|1998-1999||Assistant Professor, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome|
|1999-2000||Acting Assistant Professor, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA|
(now Randolph College)
|2000-2003||Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA|
|2003-2008||Assistant Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA|
|2008-Present||Associate Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA|
|2011-2012||Faculty Scholar, Center for Public Service, Tulane University|
|2011-2013||Director, Classical Summer School, American Academy in Rome (Italy)|
|2011-2014||Assistant Director for Classroom Engagement, Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching, Tulane University|
|2014-2018||Executive Director, CELT|
|2018-2021||Department Chair, Classical Studies|
Recent Grants & Awards
|1991-1992||Fulbright Grant: Rome, Italy|
|1994-1996||Rome Prize Fellowship (Frank Brown-Samuel H. Kress Foundation), American Academy in Rome (Italy)|
|2003||Friedrich Stoll Grant, Tulane University|
|2004||COR Grant, Tulane University|
|2005||Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA|
|2006-2007||Tulane University Research Enhancement Grant|
|2015||Freidrich Stoll Grant, Tulane University|
|2015||Lurcy Grant, School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University|
|2016||Samuel H. Kress Grant for Research and Publication in Classical Art and Architecture, Archaeological Institute of America|
|2016||Lurcy Grant, School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University|
|2017||Lavin Bernick Grant, Tulane University|
|2017||Lurcy Grant, School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University|
Creating Severan Rome: The Architecture and Self-Image of L. Septimius Severus. Collection Latomus, v. 345. Bruxelles, 2014. (https://doi.org/10.1017/S0009840X15001626)
“Julia Domna's Coinage and Severan Dynastic Propaganda," Latomus 54 (1995) 119-140.
"The Septizodium in Rome: A Political Image in Monumental Style." In Casey, J., Warnement, M., Whelton, J. & Wingenter, A. (eds.), Layfayette, IN, Bordighera Press (2000): 201-15.
“Urban Planning and Sculptural Display in Severan Rome: Reconstructing the Septizodium and its Role in Dynastic Politics,” American Journal of Archaeology 108 (2004): 517-544.
“Battle Imagery and Politics on the Severan Arch in the Forum.” In S. Dillon and K. Welch (eds.), Representations of War in Ancient Rome. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2006): 272-299. (on Amazon)
"Redating the Septizodium and Severan Propaganda." In Mattusch, C., Donohue, A. & Brauer, A. (eds.), Common Ground: Archaeology, Art, Science, and Humanities (Proceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Boston, August 23-26, 2003). Oxford, Oxbow Books (2006): 196-9. (at David Brown Book Co.)
"Pompeii on the Mississippi: the view from New Orleans." In Traumatology 14.4 (2008): 67-74 (special issue on Hurricane Katrina).
Articles for Wiley-Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Editors: R. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. Champion, A. Erskine, & S. Hübner): Rome, Severan and third century; Septimius Severus Pertinax Augustus, Lucius ; Didius Severus Julianus Augustus, Marcus; Opellius Antoninus Diadumenianus Augustus, Marcus; Clodius Albinus, Decimus; Fulvius Plautianus, Gaius; and Julia Domna
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Archaeology of Italy and the Roman Empire; Roman material culture and civilization; politics and propaganda in art and architecture; urban topography and monuments of Rome; monumentality in ancient art and architecture
- CLAS 3120 Etruscans and Early Rome
- CLAS 3180 Roman Art and Archaeology
- CLAS 3190 Pompeii: Life in the Roman Town
- CLAS 4200/6200 Monuments of Ancient Rome
- CLAS 4220/6200 Roman Sculpture in Context; Ancient Paintings & Mosaics