Associate Professor of Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Humanities
Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies Department
Division of Literature and Languages
Tom earned a BA in History and a BA in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies from Penn State University in 2006, and a PhD in 2013 from the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA) at the University of Michigan. Before coming to Reed in 2015, he taught at Kalamazoo College and Valparaiso University. His teaching and research interests center on archaeology and history of the Eastern Mediterranean, in particular Egypt and Cyprus during the Hellenistic period (323-30 BCE). Tom’s research, which has been supported by the National Science Foundation and a Fulbright award, focuses on the archaeology of death and burial and the archaeology of imperialism, with a particular interest in cross-cultural interaction and its effect on material culture. He is a field archaeologist, with excavation experience in Israel, Poland, Egypt, and Cyprus. He is currently co-director of the Pyla-Kousopetria Archaeological Project’s (PKAP) excavations at the site of Vigla, Cyprus. The project includes an archaeological field school, which Reed students have participated in since 2018.
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