Faculty and Staff

Sturt Manning
Professor and Director 

sm456@cornell.edu
academia.edu page
Blog

Classics
• Aegean and east Mediterranean prehistory
• Classical archaeology
• Development of complex societies
• Climate change
• Archaeological science
Adam T. Smith
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies 

ats73@cornell.edu
Blog

Anthropology
• Complex Societies, State Formation, and Politics
• Space and Landscape
• Representation and Aesthetics
• Bronze and Iron Ages of the South Caucasus, Southwest Asia and central Eurasia
Caitlín Barrett
Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies 

ceb329@cornell.edu
academia.edu page

Classics
• Greco-Roman Egypt
• Hellenistic Eastern Mediterranean
• Archaeology of religion
• Ethnicity and identity in antiquity
• Cultural, religious, and trade connections between Egypt and the Mediterranean world
Christopher Monroe
Senior Lecturer and 
Assistant Director 

cmonroe@cornell.edu
academia.edu page

 Near Eastern Studies
• Archaeology of the Bronze Age Near East and Eastern Mediterranean
• Assyriology and Egyptology
• the Phoenicians
• Trade and intercultural relations
• Nautical/maritime archaeology
Faculty  
Annetta Alexandridis
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies 

aa376@cornell.edu

History of Art
• Iconography of Greek Myth
• Humans and animals
• Roman sculpture
• Archaeology and its media
Benjamin Anderson
Assistant Professor 

bwa32@cornell.edu

History of Art
• Late Antique and Byzantine art and architecture
• Archaeology and architectural history of medieval Anatolia
Sherene Baugher
Professor 

sbb8@cornell.edu

Landscape Architecture
• Historical and urban archaeology
• Class, status and ethnicity
• Historic preservation
• Landscape archaeology North America
Ananda Cohen Suarez
Assistant Professor 

aic42@cornell.edu

History of Art
• Andean Anthropology and Archaeology
• Pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America
• Visual and material culture
• Archaeologies of colonialism
• Race, ethnicity, and indigeneity
Magnus Fiskesjö
Associate Professor 

nf42@cornell.edu
academia.edu page

Anthropology
• Asian anthropology and archaeology
• States, borders, and ethnic relations
• Global cultural heritage issues
• Museum studies
Frederic W. Gleach
Senior Lecturer 

fwg1@cornell.edu

Anthropology
• North America (particularly Algonquians and NWC), The Caribbean
• Identity and Representation
• Colonialism (exchange and warfare)
• Museum and material culture
• History of archaeology and anthropology
Kathryn L. Gleason
Associate Professor 

klg16@cornell.edu

Landscape Architecture
• Landscape and garden archaeology
• Design and conservation of archaeological
sites: Roman and Near Eastern
John S. Henderson
Professor 

jsh6@cornell.edu
Blog

Anthropology
• Archaeology of complex societies
• Writing systems
• Settlement patterns
• Ceramic analysis
• Mesoamerica and Andes
Kurt Jordan
Associate Professor 

kj21@cornell.edu

AnthropologyAmerican Indian Program
• Historical archaeology of indigenous peoples
• Political economy
• North America (particularly Iroquois)
Lori Khatchadourian
Assistant Professor 

lk323@cornell.edu

Near Eastern Studies
• Archaeology of empire
• Social archaeology
• Eurasia and the South Caucasus
• Achaemenid Persian Empire
Lauren Monroe
Associate Professor 

lm283@cornell.edu

Near Eastern Studies
• Hebrew bible studies
• Syro-Palestinian archaeology
• Ancient Israelite religious and social history
Verity Platt
Associate Professor 

vjp33@cornell.edu

ClassicsHistory of Art
• Greek and Roman art history
• The visual and material culture of religion
• Relationships between image and text
• Historiography of Classical art and archaeology
Eric Rebillard
Professor 

er97@cornell.edu

ClassicsHistory
• Late Antiquity and Early Christianity
• Archaeology of Religion
• Roman funerary archaeology
Nerissa Russell
Professor 

nr29@cornell.edu
academia.edu page

Anthropology
• Neolithic
• Zooarchaeology and bone tools
• Gender
• Human-animal relations
• European and Near Eastern
Barry Strauss - Orvieto - Oct 2012Barry Strauss
Professor
 

bss4@cornell.edu
Personal Web Site

History, Classics
•military history, esp. Greece and Rome
•rowing, ancient and modern
•war and peace in antiquity
Thomas P. Volman
Associate Professor 

tpv1@cornell.edu

Anthropology
• Stone Age archaeology
• Paleoanthropology
• Old World, especially southern Africa
Post-doctoral associates
UtharaUthara Suvrathan 

starting Fall 2014

  • archaeology of South Asia
  • complex societies, state formation
  • religion
  • intermediate elite groups
  • regional capitals
  • text and archaeology
  • landscape 
 Michelle Machicek 

michelle.machicek@ cornell.edu

• Archaeology of Central Asia and mobile pastoralism
• Physical anthropology, human skeletal analysis
• Isotope analysis, diet, health and mobility
• Human-environment interactions
Staff 
Donna Duncan
Graduate Field Assistant
261 McGraw Hall
(607) 255-6768
dsd6@cornell.edu
Margaret Rolfe
Undergraduate Coordinator
(607) 255-5137
mr37@cornell.edu