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Chairs for Three Classical Studies Professors in SAS
March 13, 2007, Volume 53, No. 25

Davidson Kennedy Associate Professor

Jeremy McInerney

Dr. Jeremy McInerney, associate professor of classical studies, has been named the Davidson Kennedy Associate Professor. Dr. McInerney specializes in topography, epigraphy and historiography. He has excavated in Israel, at Corinth and on Crete. He serves on the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. Dr. McInerney is the author of The Folds of Parnassos: Land and Ethnicity in Ancient Phokis and has published articles in a variety of academic journals. His outstanding teaching has earned him the top teaching awards of the School of Arts and Sciences—the Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2000 and the University—the Lindback Award in 2002. He received his Ph.D. in ancient history and Mediterranean archaeology from the University of California at Berkeley.

The Davidson Kennedy Professorship in the College was established in 1994 through the bequest of the late Josephine Rankin Kennedy and is named in memory of her husband. The chair supports a distinguished faculty member who displays excellence in teaching, innovation in curriculum development, service to students and first-rate scholarship.

James Pritchard Professor of Archaeology

Brian Rose

Dr. C. Brian Rose has been named the James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology. Dr. Rose, the Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, is a leading figure in the field of Mediterranean archaeology and president of the Archaeological Institute of America. He came to Penn last fall from the University of Cincinnati. His specific areas of interest include the archaeology of Anatolia and the Roman provinces and Greek and Roman numismatics and sculpture. Dr. Rose also serves as vice president of the American Research Institute in Turkey and as a trustee of the American Academy in Rome. He has received numerous grants and awards for his research including fellowships from the American Academy in Berlin, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.

This chair was endowed anonymously and named for the late James B. Pritchard, a scholar of extraordinary accomplishments in archaeological research and literary scholarship. Dr. Pritchard, G ’42, was a professor of religious thought at Penn and held many positions within the Penn Museum before his retirement in 1978.


Rose Family Endowed Term Professor

Ralph Rosen

Dr. Ralph Rosen, professor of classical studies, has been named the Rose Family Endowed Term Professor. Dr. Rosen studies archaic and classical Greek poetry, especially comic and satirical genres, as well as Greco-Roman intellectual history. He has recently completed a new book, Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire (Oxford University Press, 2007). Dr. Rosen has received distinctions and awards including the W.K. Kellogg Project to Link Intellectual Resources to the Community Grant, the Summer Grant from the Center for Community Partnerships and the NEH Summer Grant for the Greek Comic Poets translation project. He was honored with the School of Arts and Sciences’ Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2002. He received his Ph.D. in classical philology from Harvard University.

The Rose Family Endowed Term Chair was established by Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Rose in 1991. Both Gary D. Rose, C ’76, and Karen Bress Rose, CW ’67, GED ’68, have a long history of volunteer service and philanthropy to Penn. Mr. Rose is the chief of the Office of Economic Growth in the Office of the Governor of the State of New Jersey. He is currently a member of the SAS Board of Overseers and was formerly a limited partner at Goldman Sachs & Company in New York.




Almanac - March 13, 2007, Volume 53, No. 25