CURRICULUM VITAE of RODNEY D. FITZSIMONS

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

At work at Azoria

Address:

Associate Professor

Department of Ancient History and Classics

Champlain College G14

Trent University

Peterborough, Ontario

K9J 7B8

 

Relaxing at the Mycenaean site of Kalamnianos

Telephone:

705-748-1011 ext. 7264 (office)

705-748-1011 ext. 7848 (dept.)

Fax:

705-748-1047

E-Mail:

rodneyfitzsimons@trentu.ca

 

EDUCATION HISTORY

2006

Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati

 

Thesis: Monuments of Power and the Power of Monuments - The Evolution of Elite Architectural Styles at Bronze Age Mycenae

 

Supervisors: Gisela Walberg, Jack L. Davis

 

Specialization: Bronze Age Archaeology

2000-2001 American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Student Associate Member
  Position: Jacob Hirsch Fellow

1995

M.A. in Ancient Studies, Department of Fine Art History, University of Toronto

 

Supervisors: Joseph W. Shaw, Maria C. Shaw

 

Specialization: Bronze Age Archaeology

1992

B.A. in Classics, Department of Classics, University of Toronto

 

Majors: Classical Civilization, Greek and Roman History

 

Minors: Near Eastern Studies

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

2009-present Associate Professor, Department of Ancient History & Classics, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2006-2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Ancient History & Classics, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2004-2006 Lecturer, Department of Ancient History & Classics, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2002-2004

Visiting Lecturer, Classical Studies Program, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, U.S.A.

2001-2002

Visiting Instructor, Department of Classics, Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio, U.S.A.

2000-2001 Student Associate Member, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Athens, Greece
1998-1999 Class Instructor, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
1997-1998 Teaching Assistant, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
1994-1995 Teaching Assistant, Department of Fine Art History, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

FIELD RESEARCH

2009-2013

Co-Director, Ayia Irini Northern Sector Archaeological Project, Ayia Irini, Kea, Greece. KA' Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities.

2002-2017

Site Architect, Azoria Project, Azoria, Crete. American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Directors: D. C. Haggis (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and M. S. Mook (Iowa State University).

2002-2003

Architectural Consultant, Quartier Epsilon, Mallia, Crete. École Française d’Archéologie d’Athènes. Director: I. Bradfer-Burdet (Member, École Française d’Archéologie d’Athènes).

2001 Field Walker and Information Technician, Durres Regional Archaeological Project, Durres, Albania. Institute of Archaeology in Tirana. Directors: A. Hoti (Institute of Archaeology in Tirana), J. L. Davis (University of Cincinnati), I. Pojani and S. R. Stocker.
1998-2001 Assistant Site Architect, Quartier Nu, Mallia, Crete. École Française d’Archéologie d’Athènes. Directors: J. M. Driessen (Université Catholique de Louvain) and A. Farnoux (Université de Paris: Sorbonne IV)
1997-2000 Records Supervisor, University of Cincinnati Excavations at Midea, Midea, Greece. Svenska Institutet i Athen. Director: G. Walberg (University of Cincinnati).
1996 Trench Master, University of Cincinnati Excavations at Midea, Midea, Greece. Svenska Institutet i Athen. Director: G. Walberg (University of Cincinnati).
1993 Trench Supervisor, University of Toronto Excavations at Kommos, Kommos, Crete. American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Directors: J. W. Shaw and M. C. Shaw (University of Toronto).

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

EXTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

2012 Loeb Classical Library Foundation Grant, $35,000 (“Ayia Irini Northern Sector Archaeological Project”)
2012 Institute for Aegean Prehistory Research Grant, $20,000 (“Ayia Irini Northern Sector Archaeological Project”)
2011 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Countil, Standard Research Grant, $34,693 (“Ayia Irini Northern Sector Archaeological Project”)
2011 Institute for Aegean Prehistory Research Grant, $20,000 (“Ayia Irini Northern Sector Archaeological Project”)
2011 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Countil, Standard Research Grant, $41,339 (“Ayia Irini Northern Sector Archaeological Project”)
2010 Institute for Aegean Prehistory Publication Team Grant, $600 (“Ayia Irini Northern Sector Archaeological Project”) [declined]
2010 Institute for Aegean Prehistory Research Grant, $15,000 (“Ayia Irini Northern Sector Archaeological Project”)
2009 Institute for Aegean Prehistory New Research Grant, $19,960 (“Ayia Irini Northern Sector Archaeological Project”)

INTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

2013 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Operating Grant, $4,984 (“Urbanisation and the Emergence of the Greek Polis”)
2009 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Operating Grant, $4,000 (“Urbanisation and the Emergence of the Greek Polis”)
2009 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council International Travel Grant, $1,490
2008 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Operating Grant, $3,280 (“Architectural Analyses at the Site of Azoria, East Crete”)

PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

2000-2001

Jacob Hirsch Fellowship, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, $11,500

2000-2001

Anna C. and Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship, Archaeological Institute of America, $11,000 [declined]

1996-2001

Summer Stipends, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, $1000

1995-2000 University Graduate Scholarship, Graduate School, University of Cincinnati
1995-2000 Louise Semple-Taft Fellowship, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati
1995 Simcoe Special Fellowship, Department of Fine Art History, University of Toronto, $3500
1993 Kenneth Augustus Hemblen Memorial Award in Aegean Studies, Department of Fine Art History, University of Toronto
1992 Samuel James Stubbs Award, University College, University of Toronto, $500
1992 W. S. Milner Scholarship for Greek & Roman History, Department of Classics, University of Toronto, $1155
1986 Ontario Honours Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Ontario, 1986, $100
1986 Gulf Canada Student Bursary, Gulf Canada, 1986, $500
TEACHING AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
2009-2010 Award for Educational Leadership and Innovation, Trent University (nominated)
2009-2010 Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching, Trent University (nominated)
2009 Merit Award for Teaching Excellence, Trent University
2008-2009 Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching, Trent University (nominated)
2007-2008

Distinguished Teaching Award for Educational Leadership & Innovation in Instruction, Trent University (nominated)

2007-2008

Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching, Trent University (nominated)

2005-2006

Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching, Trent University (nominated)

2002-2003 Most Effective Undergraduate Instructor, Iowa State University

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

BOOK CHAPTERS AND ARTICLES: REFEREED
2011 R. D. FITZSIMONS. “Monumental Architecture and the Construction of the Mycenaean State.” In State Formation in Greece and Italy: Questioning the Neoevolutionist Paradigm, edited by N. Terrenato and D. C. Haggis, 75-118. Oxford: Oxbow.
2011 D. C. Haggis, M. S. Mook, R. D. FITZSIMONS, C. M. Scarry, L. M.Snyder and W. C. West. “Excavations in the Archaic Civic Buildings at Azoria in 2005-2006.” Hesperia 80: 1-70.
2011 D. C. Haggis, M. S. Mook, R. D. FITZSIMONS, C. M. Scarry and L. M.Snyder. Forthcoming. “The Excavation of Archaic Houses at Azoria in 2005-2006.” Hesperia80: 431-489.
2007 R. D. FITZSIMONS. 2007. “Architecture and Power in the Bronze Age Argolid.” In Power and Architecture: Monumental Public Architecture in the Bronze Age Near East and Aegean. Proceedings of the international conference "Power and Architecture" organized by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the Université Catholique de Louvain and the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster on the 21st and 22nd of November 2002, edited by J. Bretschneider, J. M. Driessen and K. Van Lerberghe, 93-116. (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 156). Leuven: Peeters Publishers.
2007 D. C. Haggis, M. S. Mook, C. M. Scarry, L. M. Snyder, R. D. FITZSIMONS, E. Stephanakis and W. C. West. 2007. “Excavations at Azoria in 2003 and 2004, Part 1: The Archaic Civic Complex.” Hesperia 76: 243-321.
2007 G. Walberg, E. Markou and R. D. FITZSIMONS. 2007. “The Architecture.” In Midea: The Megaron Complex and Shrine Area. Excavations on the Lower Terraces 1994-1997, edited by G. Walberg, 61-90. (Prehistory Monographs 20). Philadelphia: The Institute for Aegean Prehistory Academic Press.
BOOK CHAPTERS AND ARTICLES: INVITED
2013 R. D. FITZSIMONS and E. Gorogianni. 2013. “Dining in Style: Minoanizing Architecture, Decor, and Activities in the Northeast Bastion.” Kea Newsletter 2012: 3.
2011 R. D. FITZSIMONS and E. Gorogianni. 2011. “The Northern Sector: Pedagogy, Collegiality, Research, and Publication.” Kea Newsletter 2010: 4.

