Foss, Pedar W., Ph.D.
Dean of Academic Life, Edwin L. Minar Professor of Classical Studies and Associate Professor of Classical Studies
Pedar W. Foss is Dean of Academic Life and Associate Professor of Classical Studies at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he has worked since 1999. As Dean, his duties include oversight of student advising, academic support, off-campus and service learning, and career services. As a teacher, he conducts courses in Latin, ancient history and literature, and art and archaeology. He received his B.A. in Chemistry and Classics from Gustavus Adolphus College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; he subsequently taught at the University of Cincinnati and at Stanford. His research concerns domestic life at Pompeii, landscape archaeology, and Geographic Information Systems. He has edited for the Journal of Roman Archaeology and was co-editor of the book reviews for the American Journal of Archaeology from 2008-2011. He has lived, studied, and worked for extended periods in Greece, Italy, Tunisia, Turkey, and England. He is a fanatical follower of football/futbol/soccer.