People

Faculty

Ombretta Frau, Chair and Professor of Classics and Italian, Chair of Theatre Arts Steering Committee
413-538-2581
207 Ciruti Center
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W 2:00-4:00pm or by appointment
Associate Professor of Classics
413-538-2872
138 Porter
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T 2:30-3:30pm; Th 9:00am-10:00am or by appointment
Professor of Classics, on leave Spring 2016

In addition to teaching Greek and Latin language and literature at all levels, Paula Debnar offers a variety of courses on the ancient Mediterranean taught in English, including "Gods and Mortals: Myth in Ancient Art and Literature," "Athenian Democracy," and writing intensive first-year seminars on the ancient Greek world, such as "Homer's Iliad: A Big Fat Ancient Greek War?" and "Socratic Questions."

413-538-2873
140 Porter Hall
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By appointment only

Mark Landon

Visiting Lecturer
413-538-3544
139 Porter
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M,W,F 8:30-9:45am; T 9:30am-1:30pm; F 11:00am-12:00pm
Lecturer in Classics and Italian

Erica Moretti is currently finishing a book project on Maria Montessori’s writing about parental authority for children affected by catastrophes. Moretti’s work analyzes three moments in Italian history when Montessori decided to intervene in the education of children impoverished by catastrophe: the cataclysmic events of the Messina-Reggio earthquake, World War One, and World War Two.

413-538-2727
126 Ciruti Center
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Th 11:15-1:15pm or by appointment
Professor of Classics, Dean of Studies, Director of First-Year Seminar Program

Geoffrey Sumi teaches Greek and Latin at all levels, while his interest in the political and social history of the ancient world is reflected in the courses he teaches in translation: The Roman Empire; Sport, Society, and Politics in the Roman World; and From Hoplites to Legions: Warfare in the Greek and Roman World.

413-538-2277
137 Porter Hall
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T 8:30-10:00am; W,F 10:00-11:00am or by appointment

Staff

Kristin McMillan, Senior Administrative Assistant, Asian Studies

Kristin McMillan

Academic Department Coordinator

Kristin is the Department Coordinator for the Asian Studies Program, Department of Classics and Italian, and the Medieval Studies Program. She is also the owner of McMillan Communications, a freelance writing and creative services business. Kristin hails from Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with a BS and MA in History and Public Administration. As an Iowan, Kristin knows nice, and she is proud to create a cheerful and compassionate environment for students, faculty, and staff.

413-538-2885
112 Ciruti Center
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M-Th 7:30am-3:00pm; F 8:00am-12:00pm