Ph.D., Univ. of Pennsylvania (1989)
B.A., Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (1981)
Martha Risser, who joined the faculty of Trinity College in 1989, received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Associate Professor and Classics Department Chair, she teaches courses on ancient art, archaeology, Greek, Latin, and classical civilization. Her scholarly interests focus on Classical art and archaeology, especially Greek pottery. Professor Risser has participated in archaeological projects in Greece, Israel, Turkey, Italy and the United States. Author of CorinthVII,v. Corinthian Conventionalizing Pottery (American School of Classical Studies Publications, Princeton, 2001), she currently conducts research at the Corinthian – controlled sanctuary at the Isthmus. She also participates in the Akko Archaeology, Heritage and History Project, which includes a field school. Whenever possible, she takes Trinity students with her on her archaeological expeditions.