Shannon (Lafayette) Hogue (B.A. 2001)
After graduating from UNCG in 2001 with a B.A. in Classical Archaeology and Anthropology, I completed an M.A. in Classical Archaeology at Tufts University in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Aegean Prehistory at the University of Cincinnati in 2011. Currently, I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics and Modern Languages at Xavier University where I teach courses in ancient Greek, Latin, Greek history, and archaeology. I work closely with students majoring in Xavier’s Honors Bachelor of Arts (HAB) program, which includes a concentration in ancient Greek and Latin. In the fall of 2014 the junior and senior HABs and I undertook a production of Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound, complete with handcrafted masks. Since I was a student at UNCG I have had the opportunity to work on archaeological projects in Colonial Williamsburg, France, Cyprus, and Greece. In 2006 I attended the summer session of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and began research at the Palace of Nestor at Pylos. My research on the Palace of Nestor has significantly impacted our understanding of the building’s history by providing additional evidence of reuse after it was struck by a massive fire. In 2013 I joined the Kea Archaeological Research Survey, directed by Dr. Joanne Murphy, and have been thoroughly enjoying working in a new region of Greece as the study tour and field school manager, and a field team leader. When I’m not in the field or at school, I love living in Cincinnati with my husband, Doug, and our dogs. It’s a great place to cycle, walk, and enjoy all of the restaurants and bars.