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Katrina Dickson


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2002: Ph.D. in Ancient art concentrating in Roman art from Emory University, Atlanta,
Georgia. Minor area of study Egyptian art. Dissertation: Agrippina Minor: Optima Mater or Femina Atrox. Advisor: Dr. Eric R. Varner.
 1996: M.A. in Ancient art from Emory University. Thesis: Herodes Atticus and Hadrian:
The Motives and Politics of Patronage. Advisors: Dr. Bonna D. Wescoat and
Dr. Eric R. Varner (degree requirements completed in 1994).
1994: American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) Summer Program.
1993: Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity Program (TATTO).  
1993: American Academy in Rome (AAR) Summer Archaeology Program.
1991: K-12 certified in Latin, state of Florida. Completed a state approved alternate
teacher preparation program including a year long modified beginning teacher
program for professional certification in Latin.
1989: Graduate Education courses at Stetson University for Latin certification.
1989: A.B. in Classical Studies from Duke University

Honors and Awards:
2007: Phi Beta Kappa honoree for inspiring teaching.
2005 and 2006: Classics 101: The Hero and Anti-Hero in Classical Epic and Art (and
related themes in the American Cowboy Film) with Katrina Dickson and
Christine Perkell listed as “Best of the GER’s” in the Emory Orientation
2001: Travel award to attend the conference: "Marble in the Roman World," University
of  Colorado, Boulder organized by Dr. Diane Conlin.
1999: Emory University Art History Department Representative at the annual, honorary
"Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art (MASHA)," for graduate students. Accompanied by dissertation advisor, Dr. Eric R. Varner.
1998: Archaeological Institute of America Graduate Student Travel Award.
1998: Graduate Fellowship in Art History at Emory University.
1998: Travel/study grant, Emory University, for final dissertation research abroad.
1997: Lemmermann Foundation Fellow, Rome, Italy, 3/1-7/1.
1996–1997: Dean’s Teaching Fellow, Emory University.
1996: Travel/study grant, Emory University, for dissertation research in Italy.
1994: Travel/study grant, Emory University, for ASCSA Summer Session.
1993: Tuition fellowship, AAR, Summer Archaeology Program.
1993: Travel/study grant, Emory University for AAR Summer Archaeology Program.
1991-1995: Graduate fellowship in Art History at Emory University.

Teaching Appointments Held:
2007-2010: Lecturer, Department of Classics, Emory University
2009–2010: Fall–Latin 101 and Classics 222/Art History 222: Survey of Roman Art and
Architecture (Roman Art); Spring (scheduled)–Latin 102 and Classics 101: The
Hero and Anti-Hero in Classical Epic and Art (and related themes in the American Cowboy Film), with Dr. Christine Perkell (Classical Epic).
2008–2009: Fall–Latin 101 and Classics 101: Classical Mythology (Myth); Spring–Latin
102 and Classics 104: Ancient Cities and Urban Culture (Ancient Cities).
2008: Summer–Latin 110: Intensive Latin.
2007–2008: Fall–Latin 101 and Classics 104 (Ancient Cities); Spring–Latin 102
and Classics 329SWR: Virtuous Virgins or Vicious Vixens: Constructing the
Feminine in Antiquity.

2001-2007: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Emory University
2007: Summer–Classics 102 (Myth).
2006–2007: Fall–Latin 101 and Classics 104 (Ancient Cities); Spring–Latin 102 and
Classics 101 (Epic) with Dr. Christine Perkell.
2005–2006: Fall–Latin 101 and Classics 104 (Ancient Cities); Spring–Latin 102 and
Classics 102 (Myth).
2004–2005: Fall–Latin 101 and Classics 102 (Myth); Spring–Classics 222/Art History
222 (Roman Art) and Classics 101 (Epic) with Dr. Christine Perkell.
2003–2004: Fall–Latin 101; Spring–Classics 104 (Ancient Cities).
2002: Fall–Latin 101.
2001: Spring–Classics 104 (Ancient Cities)

 1998–2000: Visiting Lecturer, Department of the History of Art, Yale University.
            1999–2000: Fall–Created Art History 249a: Gods, Heroes, Monsters: Art and Myth in the
Ancient World, a survey covering the civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Etruria, and
Rome; created Art History 426a: Seminar, Roman Portraits in Art and Literature;
supervised two Senior Project Directed Readings for Classical Civilization Majors
(Nicholas Cipolla and Merrill Dobson); Spring–Art History/Archaeology 252b: Survey of Roman Art and Architecture (Roman Art); Art History 425b: Seminar, Women and Power in Antiquity (Women and Power); supervised a directed reading (Richard Grossmann) and two senior essays, one for Classical Civilization (Merrill Dobson) and one jointly for History of Art and Classical Civilization (Nicholas Cipolla).
1998–1999: Fall–Art History/Archaeology 252b (Roman Art); created Art History 424a:
Seminar, Death and Burial in the Ancient World; supervised a Senior Project
Directed Reading for a Classical Civilization Major (Rachel Meyers); Spring–Art History 242b: Survey of Greek Art, Cities and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece; created Art History 425b (Women and Power); supervised the Senior Project of a Classical Civilization Major (Rachel Meyers).

