Alumni

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UCLA Ph.D.s in Classics and related fields since 1989

Melissa Schons Bishop (1998), Instructor of Latin, Winter Park High School, Winter Park, Florida

Robin Bond
(1999), Instructor, Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Washington State University

Laurel Bowman (1994), Associate Professor, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria

Brendan Burke (Archaeology 1998), Associate Professor, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria, British Columbia

Robert Cape, Jr. (1991), Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Classical and Modern Languages,
Austin College

Fabrizio Cavoto (Indo-European Studies 2004), Malmö, Sweden

Kathryn Chew
(1994), Associate Professor of Classics, Department of World Comparative Literature & Classics,
California State University, Long Beach

Cynthia Colburn (Art History 2003), Assistant Professor, Art History and Humanities, Seaver College,
Pepperdine University

Mary Depew (1989), Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Iowa

Basil Dufallo (1999), Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Seán Easton (2003), Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Gustavus Adolphus College

Christopher Eckerman (2007), Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, University of Oregon, Eugene

Darel Engen (History 1996), Associate Professor, Department of History, California State University, San Marcos

Gordon Fain (2005), Professor, Department of Physiological Science, UCLA

Jonathan Fenno (1995), Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Mississippi

Anthony Forte, S.J. (1991), Lecturer, Pontificio Istituto Biblico, Rome

Thomas Frazel (1998), Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies, Tulane University

Lorenzo Garcia (2007), Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, University of New Mexico

Owen Goslin (2006), Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Mary Hart (Art History 1992), Associate Curator of Antiquities at the Getty Villa of the J. Paul Getty Museum

Maura K. Heyn (Art History 1998), Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies,
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Louise Hitchcock (Archaeology 2002), Senior Lecturer, School of Historical Studies, Centre for Classics & Archaeology, University of Melbourne, Australia

Chris Johanson (2008), Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, UCLA

Lillian Joyce (Art History 1997), Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History,
University of Alabama at Huntsville

John Kearns (1992), Assistant Dean for Academic Administration and General Education,
Associate Professor of History and Humanities, Hawaii Pacific University

Shanna Kennedy-Quigley (Art History 2008), Lecturer, Department of Art History, UCLA and
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

Julie Laskaris
(1999), Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies, University of Richmond

Andrew Lear (2004), Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Pomona College

Nancy Llewellyn (2005), Assistant Professor, Wyoming Catholic College

Michael Lovano (History 1996), Assistant Professor of History, Director of the Program of Classical Studies,
St. Norbert College

Karen Manchester (Art History 1991), Curator, Ancient Art, The Art Institute of Chicago

Charles McNelis (1999), Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Georgetown University

Angelo Mercado (Indo-European Studies 2006), Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Colgate University

Jason Moralee (History 2002), Associate Professor, Department of History, Illinois Wesleyan University

Geoffrey Nathan (History 1995), Lecturer, School of History, University of New South Wales, Australia

Kanehiro Nishimura (Indo-European Studies 2007) Post-Doctoral Scholar, Department of Classics,
Kyoto University, Japan

Natalie Operstein (Indo-European Studies 2007) Visiting Assistant Professor, Program in Linguistics,
Universidad de Sonora, Mexico

Victor Ortiz (1993), Associate Director of Academic Technology, Marlborough School, Los Angeles

Steve Reece (1990), Associate Professor, Department of Classics, St. Olaf College

Rebecca Resinski (1998), Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, Hendrix College

Nick Rockwell (History 2008), Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Denver

Frank Russell (1994), Associate Professor, Department of History, Transylvania University

Catherine Schlegel
(1994), Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Notre Dame

Emma Scioli (2005), Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, University of Kansas

Ann Steinsapir (Art History 1998), Museum Educator at the Getty Villa of the J. Paul Getty Museum

Charles Stocking (2009), Lecturer, Department of Classics, UCLA

Damien Stocking (Comparative Literature 2004), Assistant Professor, Department of English
and Comparative Literary Studies, Occidental College

Sarolta Takács (History 1992), Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Rutgers University

Christine Thompson (2007), Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Archaeology, and Classics,
University of Akron

Aurelijus Vijūnas (Indo-European Studies 2006), Assistant Professor, Department of English,
National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Tara Silvestri Welch
(1999), Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Kansas

Karol Wight (Art History 1991), Curator of Antiquities at the Getty Villa of the J. Paul Getty Museum

Christopher Wilhelm (Indo-European Studies 2001), Chair, Foreign Languages Department,
Mayfield Senior School, Pasadena, California

 

 

UCLA BAs with majors or minors in Classical Civilization, Greek, Latin, and Greek & Latin

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Demetrius Papadakis (Classical Civilization major, Global Studies minor, 2013) is living in Berlin, Germany where he is about to begin work as an English teacher while continuing to learn German. 

Ann-Rachel Hagan (Classical Civilization major, 2013) is one of the members of the first ever Oraacl Direct Class of 2013 intensive 10 week training program to prepare for successful jobs within sales and marketing at Oracle in Redwood Shores, CA.

Seraphina Tarrant (Classical Civilization major, 2010) works for Google as a Display Ad Management Specialist for the Platform team. This team is halfway between Product Management and Engineering, so it's part tech and part business and social skills.

Lara Kuyumjian (Classical Civilization major, Cum Laude, 2010) will soon begin studying at Loyola Law School (Class of 2014).

Gloria Choi (Classical Civilization major, 2010) will begin studying Law at UCLA in the fall of 2012.

Emily Beugelmans (Classical Civilization major, 2010) is attending the University of Pennsylvania's Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classical Studies.

