Alumni

Elizabeth Baughan

Elizabeth Baughan

Year Graduated: 1995

A double major in Classics and Archaeology, Elizabeth Baughan went on to earn a Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley. After three years at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, she joined the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Richmond, where she is now Associate Professor. Her research focuses on burial furniture, banqueting ideologies, and cultural identities in western Anatolia and the eastern Aegean, and she is the author of Couched in Death: Klinai and Identity in Anatolia and Beyond (Wisconsin, 2013). Since 2009 she has been involved with Bilkent University's excavations at Hacimusalar Höyük, a settlement mound in southwestern Turkey that was occupied from the Bronze Age to the Byzantine period.

Sara Bond

Sarah Bond

Year Graduated: 2005

After majoring in Classics and History and minoring in Classical Archaeology Sarah E. Bond went on to receive her Ph.D. in Ancient History from the University of North Carolina in 2011. She is now assistant professor of Classics at the University of Iowa, where she is also an affiliated scholar with the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio. She is the author of numerous articles on tradesmen and law in the later Roman empire. Her recent book, Trade and Taboo: Disreputable Professions in the Roman Mediterraneanwas published with the University of Michigan Press in 2016. She is a regular columnist at Forbes, a contributor to Hyperallergicand a frequent blogger. She also likes to point out classical reception in Game of Thrones.

Mary Jo Burke

Mary Jo Burke

Year Graduated: 1992

Mary Jo Conley Burke teaches Latin at the Miller School of Albemarle where she has worked since August 2004, and has also served as chair of the Foreign Language department. In her free time, Mary Jo does volunteer work for her alma mater, Union College, in the role of Annual Fund class agent. Other pastimes include traveling, spending time with family and friends, and reading. A transplant to Virginia from Albany, New York, she is a die-hard New York Yankees fan who roots for the UVa Cavaliers.

Caitlin Campbell

Caitlin Campbell

Year Graduated: 2012

Caitlin Campbell teaches Latin at Dominion High School in northern Virginia, where she also sponsors the Latin Club, plans domestic and foreign field trips, and participates in various classical professional associations. When not teaching, she dances and practices yoga. (She has even been known to bust out some yoga poses for a sluggish Latin class.)

Howard Chang

Howard Chang

Year Graduated: 1998, J.D. 2001

Howard Chang majored in Classics and English at the University and went on to the University of Virginia School of Law. After three years as an analyst at a global management consulting program he returned to Latin. He has taught Park View High School and Sterling Middle School, and since 2006 at Flint Hill School, where he is currently Dean of Professional Development and Coordinator of Faculty Hiring. An Associate Member of the Virginia State Bar, he enjoys film, food, and travel.

Kevin Clouther

Kevin Clouther

Year Graduated: 2001

Kevin Clouther is the author of We Were Flying to Chicago: Stories. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has worked on the staffs of The Iowa Review and Meridian and seved as Fiction Editor of The Virginia Literary Review. He lives with his wife and two children in New York, where he is Associate Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University

Jessica Junker

Jessica Junker

Year Graduated: 2013

Jessica Junker teaches Latin at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. She previously taught at St. Catherine's School in Richmond, where she expanded the Latin program from 9 to 36 students in just three years. She also coaches boys and girls cross country teams. Being a part of the Classics Department at the University of Virignia significantly shaped her teaching philosophy. She encourages her students to think critically and creatively, and not to lose their sense of humor. The first Latin quote students learn in her classroom is humanum errare est, or "It is human to make a mistake."

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Kristina Killgrove

Year Graduated: 1999

Kristina Killgrove majored in Latin and Classical Archaeology at the University and is currently Assistant Professor at the University of West Florida, where she teaches courses in biological anthropology. Her research specialty is Roman bioarchaeology -- the analysis of human bones from the Roman Empire to learn more about migration, diet, and health. She is also passionate about outreach in anthropology and classics, writing about the Greco-Roman world and about ancient bones for both Forbes and Mental Floss.

