Review of Walker/Higgs Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to MythBMCR 2001.07.25.
Review of Knapp/Vaugn, Finis Rei Publicae: an Intermediate Latin Text BMCR 2000.02.15.
Text and Textile: an Introduction to Wool-Working for Readers of Greek and Latin (DVD: distributed by the Department of Classics, Rutgers University 2004).
"Rewriting Power: Zenobia, Aurelian, and the Historia Augusta." American Philological Association Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. January 9, 2010.
"Cleopatra for Girls: Nineteenth Century Biographies and the Female Ideal" Classical Association of the Atlantic States. Princeton, NJ 10/8/2008.
"Mater Patriae: Cleopatra and Roman Ideas of Motherhood." American Philological Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. 1/7/07.
"Science and Geography in Hellenistic Alexandria." The American Classical League 58th Annual Institute, Albuquerque, NM, 7/25/05.
"The Marriage in the Cave: Coniugium or Conubium?" Classical Association of the Atlantic States, 10/13/00.
"The Cleopatra Cocktail." American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, 12/29/99.
"Sleeping with the Fishes: Rivers and the Dead." Ways of Death in the Ancient World, University of Washington, 10/24/98.
"Saving Water: Early Floods in the Forum" Between Magic and Religion, Harvard University, 11/7/98.
"Tarpeia and the Flood." Religions, University of Reading, 7/8/98.
"Certamen Hesiodi et Empedoclis: Generic Models in Didactic Poetry." Genre and Innovation in the Classical World, Yale University, 11/5/94.
"Images of Cleopatra on Canvas, Stage, and Screen." Fairfield University. 11/10/10.
"From Plutarch to Shakespeare to Liz Taylor: Images of Cleopatra on Canvas, Stage, and Screen." What Becomes a Legend Most? (Antony and Cleopatra Symposium sponsored by The New York City Opera). Columbia University. 1/10/09.
"Cleopatra and Caesar" Stockton College, 11/8/08.
"The Problem of Motherhood: Cleopatra and the Ideal Roman Woman." Keynote Address, Texas Classical Association, Austin, TX, 11/3/07.
"Dido and Cleopatra: Invention and Reception." Department of Classics Colloquium, University of Texas, Austin, 11/2/07.
"Cleopatra and Roman Ideas of Motherhood." Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (via videoconference), 12/15/06.
"The Problem of Motherhood: Cleopatra and the Roman Materfamilias." Classics Colloquium, Bryn Mawr College, 9/29/06.
"Text and Textile: Literature, Philosophy, and the Technology of Greek and Roman Wool-Working." Bryn Mawr College Classics Colloquium, 4/23/04.
"Cleopatra and Representations of Female Power." Wellesley College, 3/18/04.
"Trends in the Reception of Cleopatra." Stockton College, 1/24/04.
"The Tiber, Time and Memory in Aeneid 8." Wellesley College, 4/14/03.
"The Cleopatra Cocktail." Stockton College, 2/15/03.
"Mycenae: History, Archaeology and Legend." Harvard Alumni Association "Gods and Heroes" cruise 6/24/02.
"Spinning Dyeing and Weaving: Texts and Textile Production in the Ancient World." Rutgers University, 11/16/01.
"Cleopatra: Images of Female Power." (with Julia Gaisser) Symposium on Visual Culture, Bryn Mawr College, 3/21/01.
"The Cleopatra Cocktail." Bryn Mawr Classics Colloquium, 3/17/00.
Montclair State University, Assistant Professor, 2004-2008; Associate Professor 2009-
Taught undergraduate courses in Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Latin (Literature of the Golden Age, Literature of the Republic); Beginning Greek; General Humanities I - to 1400; Honors Seminar: Great Books and Ideas; and Classical Civilization (Cleopatra, Augustan Rome, Roman Civilization, Africa in Classical Antiquity); English Vocabulary: Greek and Latin Roots; Bruce Springsteen: the Man and the Music
Rutgers University, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2001-2004
Taught undergraduate courses in Intermediate Latin (Cicero), Advanced Latin (Silver Latin, Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Latin Elegy), and Classical Civilization (Roman Civilization, Cleopatra, Augustan Rome). Taught a graduate seminar in Latin (Vergil).
Bryn Mawr College, Visiting Assistant Professor, 1999-2001
Taught undergraduate courses in Beginning Latin, Intermediate Latin (Catullus and Cicero), Advanced Latin (Silver Latin, Vergil's Aeneid), Beginning Greek, Intermediate Greek (Herodotus), Advanced Greek (Greek Tragedy), and Classical Civilization (Cleopatra: Images of Female Power, Geography and Ethnography). Taught graduate seminars in Latin (Landscape in Roman Literature, The Augustan Age).
Harvard University, Teaching Fellow, 1995-1999
Taught undergraduate courses in Beginning Latin, Intermediate Latin (Cicero and Livy), Advanced Latin (Roman Epistles), Beginning Greek (Intensive), Intermediate Greek (Aristophanes' Clouds, Euripides' Bacchae), and Classical Civilization (section leader for The Concept of the Hero in Greek Civilization, section leader for The Rome of Augustus, head teaching fellow and section leader for The Images of Alexander the Great).
Harvard University, Graduate Writing Fellow, 1995
Participated in a program run by the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Developed techniques for teaching and evaluating undergraduate writing.
For production of Text and Textile: Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington DC, Spring 2004 (with Susan Edmunds)
Curriculum Development Grant: Bryn Mawr College, Summer 2000
Editorial Board Member: The Classical Outlook. January 2010-
Committee member: Cultural Diversity Subcommittee of the National Committee for Latin and Greek. American Classical League. January 2009-2010.
Textbook reviewer for Yale University Press. June 2008.
Editorial Board Member: Roman Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches (Lexington Books). August 2006-
Editorial Board Member: The Bryn Mawr Classical Review. May 2006-
Panel organizer "Approaches to Vergil's Dido" CAAS, Fall 2000.
Articles Refereed for The Classical Outlook,The Classical Journal, and The American Journal of Ancient History.