I am an assistant professor in the Department of Art & Art History at Rhodes College, where I teach courses on the art and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean. I am preparing a book manuscript tentatively entitled Eclecticism, Collecting, and Autobiography in the Houses of Rome and the Bay of Naples.
My research and teaching interests include the Bay of Naples region in Roman antiquity and its rediscovery, Greek and Roman sculpture, Roman domestic architecture and decoration, luxury arts in the classical world, and collecting, both ancient and modern.
In addition to my academic life, I enjoy being outdoors, photography, running (I am currently training for a 50k [31 mile] trail race in February), my dog Renly Baratheon, and cooking/baking. My personal musical anthems include Talking Heads “Naïve Melody,” The Commodores “Brick House,” House of Pain “Jump Around,” Andrew Bird “Scythian Empires,” LCD Soundsystem “Home,” and just about any version of Getz/Gilberto “Corcovado.”