B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder; M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder;
M.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Amy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with her Ph.D. in Ancient
History. Her forthcoming manuscript, entitled Gods, Landscape, and Community in Mid-Republican Colonization, focuses on the cults of the Latin and Roman colonies founded in Italy between 338
and 177 BCE.
She has two Master’s Degrees: one in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania
and the second in Classics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where her thesis
topic pertained to the survival of militaristic religious rituals throughout the Roman
Republic. She received the 2008-09 Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship for study at
the American Academy in Rome, although her love of Rome began during her studies at
the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in 1998. Amy also spent a year in
Greece in 2005-06 as the Wheeler Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies
in Athens. All of these trips abroad contributed to her study of Mediterranean religious,
military, and colonial history, especially the melding of communities through organization
of the sacred landscape.
Amy’s true love is teaching. She has taught a variety of subjects including Greek,
Roman, and Hellenistic History, Ancient Historiography, Ancient Religions, Roman Topography,
Roman Art and Architecture, and Latin at all undergraduate levels. In May 2010, Amy
also led students to Rome, Pompeii, and Paestum in the course "The Ancient Roman City."