ABSTRACTS

2011 R. D. FITZSIMONS. 2011. “Laying Claim to the Land:  Tholos Tombs as Markers of Symbolic Ownership in the Bronze Age Argolid.” In An Archaeology of Land Ownership, edited by Maria Relaki and Despina Catapoti, 12. London: Routledge.
2001 R. D. FITZSIMONS. 2001. “Excavations on the Lower Terraces of the Acropolis of Midea, 1994-1997 Seasons.” American Journal of Archaeology 102: 303-304.

WORK SUBMITTED

R. D. FITZSIMONS. Forthcoming. “An Energetic(s) Approach to Late Helladic Tomb Construction: Funerary Architecture and State Formation at Bronze Age Mycenae.” In Mediations on the Diversity of the Built Environment in the Aegean Basin: A Colloquium in Honour of Frederick E. Winter (ms. 5900 words plus illustrations; reviewed; to be submitted to University of Toronto Press).
R. D. FITZSIMONS. In Press. “Urbanization and the Emergence of the Greek Polis: The Case of Azoria, Crete.” In Making Ancient Cities: Studies of the Production of Space in Early Urban Environments, edited by A. Creekmore and K. D. Fisher, 288-338. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
E. Gorogianni, J. Cutler, and R D. FITZSIMONS. In Press. “Something Old, Something New: Non-Local Brides as Catalysts for Cultural Exchange at Ayia Irini, Kea?” In Nostoi: Indigenous Cultures, Migration and Integration in the Aegean Islands and Western Anatolia during the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age. Proceedings of an International Conference Held at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, March 31-April 3, 2011, edited by N. Stampolidis, Ç. Maner, and K. Kopanias (ms. 13,250words plus illustrations; revised draft submitted to Koç University Press).
D. C. Haggis, M. S. Mook, R. D. FITZSIMONS, M. Eaby, M. Liston, C. M. Scarry, and L. M.Snyder. “The Excavation of Late Minoan IIIC, Early Iron Age, and Orientalizing Levels at Azoria in 2005-2006.” Hesperia (ms. 21,200 words; to be submitted to Hesperia).

PAPERS: REFEREED SUBMISSIONS

2014

“Building a State One Stone at a Time: Architectural Energetics and Early State Formation in the Bronze Age Argolid,” to be delivered in a session entitled, Space, Place, and Architecture in the Mediterranean Bronze Age, at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas, April 25, 2014.

2013 “Construction Technology and State Formation in the Bronze Age Argolid,” presented at a symposium entitled, Technology, Society, and Economy in the Ancient Mediterranean World, Traill College, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, April 6, 2013.
2013 “Laying the Foundations for Mycenaean State Formation: Late Helladic Tomb Construction as a Measure of Socio-Political Complexity in the Bronze Age Argolid,” presented at the 114th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Seattle, Washington, January 3-6, 2013.
2013 “Awash in the Waves of Architectural Change: Reassessing the Adoption and Adaptation of Minoanizing and Mycenaeanizing Architectural Elements in the Southern and Eastern Aegean,” presented at a workshop entitled, Minoanization and Mycenaeanization. Two Sides of the Same Coin?, at the 114th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Seattle, Washington, January 3-6, 2013.
2012 “An Energetic(s) Approach to Late Helladic Tomb Construction: Funerary Architecture and State Formation at Bronze Age Mycenae,” presented at a colloquium entitled, Mediations on the Diversity of the Built Environment in the Aegean Basin: A Colloquium in Honor of Frederick E. Winter, sponsored by the Canadian Institute in Greece, Athens, Greece, June 2012.
2012

“Dining on the Fringe Again? The Northeast Bastion as a Minoan-Style Banquet Hall at Ayia Irini, Kea - The Ceramic Evidence,” 113th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 5-8, 2012 (with E. Gorogianni).

