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Classical Studies: People

Program Director 

Monte Johnson 
Associate Professor of Philosophy 
monte@ucsd.edu
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 8009 

Program Coordinator and Student Advisor 

Jose Agustin Ibarra
Current undergraduate students, please use the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) for advising questions.
caesar@ucsd.edu
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 1024
858-534-4551

Walk-in Advising:
Tuesday-Friday
9:00-11:00 AM and 2:00-3:00 PM
and by appointment

Faculty

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

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

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

  • Mira Balberg, Ph. D.,History Professor

    Mira Balberg, Ph. D.,History Professor

    Ph.D. Stanford University, 2011
    Office: HSS 6073, phone: (858) 246-5740
    mbalberg@ucsd.edu
    Ancient Mediterranean Religions; Judaism in the Hellenistic and Roman periods

  • Denise Demetriou, Ph.D., History Associate Professor

    Denise Demetriou, Ph.D., History Associate Professor

    Ph.D. Classics, Johns Hopkins University, 2005
    Office: HSS 4047, Phone: 858-534-4368
    dedemetriou@ucsd.edu 
    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

    Page Ann duBois, Ph.D., Classical and Comparative Literature Professor

    Ph.D. UC Berkeley
    Office: Literature Bldg. 454, Phone: 858-534-3379
    pdubois@ucsd.edu

    Greek; Feminist Theory and Psychoanalysis; Cultural Studies
  • Thomas Gallant, Ph.D., History Professor

    Thomas Gallant, Ph.D., History Professor

    Ph.D. Cambridge University, 1982
    Office: HSS 4016, Phone: 858-822- 0676
    tgallant@ucsd.edu

    Modern Greek History and Archeology
  • Matthew T. Herbst, Ph.D., Teaching Professor and Director

    Matthew T. Herbst, Ph.D., Teaching Professor and Director

    Making of the Modern World, Eleanor Roosevelt College 
    Ph.D. University of Michigan
    Office: ERC Admin, Making of the Modern World Office, Phone: 858-822-4859
    matthewherbst@ucsd.edu

    World and environmental history; Byzantium; comparative ancient history; experiential education
  • Monte Johnson, Ph.D., Philosophy Associate Professor

    Monte Johnson, Ph.D., Philosophy Associate Professor

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. University of Toronto, 2003
    Website: www.montejohnson.info
    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
    dkalleres@ucsd.edu
    Early Christianity

  • Jacobo Myerston, Ph.D., Literature Assistant Professor

    Jacobo Myerston, Ph.D., Literature Assistant Professor

    Ph.D. University of Chicago
    Office: Literature Bldg. 229
    jmyerston@ucsd.edu
    Literary globalization in the Ancient World

  • Edward Watts, Ph.D., History Professor

    Edward Watts, Ph.D., History Professor

    Ph.D. Yale University, 2002
    Office: HSS 4073, Phone: 858-534-2733
    ewatts@ucsd.edu
    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 Gree and Rome and Early Christianity


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