Liane Houghtalin, Professor of Classics, holds a Ph.D. (1993) and an M.A. in classical archaeology from Bryn Mawr College and an A.B. in classical archaeology and Latin from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Houghtalin has worked on archaeological excavations in Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Tunisia; and she has published excavation coins from sites in Italy, Tunisia, and Greece.
Dr. Houghtalin has given numerous presentations dealing with classical archaeology and numismatics, both at national professional conferences and to statewide and community organizations, and she has recently published an article "Material Culture and the Greek and Latin Classroom,” in the journal Teaching Classical Languages. She has a special interest in the influence of the classical world on later periods, and this has led her to a current project investigating the medieval Persian view of Alexander the Great.
Dr. Houghtalin also has made contributions to many books, including to Bir Ftouha: A Pilgrimage Church Complex at Carthage and to The Bridge of the Untiring Sea: The Corinthian Isthmus from Prehistory to Late Antiquity. Dr. Houghtalin is a member of several professional organizations including the American Numismatic Society, the Archaeological Institute of America, the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, and the Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Society). She is currently the president of the Classical Association of Virginia.