Susan Wise, Ph.D.

Professor of ancient and classical studies

Email:[email protected]

Department: Ancient and Classical Studies
Languages and Cultures
Museum Studies

Program: Archaeology
Medical Humanities applied minor

Location: Carpenter Hall Room 222A
801 National Road
Richmond, Indiana 47274

About me

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.


  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati
  • B.A., University of Maryland

Research projects

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.