222A Carpenter Hall
Professor of Ancient and Classical Studies
- Languages and Cultures
- Ancient and Classical Studies
- Museum Studies
- Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
- M.A., University of Cincinnati
- B.A., University of Maryland
Ancient Myths, Modern Meanings http://legacy.earlham.edu/~wisesu/ancientmyths/index.htm
Although I consider myself a generalist (and happily teach almost any course that focuses on Greece, Rome, or the ancient Mediterranean), I am trained as a classical archaeologist. My experience in the field has primarily revolved around the processing and study of "small finds": essentially all the artifacts that are stored in the museum or in storage areas off-site.
My research centers on religion in ancient Greece. I am particularly interested in uncovering evidence of private religious practice and belief. My dissertation, for instance, explored the archaeological and literary evidence for rituals surrounding childbirth and the reproductive cycle.