Our faculty members are actively engaged in researching many aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman world. We have experts on archaeology, art history, cultural and social history, religion, ancient science, and Greek and Roman literature.
We take pride in our cutting-edge research, which fosters an intellectually rich atmosphere that, in turn, informs our teaching and inspires our students. We all maintain an active research profile by publishing books with prestigious academic presses and articles in professional journals. We are regularly invited to give lectures and participate in national and international conferences, and to serve on national professional committees and societies.
The department strongly supports the concept of providing undergraduate students with opportunities to engage in research. In Classical Studies, undergraduate research focuses on engaging the student in the process of research through the development of their technical skills and critical abilities.
Students can work closely with a faculty member on his or her research, as opportunities arise; do an independent research project followed by a three-week tour of Rome and Naples under the aegis of our Rome Study Abroad Program; receive funding to go abroad to archaeological field schools; or help write entries for the Suda On Line project.