Ph.D. in Classics, Bryn Mawr College, 1997.
M.A. in Classics, Bryn Mawr College, 1988.
M.A. in Classics with emphasis on Greek, San Francisco State University, 1986.
B.A. in English and Latin, Vassar College, 1983.
Lecturer, Tulane University, 2007-present.
Assistant Professor of Classics, Arizona State University, 1999-2007.
Faculty Affiliate of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Faculty Affiliate of Women’s Studies
Director of Classical Studies Program 2000-present
Faculty Associate in Classics, Arizona State University, 1998-99.
Visiting Assistant Professor in Classics, Skidmore College, 1994-1998.
Faculty Member of Women’s Studies
Lecturer, Bryn Mawr College, 1989-1990.
Prostitutes in Plautus. Accepted for publication at the Edwin Mellen Press.
Articles in Refereed Journals
• "Helen of Troy Reloaded," co-authored with Anne Duncan, Arizona State University, published online at Diotima (http://www.stoa.org/diotima/), 2005.
• “The Conjecture of a Sleeping Mind: Dreams and the Power of Clytemnestra in the Oresteia,” Eranos 99 (2001), 75-86.
"Domination and Duality in Plautus' Bacchides," published online at Diotima (http://www.stoa.org/diotima/), 2001.
• "Ancient Theater" in Arts and Humanities Through the Eras: Ancient Greece and Rome (1200 B.C.E.-476 C.E.) Detroit, MI: Gale Publishing, 2005.
• “Greece” and “Rome” in Mythologies of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Mythological Beliefs & Customs, ed. Michael McKenzie. New York: Facts on File, 2001, 42-75.
• Review of Shawn O'Bryhim, ed., Greek and Roman Comedy: Translations and Interpretations of Four Representative Plays (Austin, 2001), in BMCR 2002.07.14.
• Review of Justina Gregory, Euripides: Hecuba. Introduction, Text, Commentary (Atlanta, GA, 1999) in BMCR 00.11.25 (2000).
• Review of Yopie Prins, Victorian Sappho (Berkeley, 1999) in BMCR 00.03.03 (2000).
• Review of Penny H. Jolly, Made in God’s Image? Eve and Adam in the Genesis Mosaics at San Marco, Venice (Berkeley, 1999), in Cloelia, Fall 1999.
• Review of Robert A. Brooks, Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece (University of North Carolina, 1991) in BMCR 95.06.03 (1995).
• Review of W.S. Anderson, Barbarian Play (Toronto, 1993) in BMCR 94.08.05 (1994).
• "Phoenix MHTHR in Iliad 9: A Reexamination." Article under revision.
• Ancient Horsemanship: A Translation with Commentary of Xenophon's PERI IPPIKHS. Book in preparation.
• "Achilles, Helen and Heroic Lament." Article in preparation.
• "Admetus, Apollo and Herakles in Euripides' Alcestis." Article in preparation.
• "Return to the Past: Hollywood's Fascination with the Ancient Mediterranean World," presented to the AIA, Central Arizona Chapter, Arizona State University, January 31, 2005.
• "Helen of Troy Reloaded: The Unauthorized Authorized Version," with Anne Duncan, CAMWS, St. Louis, MO, April, 2004.
• "Phoinix TROPHOS in Iliad 9" at CASUS, Cloudcroft, NM, September 17-18, 2004.
• "Developing a Tougher Skin: The Art of Being Criticized and Fighting Back" for a panel entitled "Journals, Publishing, Refereeing, and Senior/Junior Faculty: Responsibilities and Duties," APA, New Orleans, LA, January 3-6, 2003.
• "Phronesium Gloriosa: Plautus' Truculentus and the Power of the Meretrix," presented at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, February 8, 2002.
• "Meretrix or Paelex? The Meaning of Labels in Plautus' Asinaria and Cistellaria," RMMLA, Scottsdale, AZ, October 10-12, 2002.
• "Domination and Duality in Plautus' Bacchides," presented at "What Goes on in the House Next Door? Lenones and Meretrices in Plautus," Classics Symposium, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA, November 15, 2001.
• "Atossa's Dream of Dread Portent in Aeschylus' Persians," CAMWS, Provo, UT, April 19-21, 2001.
• "Teaching Feminism Through Classics," co-presenter of panel at “Feminism and Classics 3: The Next Generation,” University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, May 18-21, 2000.
• "Monstrous Births and the Female Imagination," CAMWS, Knoxville, TN, April 5-8, 2000.
• "The Conjecture of a Sleeping Mind: Dreams and the Power of Clytemnestra in Aeschylus’ Oresteia," APA, Washington, D.C., December 27-30, 1998.
• "Meretrix Gloriosa: The Triumphant Imagery of the Plautine Prostitute," APA, Chicago, IL, December 27-30, 1997.
• "Matres et Meretrices: Good Girls and Bad Girls in Roman Drama," workshop presented at “Feminism and Classics: Framing the Research Agenda,” Princeton University, November 7-10, 1996.
• "Gaudia Foeda: Masturbation in Latin Literature," CAAS, Atlantic City, NJ, October 6-7, 1995.
• "Love and Power in Plautus," APA, New Orleans, LA, December 27-30, 1992.
• "The Characterization of the Plautine Meretrix," CAMWS, Richmond, VA, October 29-31, 1992.
Reviewer of manuscripts for TAPA, the AJP, and CW.
Reviewer of book manuscripts for the University of Oklahoma Press and Mayfield Publishing.
• Certificate of Appreciation, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University, September 2006.
• Outstanding Service, Disabilities Resource Center, Arizona State University, April 2004.
• Mentorship Appreciation Award, Preparing Future Faculty Program, Arizona State University, July 2002.
• Women’s Classical Caucus Award for Best Oral Presentation of 1997 for “Meretrix Gloriosa: The Triumphant Imagery of the Plautine Prostitute.”
Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities, 1991-92.
Fellowship for Excellence in the Classics, Bryn Mawr College, 1987-90.
Faculty Grant-In-Aid ($7000) for research, Arizona State University, 2004.
Quality of Undergraduate Education Grant, co-investigator, ($8,500), Arizona State University, 2004.
Women’s Studies Summer Research Award ($1500), Arizona State University, May, 2000.
• Invited Panelist, National Endowment for the Humanities Classsics and Classical Archaeology Grant Proposal Evaluation Panel. Washington, D.C., August, 2005.
• Feminism and Classics IV, planning committee member, 2004.
• Chair, Session 10: "Constructing a Female Life," "Feminism and Classics IV: Diversity in Place" conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, May, 2004.
• APA, Committee on the Status of Women and Minority Groups, 1998-2000.
Beginning and Intermediate Latin
Cicero, Catilinarian Orations
Medieval Latin (K. Sidwell's Cambridge text)
Beginning and Intermediate Greek
Euripides, Medea and Alcestis
Homer, Iliad and Odyssey
Meleager and Sappho
Plutarch, Life of Pericles
Xenophon, Oeconomicus and Anabasis
Ancient Comedy in Translation
The Classical World and Film
The Family in Antiquity
Greek and Roman Civilization (2 semesters)
Greek Tragedy in Translation
Sex in Antiquity
The Trojan War