2011

“A Tale of Three Cities: Urbanisation and Socio-Political Development at Archaic Azoria, Crete,” presented at a conference entitled, Urban Dreams and Realities: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the City in Ancient Cultures, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, October 21-22, 2011.

2011 “Something Borrowed, Something New: Possible Archaeological Evidence for Foreign Brides as Catalysts for Acculturation at Ayia Irini, Kea,” presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Sacramento, California, March 30-April 3, 2011 (co-authors: E. Gorogianni and J. Cutler).
2011

“Weaving a Pan-Aegean Fabric: Travelling Brides as Agents of Cultural Exchange in the Late Bronze Age Aegean,” presented at a conference entitled, Nostoi: Indigenous Cultures, Migration and Integration in the Aegean Islands and Western Anatolia during the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, March 31-April 3, 2011 (co-authors: E. Gorogianni and J. Cutler).

2011 “Dining on the Fringe? A Possible Minoan-Style Banquet Hall at Ayia Irini, Kea,” presented at the 112th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in San Antonio, Texas, January 6-9, 2011 (co-author: E. Gorogianni).
2010 “Building a Heroic Past: Archaizing Elements in Mycenaean Masonry,” presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Anaheim, California, January 6-9, 2010.
2010 “Ayia Irini and Minoanization: A Bottom-up Approach of the Phenomenon?”, presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Anaheim, California, January 6-9, 2010 (co-author: E. Gorogianni).
2009 “Urbanization and the Emergence of the Greek Polis: The Case of Azoria, Crete,” presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Atlanta, Georgia, April 22-26, 2009.
2008 “Laying Claim to the Land: Tholos Tombs as Markers of Symbolic Ownership in the Bronze Age Argolid,” presented at the 6th World Archaeological Congress, Dublin, Ireland, July 29-July 4, 2008.
2008 “The Setting of Euripides’ Suppliant Women,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada in Montreal, Quebec, May 12-14, 2008 (co-author: I. C. Storey).
2008 “A Heterarchical or Hierarchical Landscape? An Alternative Approach to the Distribution and Function of Tholos Tombs in the Bronze Age Argolid,” presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association in Peterborough, Ontario, May 7-11, 2008.
2004 “Monuments of Power and the Power of Monuments: The Evolution of Monumental Architecture in Bronze Age Greece,” presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Montreal, Quebec, March 31-April 4, 2004.
2001 “Excavations on the Lower Terraces of the Acropolis of Midea: Preliminary Report on the Architectural Remains,” presented at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in San Diego, California, January 3-6, 2001.

PAPERS: INVITED LECTURES

2011 “The Tomb of a Rich Athenian Lady in Athens,” guest lecture for AHCL 2310H (Women in the Ancient Greek World), Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, November 22, 2011.
2011

“How to Build an Archaic Greek City: Architecture and Urbanisation at Azoria, East Crete,” presented to the Department of Classics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, November 11, 2011.

2011 “Feasting on Minoan Culture: The Northeast Bastion at Ayia Irini, Kea, and its Significance for Understanding Minoanization in the Aegean,” presented at the INSTAP-SCEC, Pacheia Ammos, Greece, July 1, 2011 (co-author: E. Gorogianni).
2011 “Making an Archaic City: The Social, Political and Architectural Correlates of Urbanisation at Azoria, East Crete,” presented at the Canadian Institute in Greece, March 9, 2011.
2010

“Spomenici za žive, spomenici za mrtve: Kamen po kamen vodič kroz mikenske državne formacije (Monuments for the Living, Monuments for the Dead: A Stone-by-Stone Guide to Mycenaean State Formation,” Aegean Seminar presented to the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, December 7, 2010.

