Three colleagues promoted to tenure

July 16, 2012


Frank Bezner, Nikolaos Papazarkadas, and Kim Shelton have all been promoted to Associate Professor as of July 2012.

Frank Bezner is an expert in medieval and Renaissance Latin and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Comparative Literature. He received his PhD from the University of Tuebingen in 2000, was a postdoctoral fellow at the Warburg Institute, London, from 2000 to 2002, and taught at Cologne and Tuebingen before he joined the Berkeley faculty in January 2009. He is also a mainstay of the Medieval Studies Program.

Nikolaos Papazarkadas earned a DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2004 and is a specialist in Greek history and Greek epigraphy. He is Director of the Sara B. Aleshire Center for the Study of Greek Epigraphy and continues Berkeley's long tradition of leadership in Greek epigraphic studies. He taught at Oxford, Trinity College, Dublin, and Royal Holloway College, London, before coming here in 2007.

Kim Shelton arrived in Berkeley as the first Director of the Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology in 2005. After a period as Adjunct Assistant Professor, she was appointed to a ladder position as Assistant Professor in 2008. She holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and worked at excavations in and around Mycenae for several years before returning to the US for a teaching post at the University of Texas in Austin. She has introduced a highly successful archaeological summer school (often with two sessions, one at Mycenae and the other at Nemea) and is currently directing a new series of summer excavations at Nemea.