Mara Kutter (Classical Civilization and History major, 2010) is attending the University of Pennsylvania's Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classical Studies. In January 2011, she delivered a paper on the Pesistratid Tyranny at the American Philological Association's Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, as part of a Eta Sigma Phi sponsored panel entitled "The Next Generation: Papers by Undergraduate Classics Students."

Tim Smith (Greek and Latin major, 2010) is pursuing a PhD in Classics at Johns Hopkins University.

Christina Rose Galvan (History Major, Classics and Applied Developmental Psychology Minors, 2010) is working at an Adult Day Health Care Center and applying to graduate school.

Jason Oliver (Classical Civilization major, 2009) will soon be starting Osteopathic Medical School at Touro University, California (Class of 2015). He feels that his Classics background, which came up at all his interviews, was a strong factor in his applications.

Joey Khodari (Classical Civilization major, 2009) is studying Veterinary Medicine at Penn.

Ben Treger (Greek and Latin major, 2009) is studying Law at Stanford.

Young Park (Greek and Latin major, 2009) is studying at Yale Divinity School.

Grant Burgdorf (Classical Civilization major, 2009) is working with Sports Medicine at UCLA and planning a career in dentistry.

Thomas King (Classical Civilization and History Double Major, 2009) is currently at Georgetown University Law Center.

Michael Treadway (Greek major, 2009) is currently tutoring at his former high school's AVID program, and is soon to begin substitute teaching. He is also teaching guitar and plans to go traveling when he has saved some money.

Amanda Weldy (English and Italian major with special field in Classical Civilization, 2009) is currently Provost's Fellow in USC's English PhD program, specializing in Classical transmission in the 18th century Neoclassical period.

Nadia Keyser (Classical Civilization minor, Spanish major, 2009) is currently pursuing a Masters in Education and Multiple Subject Credentials at Cal State Los Angeles.

Elizabeth Crofton-Sleigh (Greek and Latin major, 2008) is in her 3rd year in the PhD program in Classics at the University of Washington. She received an MA in Classics in 2009 from the University of Washington with a thesis on magic, ritual and the word ter in Vergil's Aeneid. She is also interested in the fields of architecture and public space in the ancient world and plans to begin writing her dissertation in 2011-2012.

Veronica Peters (Classical Civilization major, 2008) is currently working as a product tester for digital camcorders in Cisco, San Jose.

Renata Skaletzky (Classical Civilization major, 2008) is a Research Assistant at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Los Angeles.

Caroline Cheung (Classical Civilization and Biochemistry major 2007) will begin her PhD in Ancient History and Mediterranean at the University of California, Berkeley in the fall. While she studied Greek, Latin, and German in the post-baccalaureate certificate program in Classics through UCLA Extension, she also enrolled in conservation science courses through the UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in Conservation of Ethnographic and Archaeological Materials. In 2011, she completed her MA in Classical Archaeology at Florida State University. Her thesis was a quantitative study of the consumption of marble for imperial portraiture in the Roman Empire during the late first century BCE to third century CE.

Miriam Snoyman (Greek and Latin major, 2007) currently lives in Israel. She is married with two children: Eliezer (2 1/2 yrs) and Gavriella (2 mths). She works with her husband developing open- source software.

Elke Nash (Classical Civilization major 2007) is currently pursuing her PhD in Classics at the University of Southern California. She completed the post-baccalaureate certificate program in Classics through UCLA Extension and also worked as an assistant in the Director's Office at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2007 and 2008.

Jonathan Boustani (Classical Civilization major, 2007) graduated from Columbia Law School in 2010. He is currently working for a law firm in Irvine and considering further graduate work in a Classics related field.

Erik Latshaw (History major, English minor, 2004, Postbaccalaureate in Classics 2006) is an independent, non-commissioned researcher and Certified Sommelier living in Los Angeles.

Moon Kim (Greek and Latin major, 2005) is currently pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science at UCLA.

Nathan Pollock (Classical Civilization and Economics double major, Summa Cum Laude, Departmental Highest Honors for Senior Thesis, 2005) is the founder, and owner/operator of The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, a gourmet grilled cheese restaurant in San Francisco. He was a management consultant for almost 4 years UCLA, where he worked on strategic business initiatives with a variety of companies. However, his love of food, architecture, and being in front of people in customer-oriented role lead me to team up with a business partner, write a business plan for The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, and they will be opening their doors for business in May 2010. They've spent over a year, planning the menu; publicizing the restaurant, and designing and building the restaurant space and are very excited to start serving their customers!

Kyle Erickson (Greek and Latin and History double major, 2005) is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David. He completed his PhD in March 2010 at the University of Exeter, UK, with a thesis entitled "The Early Seleucids, their Gods and their Coins." http://www.trinitysaintdavid.ac.uk/en/schoolofclassics/staff/kyleerickson/

Eleni Hioureas (American Literature major, Classics and Political Science Minors, Magna Cum Laude, College and Departmental Honors, 2001) earned her MA in Modern Literature from the University of York, England in 2003.  Now, she is an English professor at Santa Monica College, where she focuses primarily on teaching composition courses.  Last summer, she led a study abroad program to Greece and taught ancient and modern Greek literature in translation for that program.

Melinda Borjon Heinlein (Classical Civilization & History double major, 1993) works for Apple in the Worldwide Developer Relations group.  She received a MBA from Babson College in 2003.  At Apple, she leads the team of people responsible for helping developers build the best mobile apps in the Education, Children's, Books, and Medical market segments.

Kevin Daly (Greek and Latin major, 1991) received his PhD in Classics from Harvard University and is currently Assistant Professor of Classics at Bucknell University. http://www.bucknell.edu/x42920.xml