Faculty & Staff

Department Faculty

Click on a faculty member’s name to view their biography.  Click here to see department and faculty remote office hours for the Spring 2021 semester.  Check out this video clip with a special welcome message from the Classics Department professors.   

Aisha Dad Part-Time Lecturer (2021) BA, Wellesley College; MA, Brandeis University; PhD Candidate, Harvard University ABD Expected May 2022; Contact: (336) 758-5330; email

T.H.M. Gellar-Goad Associate Professor (2014), Zachary T. Smith Fellow BA, NCSU; MA, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill; Office Location: Tribble C308 Contact: (336) 758-5330; 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 C304 Contact: (336) 303-1256; email CV 

Mary L. B. Pendergraft Department Chair, Professor (1988) BA, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill; Office Location: Tribble C307 Contact: (336) 758-5331; email

John K. Schafer  Visiting Assistant Professor (2019) BA, University of Virginia Charlottesville; PhD, Harvard University; Office Location: Tribble C306 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 

Brian M. Warren Associate Teaching Professor (2010) BA, Yale; PhD, Johns Hopkins; Office Location: Tribble C309 Contact: (336) 701-2984; email

Emeritus Faculty

John L. Andronica Professor Emeritus (1969) BA, Holy Cross; MA, Boston College; PhD, Johns Hopkins 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, Administrative Assistant Office Location: Tribble C301 Contact: (336) 758-5330; email

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

Jeff Nichols, Instructional Technologist Office Location: Wingate  401, Piccolo Contact: (336) 758-6178: email