins, The Role of Water in the Rise, Prominence, and Decline of Nabataean Petra, MA in Middle Eastern Studies (Advisor), 2014.
    • Lindsay Dobrovolny, The Effect of the Frederick Schultz Ruling on Cultural Property Rights and the Debate Surrounding Patrimony and Repatriation, MA in Art History, Hunter College (Second reader), 2013.
    • Matilda Nikenhasani, “Is Behavior Determined by Biological Processes?” 2018
    • Assisted other students to complete their theses
  • Interactive Technology Independent Study Project Supervision
    • Jared Simard, Mapping Mythology, digital project on representations of Classical Myth in New York City, 2012-2016.
    • This supervision also resulted in a co-authored article (with J. Simard) on the Column of Jerash in Queens that was published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2015), 341–62.

92nd Street Y Continuing Education Course

  • 4-week course on the Ancient Architecture of New York City (May 20-June 10 2021)