Director:

William E. Klingshirn 
Ph.D., Stanford University
Margaret H. Gardiner Professor of Greek and Latin
Late antique history, Roman religion, Christianization, divination

Professor Emeritus of Early Christian Studies:

Philip Rousseau
D.Phil., Oxford University
Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor (2001-2019)
Late Roman and early medieval religion, with emphasis on Christian asceticism

Executive Committee:

The Center's policies are developed and implemented by an Executive Committee, which includes (in addition to the Director and Mellon Professor) the following (thus covering the remaining sectors of the university with which the Center interacts):

Lilla Kopár
Ph.D., University of Szeged, Hungary
Director, Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies (
ex officio); Associate Professor, Department of English
Medieval literature and sculpture

Ian Boxall
D. Phil. Oxford University
Associate Professor of New Testament
Book of Revelation, Gospel of Matthew, Reception history of the New Testament

Aaron M. Butts
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Associate Professor, Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
Aramaic (including Syriac) and Classical Ethiopic, Christian Arabic

Jennifer Davis
Ph.D., Harvard University
Associate Professor, Department of History; Associate Director, Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies
Early medieval history

Sarah Brown Ferrario
Ph.D., Princeton University
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Greek and Latin
Fifth and fourth centuries BC Greek history and literature

Nora M. Heimann
Ph.D., City University of New York
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art
European and American modern and contemporary art history

Janet Timbie
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures
Coptic language and literature

Kevin White
Ph.D., University of Ottawa
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Medieval Philosophy, Aquinas, Philosophy of Human Nature

Robin Darling Young
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Associate Professor of Church History, School of Theology and Religious Studies
History of Early Christianity, Patristic Theology, Eastern Christianity (Greek, Syriac, Armenian), Monasticism

Faculty Advisory Board:

The Center's policies are further enhanced with the help of a Faculty Advisory Board, which includes all those who teach and pursue research in the early Christian or related fields, or whose wider responsibilities bring them into frequent contact with the Center's activities:

Monica Blanchard
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Curator, Semitics/ICOR Libraries
Languages and literatures of the Christian Near East, orientalist librarianship

Thomas Clemmons
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Assistant Professor of Church History
Latin Patristics, Augustine, Late Antiquity, Medieval Reception of Augustine

Rev. Sidney H. Griffith, S.T.
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Professor Emeritus, Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
Syriac, Christian Arabic

Andrew D. Gross
Ph.D., New York University
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literature
Rabbinic Studies

Rev. John Paul Heil
S.S.D., Pontifical Biblical Institute
Ordinary Professor of New Testament
New Testament

Katherine L. Jansen
Ph.D., Princeton University
Ordinary Professor, Department of History
Medieval Italy, medieval women and gender, religious and cultural history

William P. Loewe
Ph.D., Marquette University
Ordinary Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology
Systematic and Fundamental Theology, especially Christology and Soteriology

Frank A. C. Mantello
Ph.D., University of Toronto
Professor Emeritus, Department of Greek and Latin
Latin Patristics, Latin paleography, textual criticism

William J. McCarthy
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Associate Professor, Department of Greek and Latin
Greek and Latin Patristics

Rev. Mark Morozowich, S.E.O.D.
Doctorate in Eastern Christian Studies, Pontifical Oriental Institute
Dean, School of Theology and Religious Studies
Liturgy

John F. Petruccione
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Associate Professor, Department of Greek and Latin
Greek and Latin Patristics, early Christian poetry and hagiography

Rev. Dominic Serra
S.L.D., Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Sant'Anselmo, Rome
Associate Professor, Area Director of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology, School of Theology and Religious Studies
Sacraments of Christian Initiation

Caroline Sherman
Ph.D., Princeton University
Associate Professor, Department of History
Early modern French and intellectual history

Matthias Vorwerk
Ph.D., University of Münster
Associate Dean, School of Philosophy
Ancient Philosophy, Plato, Plotinus, Neoplatonism

Susan Wessel
Ph.D., Columbia University
Professor of Church History and Historical Theology
Area Director of Church History, School of Theology and Religious Studies
Greek and Latin Patristics