B.A. Art History, Mary Washington College, 2003
M.A. Art History, University of Virginia, 2005
Ph.D. Art History, Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Virginia, 2012
Dan concentrated on Dutch Baroque Art and Cartography while an undergraduate at Mary Washington College (now the University of Mary Washington) and switched to Classical Art and Archaeology upon entering the University of Virginia. He has excavated in Morgantina, Sicily and at the Roman fort of Porolissum in Salăj, Romania. His primary research interests are geography and the Roman/Barbarian interaction along the frontier, focusing on sites in Romania and Bulgaria. Having written his Master's Thesis on the Stoic content of Trajanic Sculpture, he wrote his dissertation on the areas of operation and influence in the northwestern Dacian limes. He has presented his research in the United States, Germany, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania - part of which has been recently published in BAR-IS 2236 The Roman Empire and Beyond. He has also provided illustrations for numerous scholarly publications.
Dan is currently the University's institutional representative for the American Research Center in Sofia, Bulgaria (ARCS). He is currently working on a collaboration with ARCS and the University of Wroclaw, Poland.
Dan has taught Roman Art, Medieval Art and Art History Survey at the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Porolissum Forum Project, Romania
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