Faculty & Staff

Jacqueline Dibiasie Sammons

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Archeology and Classical Languages
B.A., Washington and Lee University, M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas


Jacqueline DiBiasie Sammons received her B.A. in Classics from Washington and Lee University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Texas at Austin.  Her research focuses on the spatial context of ancient Roman graffiti in Pompeii, Italy.  She uses spatial configuration theories and an analysis of the content of the graffiti to understand and differentiate the use of space within domestic and commercial buildings.

A Roman archaeologist, Professor DiBiasie’s other scholarly interests include domestic architecture, digital humanities, and ancient horsemanship.  Her current projects include applying computational photography to record ancient graffiti and studying the spatial context of graffiti located in places of hospitality.  She also serves as the Field Director of the Herculaneum Graffiti Project.  She moved to Sewanee in 2015 with her husband, Clayton, and horse, Chunky.