Faculty & Staff

Department Faculty

Click on a faculty member’s name to view their biography.  Click here to see department and faculty office hours for the Fall 2022 semester.  Check out this video clip with a special welcome message from the Classics Department professors.   

T.H.M. Gellar-Goad Associate Professor (2012), BA, NCSU; MA, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill; Office Location: Tribble C304 Contact: (336) 758-5330; email

E. Ashley Hairston Department Chair (2022), Associate Dean for Academic Advising, Associate Professor (2022) BA, Wake Forest University; MA, PhD University of Virginia; Juris Doctor University of North Carolina School of Law; Office Location: Reynolda 125 Contact: (336) 758-3320; email

Amy Lather Assistant Professor (2016) BA, Northwestern; MA, PhD, University of Texas; Office Location: Tribble C303 Contact: (336) 758-5330; email

John M. Oksanish Associate Professor (2011) BA, MAT, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst; PhD, Yale; Office Location: Tribble C307 Contact: (336) 303-1256; email CV 

John K. Schafer  Visiting Assistant Professor (2019) BA, University of Virginia Charlottesville; PhD, Harvard University; Office Location: Tribble C302 Contact: (336) 758-5330; email

Michael C. Sloan Associate Professor (2011) BA, Baylor; MA, Texas Tech; MLitt, PhD, Univ. of St. Andrews; Office Location: Tribble C305 Contact: (336) 758-5330; email CV 

Cassandra Tran Visiting Assistant Professor (2022) BA, Queen’s University; MA, McMaster University; PhD Candidate, McMaster University ABD Expected Winter 2023; Office Location: Tribble C308 Contact: (336) 758-5330; email

Brian M. Warren Associate Teaching Professor (2010) BA, Yale; PhD, Johns Hopkins; Office Location: Tribble C309 Contact: (336) 758-5330; email

Emeritus Faculty

John L. Andronica Professor Emeritus (1969) BA, Holy Cross; MA, Boston College; PhD, Johns Hopkins Contact: email

Mary L. B. Pendergraft Professor Emeritus (1988) BA, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill; Contact: email

James T. Powell Associate Professor Emeritus (1988) BA, Emory; MA, MPhil, PhD, Yale Contact: email

Robert W. Ulery Jr. Professor Emeritus (1971) BA, MA, PhD, Yale Contact: email

Affiliated Faculty

Emily Austin (Philosophy: Greek and Roman Philosophy) Jeffrey Lerner (History: The Ancient World) Paul Thacker (Anthropology: Archaeology)


Julie Pechanek, Academic Coordinator Contact: (336) 758-5330; email

Ryan McCollum, Instructional Technologist Office Location: Scales  M203 Contact: (336) 758-3952: email

Jeff Nichols, Instructional Technologist Office Location: Divinity and Religious Studies Building, Piccolo – Anthropology Contact: (336) 758-6178: email