Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Elizabeth Bartman (Ph.D., Columbia University) was trained as a classicist at Brown University (B.A.) and received her graduate degrees (M.A. and Ph.D.) in art and archaeology from Columbia. Having taught at various institutions including Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Columbia, Dr. Bartman works today as an independent scholar specializing in Greek and Roman art and archaeology. She has published several books and numerous articles on her area of special interest, Roman sculpture. Her work has been supported by major grants from the Getty, the Metropolitan Museum, the NEH, as well as other organizations. She has excavated at Carthage with the University of Michigan and the Athenian Agora with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Elected President of the AIA in 2011, she has served the Institute in various roles for nearly three decades. She has lectured for the AIA since 1996 on a variety of topics and in 2002 held the AIA's prestigious Joukowsky lectureship. She is a Rome Prize Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (London).