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Alumni Updates: Class Years 1980-89

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Below are archived updates for alumni graduating between 1980 and 1989. Visit the main Alumni Updates page for more updates received this year.

Harald Anderson '89 (Classical Studies): My almost-300-page article on medieval commentaries on Statius was just published ("Publius Papinius Statius," Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum 13 [2020] 53-346). I first read Statius under Prof. Jones in his course on Silver Latin, and something about his poetry spoke to me. I work as an econometrician and data scientist outside DC and Latin (especially medieval manuscripts) is a very rewarding labor of love. (4/20)

Jennifer Rogers Hoheisel '83 (Classical Civilization): "After leaving W&M, I worked for four years in admissions and financial aid at Wittenberg University in Ohio. I then earned an M.A. in Liberal Arts at St. John's College in Annapolis, MD, where I fell in love with my husband, Eric, and philosophy. Next was an M.A. in Philosophy from Georgetown, where I focused on Ancient and Medieval thinkers. Since then I have taught at Trinity College, Rowan University and Villanova, prior to becoming a full professor at Camden County College, where I have been for the last 12 years. I also started the College's Honors Program four years ago, and it has been both fun and rewarding. Although I teach primarily Biomedical Ethics, I still get to read some Aristotle with the students, and I impress our two sons with my knowledge of Greek vase iconography on our many visits to art museums. I'm pleased to report that the community college where I teach offers both Latin and Ancient Greek! Lastly, Cherry Hill, NJ has one of the best Greek Agora festivals every October, if any of you have a hankering for fabulous homemade Greek food - it's about ten minutes from Philadelphia." (9/11).

Mark Lawall '88 (Classical Studies): writes: "I published my third co-edited book this year (with John Lund of the National Museum of Denmark) entitled Transport Amphorae and Trade of Cyprus. Over two research trips to Greece I spent time with the new Princeton excavations at Stryme in Thrace, a Greek project on Rhodian amphorae on that island, and the Corinth excavations (Demeter sanctuary amphorae). Some of my contemporaries may remember me mostly as the long-haired runner - well, now I am the nearly bald runner, but I did qualify for and run the Boston Marathon in April 2013. That had been a dream over hundreds of miles along the Colonial Parkway, around Colonial Williamsburg, out along Carters Grove road... (10/13)

"Just returned from a research trip to Greece and England. In Athens I was working on reports on the transport amphoras from old excavations at Isthmia and very recent excavations at Ephesos. While there I made side trip to visit the archaeologists at Sikyon to advise them on the identifications and dates of their transport amphora fragments. In England, at Durham, I presented a paper at a conference on ancient markets. I had a few fantastic runs through the local countryside past the prison, to the ruins of an abbey... and visited Hadrian's wall for the first time." (7/11).

Matthew Hartnett '88 has written a book for students and teachers of Latin. By Roman Hands: Inscriptions and Graffiti for Students of Latin (Focus Publishing, forthcoming) is a collection of over 100 short inscriptions and graffiti, organized by grammatical construction, that illustrates various aspects of Roman history, life, and thought. Matt, who still chairs the Classics Department at St. Mark's School in Southborough, MA, also reports that he was entertained grandly by John Oakley in Athens last March, when he stopped to visit him at the American School of Classical Studies. (4/10)

William Naphy '82 (Latin) was promoted in July to a full professorship in History in the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) where he has been a lecturer and then a senior lecturer since 1996. (4/08)

We are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Ross Scaife '82 at age 47 after a brief battle with cancer. Our hearts go out to his wife, Cathy (nee Edwards, '82), and their three boys. After graduating from William & Mary, Ross went on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin (1990) and taught until his death at the University of Kentucky. He was a pioneer in encouraging Classicists to consider electronic venues for publication and in advocating the use of information technology for collaborative research and teaching. He was the founding editor of the Stoa Consortium for Electronic Publication in the Humanities. Read more... (4/08)

Lynnleigh Maloney '86 has been married to Michael Maloney for the past 19 years and they live in Richmond. He's a broker and team leader with Keller Williams and Lynnleigh is at Capital One. They have 3 children: Johanna (14), Helena (10), and John (2). They adopted John from Guatemala a year ago. (4/08)