I did my undergraduate work in Classics and Archaeology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. I then went to The Ohio State University where I completed my Ph.D. in Classics. My dissertation examined the Neronian poet Lucan’s relationship to Stoic philosophy and politics.
Over the years I have worked on a number of aspects of the ancient world. I have written on Hebrew narrative in the Bible, Greek Tragedy, Roman Epic, and Ancient Philosophy. For the last 15 years, I have been working on archaeological projects in Western Crete and central Italy. Currently, I am co-director of a project that is excavating several sites just outside of Orvieto, Italy. Theses sites range from a pyramidal hypogeum deep underneath Orvieto to an Etrusco-Roman site 12 kilometers away as well as a medieval church. You can explore some of them at digumbria.com.
I am in the midst of preparing the 150 or so Etruscan inscriptions that we have excavated in the hypogeum for publication.
"Indagini archeologiche presso la Fontana di Coriglia" in G.M. Della Fina, E. Pellegrini, Da Orvieto a Bolsena
Percorsi nella Storia un Territorio tra Etruschi e Romani (Pisa 2013) 82-87 .pdf
"Etruscan Arms and Warfare" in Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The World of the Etruscans (Rutledge 2013) 542-550 .pdf