2010 “Monumental Architecture and the Construction of the Mycenaean State,” presented at the Canadian Institute in Greece, Athens, Greece, November 3, 2010.
2010 “As the Tide Turns: Local Responses to Pan-Aegean Cultural Changes at Ayia Irini, Keos,” presented at the Ontario Aegean Day Symposium, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 6, 2010 (co-author: E. Gorogianni).
2009 “Monumental Architecture and the Construction of the Mycenaean State,” presented to the Department of Classical Studies, LeHigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, September 17, 2009.
2006 “Monuments of Power and the Power of Monuments: The Evolution of Elite Architectural Styles at Bronze Age Mycenae,” presented as part of the Niagara Peninsula Society of the Archaeological Institute of America Lecture Series, Brock University, St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada, November 12, 2006.
2006 “An Early Greek Polis in East Crete: Excavations at Azoria, 2002-2006,” presented at the Fieldworks 06 Colloquium, Trent University Archaeological Research Centre, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, October 18, 2006.
2006 “An Early Greek Polis in East Crete: Excavations at Azoria, 2002-2005,” presented to the Department of Classics, Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, March 26, 2006.
2004 “An Early Greek Polis in East Crete: Excavations at Azoria, 2002-2004,” presented at the Humanities Day Symposium, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, December 15, 2004.
2002 “Architecture and the Evolution of Power in the Bronze Age Peloponnese,” presented to the conference, Architecture and Power: Monumental Public Architecture in the Bronze Age Near East and Aegean, held at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, November 21-22, 2002.

INTERNET PUBLICATIONS

Chloris: An Aegean Bronze Age Bibliography. Co-contributor with R. Foulkes, C. Griebel and M. C. Nelson.
The Lord William D. Taylour Papers. Written for the Archives of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

WORK IN PROGRESS

R. D. FITZSIMONS and E. Gorogianni. “Feasting on Minoan Culture: A Possible Minoan-Style Banquet Hall at Ayia Irini, Kea.” (ms. 10,600 words plus illustrations; to be submitted to AJA)
R. D. FITZSIMONS. “The Architecture.” In Halasmenos: Building A:2, edited by M. Eaby. (ms. 6250 words; to be submitted to INSTAP Academic Press)
R. D. FITZSIMONS. “The Architectural Remains.” In Mallia: Quartier Nu, edited by J. M. Driessen and A. Farnoux (ms. 102,000 words)
R. D. FITZSIMONS. “Construction Technology and State Formation in the Bronze Age Argolid.” (ms. 3700 words)
R. D. FITZSIMONS. Monuments of Power and the Power of Monuments: The Evolution of Elite Architectural Styles at Bronze Age Mycenae (book proposal submitted to Hesperia Supplements in January 2008)
R. D. FITZSIMONS. “The Architecture.” In The Archaic City: Excavations at Azoria in Eastern Crete, edited by D. C. Haggis and M. S. Mook. (in preparation)
E. Gorogianni and R. D. FITZSIMONS. “Keian, Kei-noan, or Kei-cenean? Interregional Contact and Cultural Identity at Ayia Irini, Kea.” (ms. 2500 words)
E. Gorogianni and R. D. FITZSIMONS. Keos XI. Ayia Irini: The Northern Sector and the Northeast Bastion. (in preparation)
I. C. Storey and R. D. FITZSIMONS. “The Setting of Euripides’ Suppliant Women.” (ms. 6100 words plus illustrations; to be submitted to Mouseion)

ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSTRATIONS

2008 I. C. Storey. Euripides: Suppliant Women. Duckworth Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy. London: Duckworth.
2007 D.C. Haggis, M.S. Mook, L.M. Snyder and T. Carter.“Excavations at Azoria in 2003 and 2004 Part 2, The Early Iron Age and Final Neolithic Settlements.” Hesperia 76: 665-716.
2004 D.C. Haggis, M.S. Mook, C.M. Scarry, L.M. Snyder, and W.C. West, “Excavations at Azoria, 2002,” Hesperia 73: 339-400.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

