John Baker, Chair
BA, Department of Art, California State University, Long Beach. 1989.
MA, History of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington. 1993.
Ph.D., History of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington. 2006.
Dissertation: From Hieron and Oikos: A Study of Bronze Statuettes from Hellenistic and Imperial Greece.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Assistant Professor. 2008–present.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Adjunct Professor. 2004–2008.
De Anza College, Instructor. 2004.
Excavator, Palatine East Excavation, Rome (Director: Eric Hostetter, University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign). 1994 .
Data Entry, Metals Cabinet, Athenian Agora Excavations (Director: John Camp II). 2002.
Awards and Honors
Faculty Grant for Development, West Chester University. 2010.
Solow Summer Research Fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. 2007.
National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute participant Models of Ancient Rome, UCLA. 2006.
American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Eugene Vanderpool Fellowship. 2001–2002.
Indiana University, Department of Anthropology, Schrader Summer Research Grant. 2001.
Archaeological Institute of America, Anna C. and Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship. 2000–2001.
Observations on the Casting, Mounting and Display of Archaic Greek Bronze Statuettes, in the Proceedings of the XVIIth International Congress of Ancient Bronzes, Izmir, Turkey. Forthcoming 2012.
The Religious and Decorative Uses of Terracottas in Houses at Olynthus, in E.
Lafli/A. Muller (eds.), Figurines de terre cuite en Méditerranee orientale grecque et romaine. Production et Diffusion, Iconographie et Fonction.Colloque international, 2-6 juin 2007 / Izmir, Turquie. Forthcoming 2011.
Bronze Statuettes of a Nude Female Goddess from Sidonian Graves: Aphrodite or Astarte? in the Proceedings of the 10th Symposium of Mediterranean Archaeology,
March 9-11, 2006. Başkent University, Ankara. Forthcoming 2011.
Contributor (catalog entries), A Peaceable Kingdom: Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Zurich: von Zabern, 2004.
A Bronze Statuette from the Athenian Agora: A Technical and Iconographical Examination, in I Bronzi Antichi: Produzione e Technologia. Atti del XV Congresso Internazionale sui Bronzi Antichi, organizzato dall’Università di Udine, sede di Gorizia Grado-Aquileia, 22–26 maggio 2001 (Monograph Instrumentum 21), A. Giumlia-Mair, ed. Montagnac, 2002, pp. 167–173.
Works in Progress
Greek Imperial Bronzes from the Athenian Agora, An article in process soon to be submitted to the journal Hesperia.
The Manufacture, Assemblage and Decoration of Greek Bronzes. An article-length study on bronze-making technologies of Classical, Hellenistic and Imperial bronzes.
Papers and Posters
Think Globally, Look Locally: Utilizing Regional Architecture in the Art History Survey.
Paper accepted at the Southeastern College Art Conference (forthcoming October 2011).
Messing with the Old Masters: A Portrait Project for Art History Survey Classes. Paper accepted to Southeastern College Art Conference (October 2011).
Observations on the Casting, Mounting and Display of Archaic Greek Bronze Statuettes. XVIIth International Congress of Ancient Bronzes, Izmir, Turkey (May 2011).
What’s Old is New Again: New Research on Greek and Roman Bronzes, WCU Research Day (April 2011).
The Decoration and Display of Bronze Statuettes in the Greek and Roman World, Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, San Antonio TX (January 2011).
Ancient History through Hollywood Eyes, Southeastern College Art Conference, Richmond VA (October 2010).
Votive and Secular, Plain and Fancy: the Decoration and Display of Bronze Statuettes in the Greek and Roman World. Southeastern College Art Conference, Richmond
VA (October 2010). Paper accepted.
Schliemann, Homer and the Legend of the Trojan War, West Chester University F.H.G. Library symposium Celebrating Homer, West Chester, PA (April 2010).
Strangers in a Strange Land: Roman Thematic Bronzes in Greece during the Imperial Period, Southeastern College Art Conference, Mobile, AL (October 2009).
The Religious and Decorative Uses of Terracottas in Houses at Olynthus, International Conference: Terracotta Figurines in the Greek and Roman Eastern Mediterranean,
Izmir, Turkey, June 2007 (June 2007).
Bronze and Terracotta Funerary Statuettes of Aphrodite Found in Sidon, Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology, Ankara, Turkey (March 2006).
Bronze Statuettes from Hellenistic Greek Domestic Contexts: Issues of Form and Function, AIA Annual Conference, Philadelphia (January 2002).
A Bronze Statuette of Eirene from the Athenian Agora, Fifteenth International Bronze Congress, University of Udine (May 2001).