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Department ofClassics and Ancient
Mediterranean Studies

Featured Graduates

Featured Graduates
Featured Graduate

Grace Blaha selected student marshal in CAMS

Congratulations to Grace Blaha, our spring 2024 Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies student marshal in Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts!

Grace is the daughter of Martha and John Blaha of Los Altos, California. A Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Scholar, she is graduating with bachelor of arts degrees in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Labor and Human Resources, a bachelor of science degree in Anthropology, and a minor in Jewish Studies. 


Thad Olson promoted

CAMS’s own Thad Olson has been promoted to Associate Teaching Professor of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies. Prof. Olson is known to students and faculty for his broad array of courses in the CAMS department (e.g., Greek & Roman Civilization, Classical Mythology, Ancient Warfare, Latin language, and more) and for leading the CAMS Rome summer study abroad program several times. Pictured here is the Jan 25 reception at the Hintz Family Alumni Center recognizing recently-promoted teaching faculty. Congratulations, Thad!


CAMS Department welcomes new colleagues

The CAMS Department is excited to have welcomed two new Assistant Teaching Professors this semester: Dr. Ziting (Rebecca) Wang is an Egyptologist and Dr. Michael Stahl is an expert in the Hebrew Bible. Check out their department profiles to learn more about their research and teaching. Welcome to Penn State, Drs. Wang and Stahl!