REFEREEING AND REVIEWING WORK

2013 Referee, American Journal of Archaeology
2012 Member, Scientific Committee for the Publication of Mediations on the Diversity of the Built Environment in the Aegean Basin: A Colloquium in Honour of Frederick E. Winter
2012 Referee, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
2010 Referee, Hesperia
2010 Referee, National Science Foundation
2005 Referee, Aegean Archaeology

SERVICE: INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL

2014 Session Chair, “Space, Place, and Architecture in the Mediterranean Bronze Age,” 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas, U.S.A., April 24-27
2012 Discussant, “Staging Death: Performance, Architecture and Landscape in the Aegean,” 112th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., January 5-8
2011 On-site lecture at Ayia Irini to students from the University of Athens
2010 Session Chair, “Mycenae and the Mycenaean Hinterland,” 111th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Anaheim, California, U.S.A., January 6-9
2008

Sesson Chair, “Mycenaean Funerary Practices,” 109th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., January 3-6

2005

Session Chair, “Mycenaean Greece,” 106th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., January 6-9

2002-2004

On-site lectures at Lato and Mallia, Iowa State University Summer Study Abroad in Greece

SERVICE: TRENT UNIVERSITY

2013-2014 Member, TUFA Financial Information Subcommittee
2013-2014 Member, TUFA Appeals Subcommittee
2013-2014 Member, Academic Planning and Budget Committee
2013-2014 Chair, Graduate Anthropology Chair Search Committee
2012-2013 Member, AP&B Schools Subcommittee
2012-2013 Member, Academic Planning and Budget Committee
2011-2012 Member, TUFA Financial Information Subcommittee
2011-2012 Member, SSHRC Research Grants Committee
2011-2012 Member, Dean of Humanities Search Committee
2010-2011 Member, Graduate Anthropology Ranking Committee for TUARC Collaborative Research Grants
2010 Trent University, Summer Field School in Greece
2009-2010 Member, University Finances Oversight Committee
2009-2010 Member, Special Appeals Committee
2009-2010 Member, Graduate Anthropology Ranking Committee for SSHRC Scholarships
2009-2014 Member, Graduate Department of Anthropology
2009 Trent University, Summer Field School in Greece
2008-2009

Member, Special Appeals Committee

2008-2009 Academic Advisor, Champlain College
2007-2008

Member, Colleges Committee Sub-Committee, CASC

2007-2008

Academic Advisor, Champlain College

2006-2007 Academic Advisor, Lady Eaton College
2006 Trent University, Summer Field School in Greece
2005-2006 Academic Advisor, Lady Eaton College
2005 Trent University, Summer Field School in Greece
2004-2005 Academic Advisor, Lady Eaton College