August 1989–June 1991, Deltona High School in Deltona, Florida.
Latin I, II, and III, Language Arts, and Public Speaking.

Other Teaching Experience:
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia:
2002 and 2003: Lecturer, Greek Art and Architecture, Art History 101.
2001: Lecturer, Roman Art and Architecture, Art History 101.
1996–1997: Emory University Dean’s Teaching Fellow. Developed and taught Art
History/Classics 329G: Death and Burial in the Ancient World; Dean’s Teaching
Fellow Teaching Assistant (three sections), Art History 101.
1995–1996: Fall–Teaching Assistant (three sections), Art History 101; Spring–Teaching
Associate for Dr. Bonna Wescoat, Art History 221: Greek Art and Architecture.
1994 and 1995: Discussion facilitator for TATTO: discriminatory harassment in the
1994: Teaching Assistant, Art History 102.
1993: Teaching Assistant, Art History 101.
1992: Teaching Assistant (three sections), Classics 101 (Myth) Dr. Peter Bing and
Dr. Laura Gadbery.

Supervision of Teaching Assistants:
2009-2010: Fall–Classics/Art History 222, Alex Miller (Art History Department);
Spring–Classics 101 (Epic), Janelle Peters (Graduate Division of Religion).
2008: Fall­–Classics 102 (Myth), Janelle Peters, Andrew Scott Pyle (French Department), and Devin White (Candler School of Theology).
2007: Spring–Classics 101 (Epic), Janelle Peters.
2006: Spring–Classics 102 (Myth), Melissa Johnston Barrett (Graduate Division of
Religion) and Benjamin Bayer (recent Classics graduate).
2004-2005: Fall–Classics 102 (Myth), Melissa Johnston Barrett and Phillip M. Sherman
(Graduate Division of Religion); Spring–Classics 101 (Epic) Melissa Johnston
1999: Fall (Yale University)–Shelley Hart (Department of the History of Art).

The Alliance for Lifelong Learning (AllLearn), Oxford, Stanford, and Yale Universities.
2002- 2004: eClavdia: Women in Ancient Rome, eight week online course (five times) and one-week, online "mini-course" (twice). Course professor and Designer,
Diana E. E. Kleiner, then Deputy Provost for the Arts, Yale University.
Spring 2003: Instructional Consultant for the Alliance for Lifelong Learning.
Fall 2002: Lead Term Instructor. Duties included developing a web-based online tutorial for, helping run the web-based orientation of, and supervising the teaching of more than forty instructors and four Lead Instructors (formerly titled Moderator
Mentors as below) located in the United Kingdom and United States and assisting
the Director of Instruction for the Alliance with instructional policies and
evaluation procedures.
Spring 2002: Moderator Mentor. Supervised and assisted ten new course instructors in their online teaching.

University Service, Emory University:
General Service:
2010 (scheduled): Pre-Health Composite Letter Writer.
2009:  Pre-Health Composite Letter Writer (5 students).
2009–present: Advisor, Office for Undergraduate Health Sciences Mentoring
2008–present:  Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Classics.           
FAME Advisor.
Faculty Advisor, Honor Council of Emory College.
2008:   Task Force on Pre-Health Sciences Advising at Emory College.
Designer, with Julie Green of the Michael C. Carlos Museum (MCCM), a new
training seminar for using the MCCM collections to support new standards from the Georgia Department of Education for elementary classes.
2007–2008:  Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising, Department of Classics.

Honors Committees Served Upon:
  2009–2010: Chair, Jessica Compton, Department of Classics, title to-be-determined.
Spring 2009: Lauren Paynter, Department of Art History, Black Market Antiquities and
the Impact of Their Return to Their Source Countries Upon Museum Policy.
Spring 2009: Allison Pennock, Department of Psychology, Emotional Self-Regulation in
Infants Born to Depressed Mothers.
Spring 2009: Andrew Wesley Pickard, Department of English, The Occult as Narrative
and Thematic Device in James Joyce’s Ulysses.
Spring 2009: Mary Rachel Taylor, Department of Philosophy, The Mythology of the
           Meme: Tracing the Body and Soul in Philosophical and Theological Mythmaking.
Spring 2007: John Hartung, Department of Chemistry, An approach to the synthesis of Strychnos alkaloids.
Spring 2006: Susan Weisbrod, Department of Art History, Egyptian imagery in the late
republic and early empire.

