Our Faculty

Charles Frederick Bartlett

Visiting Asst. Professor


Charles Bartlett received his Ph.D. in Ancient History from Harvard University, and subsequently taught at Duke University and at Harvard before joining the University of Miami in 2021. His research focuses on ancient law, the ancient economy, and ancient empires; he is most interested in the afterlives of these traditions and phenomena in later...

Samantha Lynn Blankenship

Visiting Asst. Professor


(804) 920-1329
Sam Blankenship studies Greek antiquity as situated in broader Mediterranean and ancient Near Eastern worlds. Her research engages primarily with ancient historiography, and especially historiographical texts (such as Achaemenid Persian royal inscriptions) written before the time of the "first" historians, Hecataeus and Herodotus. Her...

Jennifer L Ferriss-Hill

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and College Diversity


(305) 284-4036
Jennifer Ferriss-Hill received her A.B. in Classics summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University (2002) and her Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard University (2008). She joined the University of Miami in 2009 as an Assistant Professor of Classics, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2015,...

Allannah Kristin Karas

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-9834

John T. Kirby



(305) 284-6326

John Paul Russo

Chair of Classics Department


(786) 200-0803

Wilson H Shearin

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-5404
Wilson Shearin joined the University of Miami faculty from Stanford in 2010. His research focuses above all on the intersection of philosophy and literature in antiquity, particularly in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Favorite ancient authors include Empedocles, Plato, Lucretius, Persius, and Seneca, but his work ranges also into reception,...

Han Tran

Senior Lecturer


(305) 284-6326
Han Tran received her Ph.D. in Classics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2006. She taught at UC Berkeley, The Ohio State University, and the University of Oregon before joining the faculty at the University of Miami. Her research interests center on the language of iconography, the reception of classical myth in the art of all...