Traci Ardren (Ph.D., Anthropology, Yale University) is the editor of Ancient Maya Women and the author of a number of articles on the ancient history of Florida and the Maya world including a recent chapter entitled, "Ancient Maya Religious Practices: Evidence from Excavation, Epigraphy, and Art." She arrived at the University of Miami in 2001 after a fourth season excavating a Classic Maya trade center in Yucatan. In addition to New World prehistory, she is interested in gender, art, architecture, and other forms of symbolic representation.


Dexter E. Callender (Ph.D., Near Eastern Languages, Harvard University) has studied the Hebrew Bible, ancient Near Eastern history and literature, and myth and myth theory. He is the author of Adam in Myth and History: Ancient Israelite Perspectives on the Primal Human (Harvard Semitic Museum/Eisenbrauns, 2000) and the recipient of the 2000 Provost's Excellence in Teaching Award, and he was the 2001 Panhellenic Association "Professor of the Year."


Simon J. Evnine (Ph.D., Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles) is the author of Donald Davidson (1991 Stanford University Press and Cambridge: Polity Press). He has taught at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, where he was Assistant Professor since 1996. He has studied at King's College, Bedford College and University College, all of London University. He specializes in Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Logic. In particular, his current work concerns the relations between principles governing rational belief and various theses about the nature of the mind. He has also published on Locke, Hume, Freud and Davidson.  


William Scott Green (Ph.D., Brown University) is a historian of religion with interests in ancient Judaism, biblical studies, and the theory of religion. He edited the Journal of the American Academy of Religion for a decade andalso is Associate Editor of the HarperCollins Dictionary of Religion (HarperSanFrancisco, 1995), Editor of The Dictionary of Judaism in the Biblical Period (MacMillan, 1996), and Co-Editor of The Encyclopedia of Judaism (E.J. Brill, 2005). He has written widely on ancient Judaism, the study of religion, and higher education, and he has served as educational director for archeological excavations at multiple sites in Israel and Italy.


David F. Graf (Ph.D., History, University of Michigan ) is an historian of the Greco-Roman world, specializing in the history and archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean, where he has been involved in excavations in Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. He is the author of Rome and Its Arabian Frontier from the Nabataeans to the Saracens (1997) and more than 50 articles on the classical Mediterranean world. He directs the Saudi Arabian initiative and serves on the Committee on Archaeological Policy for the American Schools of Oriental Research. This past summer he was the Sterling Dow fellow at the Center for Epigraphic and Paleographic Research at Ohio State University preparing several hundred new Greek funerary inscriptions for publication, and later directed excavations in the civic center of the ancient capital of the Nabataeans at Petra in Jordan.


Aristides James Millas (M.A.U.D., Architecture in Urban Design, Harvard University ) is Associate Professor in design with a focus on Historic Preservation and community development issues. He is the co-author and editor of Old Miami Beach , A Case Study in Historic Preservation, July 1976-July 1980 and Coral Gables Miami Riviera: An Architectural Guide.


Frank Palmieri (Ph.D., Columbia University) has published on comparative literary studies of the 18th and 19th centuries; satire in narrative and graphic forms; conjectural history and the history of social thought; animal studies; and the novels of Thomas Pynchon. In addition to being comparative (primarily involving British, French, German, and American), his work is interdisciplinary—calling on the critical methods of history, visual studies, and philosophy.


Nicholas N. Patricios (Ph.D., Architecture & City Planning, University College London) is the author of two books, Kefallinia and Ithaki: A Historical and Architectural Odyssey and Building Marvelous Miami, and the editor of a third book. He was a former visiting professor at both the University of Michigan and UCLA. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study Venetian and British influences on Kefallinian architecture and urban structure and was co-leader of an Earthwatch expedition to Easter Island. His interest is in the interaction of ideological, economic, social, and technological forces with the architecture and urban fabric of different cultures.  


Mihoko Suzuki (Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Yale University) is Professor of English and the author of Metamorphoses of Helen: Authority, Difference, and the Epic (Cornell UP, 1989, 1993), which received an award from Classical and Modern Literature: A Quarterly , and Subordinate Subjects: Gender, the Political Nation, and Literary Form in England, 1588-1688 (Ashgate, 2003)She has also published "The Dismemberment of Hippolytus: Humanist Imitation, Shakespearean Translation," on Shakespeare's use of Seneca's Hippolytus in Titus Andronicus and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Chair of the Modern Language Association's Classical and Modern Studies executive committee, she is an invited contributor to The Classical Tradition(Harvard University Press, 2007), edited by Anthony Grafton, Glenn Most, and Salvatore Settis. Her current project, titled Antigone's Example, explores early modern women's political writings in the context of civil war.


Maria Galli Stampino (Ph.D., Stanford University), is a scholar of early modern Italian and Western European literatures, whose areas of specialization are performance and poetry. She is the author of Staging the Pastoral: Tasso's Aminta and the Emergence of Modern Western Theater (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 2005) and the co-editor, with Julie D. Campbell, of In Dialogue with the Other Voice in the Sixteenth-Century Italy: Literary and Social Contexts for Women's Writing (Iter/Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2011) and, with Anne J. Cruz, of Early Modern Habsburg Women: Transnational Contexts, Cultural Conflicts, Dynastic Continuities (Ashgate, 2013), as well as translator and editor of Lucrezia Marinella's Enrico, or Byzantium Conquered. Heroic Poem (University of Chicago press, 2009)/ L'Enrico, ovvero Bisantio acquisato (Mucchi, 2011). She enjoys involving students in research, in and out of the classroom, and is an enthusiastic proponent of education abroad.