About John McK. Camp II

John McKesson Camp II is Director of the Athenian Agora Excavations at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Classics at Randolph-Macon College. He holds an A.B. in Classics from Harvard University (1968) and an M.A. (1972) and Ph.D. (1977) in Classical Archaeology from Princeton University. Dr. Camp is regarded as the foremost expert on the topography of Athens and Attica. His long association with the American School's Athenian Agora excavations dates back to 1966 when he joined the staff as an excavator. He became an Agora Fellow in 1972, Assistant Director in 1973, Resident Director in 1987, and has served as Director since 1994. He was also the School's Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies from 1985 to 1996. Dr. Camp has published and lectured widely, and he has received many awards and honors for his work, including the Aristeia Award for Distinguished Alumni/ae of the American School.