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Classical Studies: People

Program Director 

Monte Johnson 
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 8009 

Program Coordinator and Student Advisor 

Andrianna Martinez
Current undergraduate students, please use the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) for advising questions.
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 1105

Walk-in Advising:
10:00-11:00 AM and 2:00-3:00 PM
and by appointment


Georgios H. Anagnostopoulos, Ph.D., Philosophy Professor

Ph.D. Brandeis University, 1971
Office: HSS 8034, Phone: 858-534-3072
Ancient philosophy centered around ethics, metaphysics, science, technology and human values

Denise Demetriou, Ph.D., History Associate Professor
Ph.D. Classics, Johns Hopkins University, 2005
Office: HSS 4047, Phone: 858-534-4368
Archaic and classical Greek history, with a particular interest in exploring different kinds of cross-cultural interactions within the Greek world and between Greeks and non-Greeks

Page Ann duBois, Ph.D., Classical and Comparative Literature Professor
Ph.D. UC Berkeley
Office: Literature Bldg. 454, Phone: 858-534-3379
Greek; Feminist Theory and Psychoanalysis; Cultural Studies

Thomas Gallant, Ph.D., History Professor
Ph.D. Cambridge University, 1982
Office: HSS 4016, Phone: 858-822- 0676
Modern Greek History and Archeology

Monte Johnson, Ph.D., Philosophy Associate Professor

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Toronto, 2003
Office: HSS 8009, Phone: 858-822-4515
Early Greek philosophy; Aristotle Studies; Hellenistic philosophy; the reception of Greco-Roman philosophy in modern philosophy and science; the reconstruction of lost and fragmentary works; and comparative ancient philosophy

Dayna Kalleres, Ph.D., Literature Associate Professor
Ph.D. Brown University
Office: Literature Bldg. 330, Phone: 858-534-2279
Early Christianity

Eliot Wirshbo, Ph.D.,Classical Literature and Languages Lecturer
Office: Literature Bldg. 142, Phone: 858-534-3618
Classical Languages and Literature

Jacobo Myerston, Ph.D., Literature Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Office: Literature Bldg. 229
Literary globalization in the ancient world

Edward Watts, Ph.D., History Professor - Sabbatical FA17 & WI18
Ph.D. Yale University, 2002
Office: HSS 4073, Phone: 858-534-2733
Intellectual and religious history of the early Byzantine Empire

Emeriti Faculty

Anthony T. Edwards, Ph.D., Classical Literature and Languages Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. Cornell University
Homer; Greek Comedy; Classical Rhetoric

Marianne McDonald, Ph.D., Theatre Professor Emerita
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
Greek Theatre, Irish Theatre, Japanese Theatre

Edward N. Lee, Ph.D., Philosophy  Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. Princeton University

Alden A. Mosshammer, Ph.D., History Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. Brown University, 1971
History of ancient Greece and Rome and early Christianity

Sheldon A. Nodelman, Ph.D., Visual Arts Professor Emeritus
Office: Visual Arts Facilities 353, Phone: 858-822-1146