Andrew Lear

Andrew Lear

Year Graduated: 1997

Andrew Lear earned his M.A. in the department in 1997 and then my Ph.D. at UCLA in 2004. After teaching Classics at Pomona College and NYU and publishing a book with Routledge, he founded two tour companies. Oscar Wilde Tours [LINK: www.oscarwildetours.com] specializes in useum tours in the US and high-end multi-day tours in Europe and is the first company to organize tours focusing on gay history and LGBTQ themes in art. Shady Ladies Tours [LINK: www.shadyladiestours.com] focuses on the courtesans and mistresses whose portraits line the walls of the world's museums. Dr. Lear is also developing a gay history TV series for the BBC with author/actor Stephen Fry.

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Richard McClintock

Year Graduated: 1966, M.A. 1967

After staying on an extra year at the university to complete an M.A., Richard McClintock earned a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina. A one-year replacement job at Hampden-Sydney College accidentally led to a thirty-seven year career as the director of the College's publications office. His fifteen minutes of classical fame (including an interview on NPR's "All THings Considered") came as a result of his discovery that the printer's dummy text know as "Lorem ipsum" derives from the Loeb edition of Cicero's De Finibus. Now retired, he keeps busy designing and producing build-it-yourself kits of historic buildings [LINK: www.Historic-Models.com], with all proceeds benefiting the sites themselves.

Suzanne Pratt

Suzanne Pratt

Year Graduated: 1986

Suzanne Pratt worked in publishing for many years in New York City, before pursuing her M.S.W. degree at New York University. Upon graduation, she worked at St. Luke's Roosevelt Medical Center. After moving to Utah, she continued to work in a variety of medical and clinical settings. She opened her own private practice as a counselor in 2002, with a focus on guiding couples towards happier relationships.

Anton Smith

Anton Smith

Year Graduated: 1999

Anton Smith is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where he teaches coursees in African American literature and first year writing. His current book projecct, In the Pursuit of Faith: Profiles in African American Literature, Religion and Spirituality, 1935-1965, examines how religiosity is negotiated, constructed, and contested through various symbolic resources including soul food, the blues, and nature.

Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Year Graduated: 2010

Peter Smith is an Associate and member of the investment team at EIG Global Energy Partners. Prior to joining EIG in May 2015, Mr. Smith was an Analyst in the Global Natural Resources Group at Goldman Sachs. While at Goldman Sachs, he worked on M&A and capital markets transactions for clients in the upstream and OFS sectors. Mr. Smith graduated from The University of Virginia with a Bachelors in Classics and Economics and from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University with a Masters of Management Studies. In his free time, Mr. Smith enjoys traveling, following current events, and playing squash.

Diane Svarlien

Diane Svarlien

Year Graduated: 1983

Diane Arnson Svarlien earned a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Texas at Austin, and now lives in Lexington, Kentucky. She has published three volumes of verse translations of the plays of Euripides with Hackett Publishing: Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus (2007), Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan Women (2012), and Ion, Helen, Orestes (2016). Her Euripides translations are widely performed, and she has translated Aristophanes' Frogs, in collaboration with Mike Lippman and Amy R. Cohen, for the October 2016 Randolph College Greek Play. Her verse translations of Sappho, Semonides, Theocritus, Catullus, Horace, Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid have appeared in various journals and anthologies. She is the Poetry Editor for translations and original Latin and Greek verse for the journal Classical Outlook.
 

Voinov Vitaly

Vitaly Voinov

Year Graduated: 1996

After double majoring in Classics and Linguistics, Vitaly Voinov studied Linguistics and Biblical Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. From 1998 to 2011 he worked with the Institute for Bible Translation in Russia as an exegetical editor in the Tuvan and Gagauz Bible translation projects, living on-site in south Siberia and south Moldova. After receiving a Ph.D. in linguisitics from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013, he returned with his family to Russia and the Institute for Bible Translation, where he is now the director. His scholarly publications include a book on politeness devices in the Tuvan language and a co-editied collection of articles on Bible translation and minority languages.