Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

For current research, see my profile at Saint Louis University on academia.edu.


Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2009

Temples and Traditions in Late Antique Ostia, c. 250-600 C.E.
(Directed by L. Michael White; with Jennifer Ebbeler, Karl Galinsky, Glenn Peers and Dennis Trout)

M.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2003

Latin: Augustine's Homecoming: Latin Epic in The Confessions (Directed by Jennifer Ebbeler)

B.A., Georgetown University, 1999

Classical Studies Major, Dean's List, Graduated with Honors

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, Italy, Fall 1997 (Duke University)


Publications: Articles, Essays, Reviews and Translations


See also Books


(Summer, 2014). "Hellenistic 'Judaism' and the Social Origins of the 'Pagan-Christian' Debate." Journal of Early Christian Studies 22.

(Fall, 2013). "A Late Antique Statuary Collection at Ostia’s Sanctuary of Magna Mater: A Case-Study on the Visibility of Late Roman Religion." Papers of the British School at Rome 81.

(2012b). Review of Rom und Mailand in Spaeantike. Edited by T. Fuhrer. Bryn Mawr Classical Review [2000 words].

(2012a). "The Acts of the Martyr Bonosa." Acta Sanctorum July, 4 p. 21-23. English translation of Latin text, with short commentary, published on ostia-antica.org (webmaster, Dr. Jan Theo Bakker, Netherlands).

(2010d). "A Campaign for Pious Tourism in Late Antique Ostia: Epitaphs for Bishop Cyriacus and Monica, Mother of Augustine." Journal of Roman Studies 100.

(2010c). "A Hall for Hercules at Ostia and a Farewell to the Late Antique 'Pagan Revival.'" American Journal of Archaeology 114.

(2010b). "Synagogues" and "Church Buildings." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome. New York: Oxford University Press.

(2010a). Review of The Second Church: Popular Christianity, A.D. 200-400 by Ramsay MacMullen (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature). The Classical Review [1500 words].

(2006). "The Acts of the Martyr Aurea." Acta Sanctorum August, 4. [15 Pages]. English translation of Latin text, published on ostia-antica.org (webmaster, Dr. Jan Theo Bakker, Netherlands)


Outreach


"Papyrus, Provenance, and Looting," Op-Ed contribution, International New York Times, March 2, 2014.

"Why Priests?" Letter to the Editor, New York Times Sunday Book Review, March 10, 2013. (In response to Garry Wills' book "Why Priests?" February 15, 2013).

"Bound by Books," Letter to the Editor, New York Times Sunday Book Review, September 19, 2011. (In response to Lev Grossman's "From Scroll to Screen," September 4, 2011).


Awards


Georgetown College Teaching Honors, Nominee, 2011 and also 2012

Fall Competitive Grants-in-Aid, 2011 and also 2012
Georgetown University

University Continuing Fellowship, 2007-2008
The University of Texas at Austin

Bronze Medal, Teaching with Technology, 2007
Research Assistant, Prof. Steve Friesen and The Daily Intellegencer

William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, 2005 (Nominee)
The University of Texas at Austin

Horace Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Classics, 1999
Georgetown College of Arts and Sciences

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