THOMAS L. PRICE received his BA from Harvard College and his M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He spent over 20 years as a U.S. diplomat, last posted in Islamabad, Pakistan, and responsible for making contact with warring factions in Afghanistan. He also spent three years as Coordinator of Economic and Environmental Activities for OSCE in Vienna, focusing on Central Asia, southeastern Europe, and the Caucasus. Mr. Price won the Humanities Seminars Superior Teaching Award in both 2006 and 2010.
Meet Our Professors
Irene Bald Romano is Professor of Art History and Anthropology at the University of Arizona. She received her Ph.D. in classical archaeology from Penn and has participated in archaeological excavations throughout the Mediterranean. For more than 30 years she has been a museum professional, most recently at the Arizona State Museum. She is the author or coauthor of five books and numerous articles especially focused on Greek and Roman sculpture.
JAY ROSENBLATT is Associate Professor of Music History at the University of Arizona, where he has taught since 1995. He has led five Humanities Seminars, covering the operas of Verdi and Wagner, the life and works of Franz Liszt, and most recently, a course on Mozart with colleagues from the School of Music. His scholarly research focuses on music of the 19th century, in particular, the life and works of Liszt.
HERBERT SCHNEIDAU, Professor Emeritus, was educated at Dartmouth and Princeton. He has taught the Bible as literature for more than forty years and is the author of numerous books and articles about the Bible and its place in Western and English literature, narrative discourse, and translated literature.
Charles Scruggs is Professor of American literature at the University of Arizona. In addition to writing on African-American literature and film, he coauthored a recent book on Hemingway’s influence on African-American writers. He is now writing an article on Claude McKay’s Home to Harlem as a novel about World War I whose focus is not “over there” but “over here.”
BRIAN SILVERSTEIN is Associate Professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, where he heads the new Arizona Center for Turkish Studies. He is the author of Islam and Modernity in Turkey (2011) and many journal articles. His current research is on Turkey’s European Union integration reforms, particularly the politics of statistics.