Vice Dean for Graduate Education, and Centers and Programs
Matthew Roller is a professor in the Department of Classics, where his research and teaching focus on ancient Roman history and culture, and Latin language and literature. He earned his bachelor’s degree in classics at Stanford University in 1988 and his doctoral degree in classics at the University of California at Berkeley in 1994. He joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins as an assistant professor that same year, and has spent his entire career at the university. He served for seven years as chair of the Classics Department, and assumed a leadership role in recent strategic planning and accreditation processes in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. In 2014 he received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service.
Professor Roller is the author of two books and numerous papers, chapters, and articles addressing various topics in Roman history, literature, philosophy, and art; he is currently completing a book on examples and exemplarity in the ancient Roman world. His research has been supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin, and the Mellon Foundation. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals, academic presses, and collaborative projects.