Both professors have years of experience studying, researching, teaching, and writing about the ancient world:
- Dr. Killgrove came to UWF Anthropology in 2012 with a background in classical archaeology (BA – University of Virginia; MA – University of North Carolina) in addition to expertise in human anatomy. Her passion lies in figuring out what the skeletal remains of the ancient Romans can tell us about their lives, which led her to get a PhD in anthropology at the University of North Carolina. Her previous research involved two cemetery sites in Imperial-era Rome (and allowed her to live and work in Rome for a year), and her current research takes her to the city of Gabii, 12 km east of Rome, which was abandoned and turned into a cemetery in the Imperial period. Dr. Killgrove will be teaching modules on Roman archaeology, architecture, and literature both on site and in Italy.
- Dr. Champagne has taught at UWF since 2008 in the Department of History. She teaches courses on European history before the modern era. While her own research centers on 12th-century Rome, she has taught a class on ancient Roman history, Rome and the Mediterranean World, for several semesters, and it has been wildly popular each time! Dr. Champagne favors bringing history into the classroom through material evidence and teaching on site whenever possible. In March 2014, she and Dr. Killgrove collaborated with students in the Roman history class to produce A Day in Ancient Rome, with presentations and interactive exhibits all day, including authentic ancient Roman food. Since teaching on site in Paris in 2003, Dr. Champagne has planned to eventually bring students abroad again; in summer 2015, she and Dr. Killgrove will officially inaugurate the UWF in Rome program. Dr. Champagne will be teaching modules on Roman history, literature, and art both on site and in Italy.
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