Related Professional Experience/Service:
2000–2003: Secretary/Treasurer of the Atlanta Society of the Archaeological Institute of
America (AIA).
1998–2000: Participant in weekly Greco-Roman Lunch colloquium, Yale University.
1998: Secretary of the Atlanta Society of the AIA.
1994: Translator, the “Circumcision” and “Adoration” sections of the Evangelicae
historiae imagines of Hieronymus Natalis (Jerome Nadal) for Dr. Walter Melion.
1993: Graduate research assistant for Dr. Walter Melion, Associate Professor of Art
History, Emory University. Translated small sections of the Evangelicae historiae
imagines of Natalis.
1992–1993: Curator of  "The Camera and Antiquity, nineteenth-century photographs of
Athens, Pompeii, and Rome (August-October 1993)," at the MCCM.
1992–1993: Student Assistant, Slide Library, Art History Department, Emory University.
1992–1993: Graduate research assistant for Dr. Dorinda Evans, Associate Professor of Art History, Emory University.
1992: Student Assistant and then Interim secretary for Dr. Maxwell L. Anderson,
Director, MCCM.



Field Experience:
           July-August 1993:Excavated at Cosa (modern Ansedonia, Italy), Director: Dr. Elizabeth Fentriss. Excavated one half of a Roman atrium-style house. Duties included digging, barrowing, troweling, planning, taking levels, excavation of fallen wall plaster with fresco painting, and supervision of small finds for the 10m x 14m trench.


Catalogue entries: an intaglio of the Emperor Nero (25) and a recarved portrait of a Flavian lady (57). E. Varner, ed., From Caligula to Constantine: Tyranny and Transformation in Roman Portraiture. Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum, 2000.
Entries on Agrippina Minor, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Nero, Octavian/Augustus, Seneca, Tiberius, and Trajan in A. Traver, ed., The Ancient World 800 B.C.- 500 A.D. An Interdisciplinary Biographical Dictionary. Greenwood Press, 2002.


Manuscripts in Development:
  Agrippina Minor: Representations in Art and Literature. Currently in consultations
(Fall/Winter 2006) with Cambridge University Press and Brill.

Lectures Delivered:
2008: “Daily Life in Ancient Greece,” MCCM teacher training seminar and Docent
  2001: “Optima Mater: Agrippina Minor as the Source of Nero’s Power,” Graduate
Student Art History Symposium, Art History Department, Emory University.
2000: “Image and Identity in Ancient Rome: Power, Persuasion, and Propaganda,” six lectures comprising Series XXVII of the Patricia Prescott May Academic
Lectures at the Field Club of Greenwich, Connecticut.
2000: “Agrippina Minor as a Case Study of Imperial Portrait Typology,” Graeco-Roman Lunch Lecture Series, Yale University.
2000: “What have the Romans ever done for us anyway? Roman concrete and the
Development of Interior Space,” for Art History 120b, History and Theory of Architecture, Professor Christy Anderson, Yale University.
1998 and 1999: “Agrippina Minor as the Auctrix of Nero’s Imperium,” 1998,
Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting; May 1999, Middle Atlantic
Symposium in the History of Art, The National Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1998: “The “Erotic” Arts of Pompeii,” For Amici d’Italia, Atlanta.
1994: “Visual Representations of Gods and Heroes in Ancient Greece,” Emory
1994: “Techniques of Egyptian Mummification.” MCCM.
1994: “Reading and Interpretation of  Greek Erotic Love Poetry,”  MCCM.
1994: “Women in the Ancient World,” Stetson University.
1993: “Roman Holiday: 19th-Century Photographs of the Eternal City,” MCCM.
1992: “The Roman Cinerary Urn of Gaius Pompeius Ireneus,” MCCM.


Poster Sessions:
2003: “Digital Profiling: New Methods for the Study of Roman Portraits,” XVI AIAC
(Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica) International Congress of
Classical Archaeology, “Common Ground: Archaeology, Art, Science, and Humanities.”

Professional Affiliations:
            Archaeological Institute of America
            Classical Association of the Midwest and South
            College Art Association

Dr. Diana E. E. Kleiner, Dunham Professor of Classics & History of Art, Yale University
Dr. Louise Pratt, Chair and Associate Professor of Classics, Emory University.
Dr. R. Gay Robins, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History, Emory University.
Dr. Niall Slater, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Latin and Greek, Emory University.
Dr. Eric R. Varner, Associate Professor of Art History and Classics, Emory University

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