I enjoy teaching a range of topics from the Classical and Late Antique world, in particular craftsmanship, creation, destruction and alteration of Classical art and archaeology. In addition, I teach a range of topics from tactility in Greek vases and Roman glassware, to the role of movable objects created and in existence in textual form (such as the Shield of Achilles or the Trojan Horse), to process and the reception of ancient materials.
When I teach, my principal aim is to introduce majors and non-majors alike to art and archaeology. I seek to accomplish this by focusing on art forms from the ancient world which are typically absent from art colleges (such as hot glass, ivory carving, book binding, etc.) and by highlighting thematic continuities with the world today.
To this end, I have begun incorporating community engagement projects and technology, such as 3D printing, in lower level undergraduate courses and digital collaborations in advanced undergraduate courses. For recent examples, see my Teaching pages.