SERVICE: DEPARTMENT OF ANCIENT HISTORY & CLASSICS, TRENT UNIVERSITY

2013-2014 Volunteer, Open House Meeting
2013-2014 Member, Personnel Committee
2013-2014 Member, Curriculum Committee
2013-2014 Co-Ordinator, Website
2013-2014 Co-Ordinator, Timetable
2013-2014 Chair, Chair Search Committee
2012-2013 Volunteer, Open House Meeting
2012-2013 Referee, Norma Miller Essay Prize Competition
2012-2013 Member, Personnel Committee
2012-2013 Member, Curriculum Committee
2012-2013 Co-Ordinator, Website
2012-2013 Co-Ordinator, Timetable
2012-2013 Chair, Chair Search Committee
2011-2012 Referee, Norma Miller Essay Prize Competition
2011-2012 Member, Personnel Committee
2011-2012 Member, Curriculum Committee
2011-2012 Co-Ordinator, Timetable
2011-2012 Co-Ordinator, Open House Meeting
2010-2011 Member, Personnel Committee
2010-2011 Member, Curriculum Committee
2009-2010 Volunteer, Open House Meeting
2009-2010 Member, Personnel Committee
2009-2010 Member, Chair Search Committee
2009-2010 Departmental Ranking Committee for SSHRC Scholarships
2009-2010 Co-Ordinator, Timetable
2008-2009 Volunteer, Open House Meeting
2008-2009 Referee, Norma Miller Essay Prize Competition
2008-2009 Member, Personnel Committee
2008-2009 Departmental Ranking Committee for Ontario Graduate School Scholarships
2008-2009 Co-Ordinator, Timetable
2008-2009 Volunteer, Open House Meeting
2007-2008 Member, Personnel Committee
2007-2008 Co-Ordinator, Timetable
2006-2007 Referee, Norma Miller Essay Prize Competition
2006-2007 Recording Secretary
2006-2007 Member, Chair Search Committee
2006-2007 Co-Ordinator, Website
2005-2006 Recording Secretary
2005-2006 Member, Chair Search Committee
2004-2005 Recording Secretary
2004-2005 Member, Personnel Committee

 

TEACHING RECORD

COURSES TAUGHT 2013-2014

AHCL 1000Y The Trojan War (Fall-Winter 2013-14)
AHCL 3252H The Archaeology of the Greek Iron Age (Winter 2014)
GREK 2000H Intermediate Greek I (Fall 2013)
GREK 2001H Intermediate Greek II (Winter 2014)
GREK 3002H Advanced Greek Poetry (Winter 2014)

LECTURER & ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - DEPARTMENT OF ANCIENT HISTORY & CLASSICS, TRENT UNIVERSITY (PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO)

AHCL 1000Y The Trojan War 2012-13, 2013-14
AHCL 2230H The Ancient City [formerly CLCI 223H and AHCL 223H] 2005W, 2007F, 2009F
AHCL 2200Y Introduction to Greek & Roman Archaeology[formerly AHCL 226A] 2004F, 2005F, 2006-7, 2007-2008, 2008F, 2009-10, 2011-12
AHCL 250A Greek Myths & Mythology [formerly CLLI 200A] 2004-5, 2005-6, 2006-7
AHCL 3250H Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology   [formerly AHCL 325H] 2006W, 2008W, 2012W
AHCL 3251H The Archaeology of Ancient Athens [formerly AHCL 3958H] 2010W, 2013W
AHCL 3252H The Archaeology of the Greek Iron Age [formerly AHCL 3955H] 2009W, 2014W
AHCL 3851Y Field School in Classical Archaeology [formerly CLCI 330B and AHCL 3302] 2005S, 2006S, 2010S
AHCL 394H Advanced Studies in the Ancient City [formerly CLCI 395H] 2005W, 2007F
AHCL 4001H Approaches to Mycenaean State Formation 2008F
AHCL 4001H The Minoanisation of the Aegean Islands 2012F
AHCL 492H Roman Myth and Religion 2006W
AHCL 4941H Advanced Studies in the Ancient City [formerly CLCI 495H] 2005W, 2007F
AHCL 4942H Advanced Studies in Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology [formerly AHCL 495H] 2006W, 2008W
ANTH 5900H The End of the Bronze Age: A Critical Reading Course 2012W
ANTH 5900Y The End of the Bronze Age: A Critical Reading Course 2013FW
GREK 100A Elementary Greek 2004-5, 2005-6, 2006-7, 2007-2008
GREK 2000H Intermediate Greek I 2008F, 2009F, 2011F, 2012F, 2013F
GREK 2001H Intermediate Greek II 2009W, 2012W, 2013W, 2014W
GREK 3002H Advanced Greek Poetry 2014W

VISITING LECTURER - CLASSICAL STUDIES PROGRAM, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY (AMES, IOWA)

CL ST 373 Greek & Roman Epic 2003F
CL ST 376B Classical Archaeology II: Archaic through Hellenistic 2004W
GRK 101 Elementary Classical Greek I 2002F
GRK 102 Elementary Classical Greek II 2003W
GRK 332 Introduction to Classical Greek Literature 2003W
GRK 442 Advanced Readings in Ancient Greek II 2003W
LAT 101 Elementary Latin I 2002F, 2003F
LAT 102 Elementary Latin II 2004W

