Associate Professor of Roman Provincial Archaeology
Campus office: FA213, M/W 10 to 11:00 am
Areas of Expertise: Ancient Art and Archaeology
Michael Werner is an Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology. He has an Honors-Classical A.B. from Gonzaga University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University with a dissertation on the architecture of Diocletian’s Palace in Split. In addition to his academic and research pursuits, he has also served for 8 years as City Archaeologist for the City of Albany, one of the oldest cities in North America. His research, supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution, and publications have focused on the Balkan provinces of the Roman empire for the last 30 years. He has completed specialized programs in historic preservation from the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), Rome, Italy; the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Washington, D.C.; and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, Montpelier, Vermont. He teaches courses in ancient art and archaeology; his current research involves historic preservation and heritage tourism for ancient archaeological sites in the Republic of Serbia. This includes acting as scientific advisor for the Sirmium Imperial Palace Project in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia. His research in 2012 will be supported by a U.S. State Department Visiting Scholars Fulbright Grant for a project entitled: Presentation and Interpretation of the Roman Archaeological Sites on the Cultural Route of the Roman Emperors in Serbia.