Andrew Farinholt Ward, Lecturer of Classical Studies, earned his Ph.D. in Classical Art History and Archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Dr. Ward’s research focuses on a cross-cultural approach to the archaeology and visual culture of the pre-Roman Mediterranean, and especially on the intersection of religious ritual and urban life. Based on his work in Sicily, where he is the field director for the American-Milanese excavations in the main urban sanctuary on the acropolis of Selinunte, Dr. Ward has studied the trade, diffusion, and transformation of portable ritual materials throughout the Greek, Phoenician, and Italic communities of the western Mediterranean. His work on Greek sanctuaries in zones of cultural contact has led to his participation in excavations in Greece, Italy, Turkey, and Egypt, as well as his current role as field director for the American excavations at the Hellenistic sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace. In the 2018-2019 academic year, his courses will include surveys of Greek art and archaeology, more specialized classes on Greek vase painting and ancient “colonization,” as well as intermediate Latin courses.