VISITING INSTRUCTOR - CLASSICS DEPARTMENT, MIAMI UNIVERSITY OF OHIO (OXFORD, OHIO)

CLS 102 Roman Civilization 2001F
CLS 121 Classical Mythology 2002W
LAT 101 Beginning Latin I 2001F
LAT 102 Beginning Latin II 2002W

CLASS INSTRUCTOR - DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS, UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI (CINCINNATI, OHIO)

15CLAS 110 Introduction to Classical Civilization I: Ancient Greece 1998F
15CLAS 111 Introduction to Classical Civilization II: Ancient Greece 1999W
15CLAS 112 Introduction to Classical Civilization III: Ancient Rome 1999S

TEACHING ASSISTANT - DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS, UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI (CINCINNATI, OHIO)

15CLAS 221 Art & Archaeology of the Ancient World: Egypt and the Near East 1997F
15CLAS 222 Art & Archaeology of the Ancient World: Greece 1998W
15CLAS 223 Art & Archaeology of the Ancient World: Rome 1999S
15CLAS 365 The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 1998S

TEACHING ASSISTANT - DEPARTMENT OF FINE ART HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (TORONTO, ONTARIO)

FAH 200Y Art and Archaeology of the Bronze Age Aegean 1994-5

MASTER'S THESES - COMPLETED

2013 Eric Beales, “A Critical Analysis of the Introduction of Maize into Southern Ontario during the First Millennium A.D.,” Department of Anthropology, Trent University, 2013 (Reader)
2012

Gwilym Hayward, “Economic Development and Emerging Dialectics in Early Bronze Age Greece,” Department of Anthropology, Trent University, 2012 (Reader)

2010 Chris Carleton, “Collapse of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic ‘B’ in Southwest Asia,” Department of Anthropology, Trent University, 2010 (Reader)
2010 Katherine Schleifer, “Beyond Child's Play: The Role of Children in the MH-LH I Periods of the Argolid, Greece,” Department of Classics, Brock University, 2010 (External Assessor)
2009 Katrina Keefer, “The Ideology of the Greco-Roman World and Its Effect on W.E.B. du Bois: A Study of Subversive Themes in African-American History,” Department of History, Trent University, 2009 (Reader)

MASTER'S THESES - IN PROGRESS

Philip Cook, “The Energetics of Mycenaean Citadels: Sociopolitical Implications of Fortification Construction during the Late Helladic III Period,” Department of Anthropology, Trent University, in progress (Supervisor)

Christa Falconer, “Changes in Mortuary Patterns during the Late Helladic IIIB to Late Helladic IIIC Periods on the Greek Mainland and the Cyclades,” Department of Anthropology, Trent University, in progress (Supervisor)

Laura Fyfe, Topic TBA, Department of Anthropology, Trent University, in progress (Reader)

Zachary Knox, “Classical Agriculture on Kythera,” Department of Anthropology, Trent University, in progress (Reader)

Josh Lockett, Topic TBA, Department of Anthropology, Trent University, in progress (Reader)

Leah Marajh, Topic TBA, Department of Anthropology, Trent University, in progress (Reader)

Daniel Savage, “A Functional Analysis of Epipalaeolithic Grooved-Stone Tools from the Southern Levant,” Department of Anthropology, Trent University, in progress (Reader)

Lindsay Shirkey, Topic TBA, Department of Anthropology, Trent University, in progress (Reader)

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS

1996-2014 Archaeological Institute of America, Member
2000-2014 American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Member
2009-2012 American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Visiting Senior Associate Member
2008 Canadian Archaeological Association, Member
2010-2014 Canadian Institute in Greece, Member
2008-2014 Classical Association of Canada, Member
2004-2014 Society for American Archaeology, Member
2007-2014 Trent University Archaeological Research Centre, Fellow
2008 World Archaeological Congress, Member

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