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Career Networking Event

Co-Sponsored by SCS and the Paideia Institute

Saturday January 5, 2019: 12-2PM

In response to the shifting job market for Classics PhDs, the Society for Classical Studies and the Paideia Institute will hold a Career Networking event at the annual AIA-SCS meeting. This event will allow for graduate students, contingent faculty, and others who are interested to meet with graduates of Classics MA / PhD programs whose primary career is not, or has not been, teaching and research at the college and university level.

Facilitated by John Paulas (Ph.D. Matters) and Jason Pedicone (Paideia Institute), this speed dating-like event will take place from 12:00pm - 2pm on Saturday, January 5th. Pre-registered attendees will check in at the door and will have fifteen minutes with each networker / group of networkers who will rotate around a series of roundtables for discussion with participants.

This event is free for registered attendees at the AIA/SCS 2019 Annual Meeting. You can register by filling out this form. The deadline is December 14th.

The biographies of a few of the networkers that will be in attendance are below. The list of networkers is not yet finalized, so we will be adding names and bios later this Fall.

Networker Biographies

Emily Beugelmans holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Classical Civilization from UCLA and a M.A. in Classics from Vanderbilt University. After spending two years as a doctoral student at the University of Chicago, Emily joined Ruby Press, a boutique public relations agency in Oakland, CA, where she earned clients placements in national publications like Vogue, Elle and InStyle. Emily returned to education in 2018 as an instructional designer at Cerego, a learning technology startup based in San Francisco, CA. She is currently a customer success manager at Cerego.

Adam D. Blistein received his Ph.D. in Classical Languages and Literatures from Yale in 1980. From then until his retirement he was an administrator in not-for-profit organizations that spanned all three of the traditional branches of academia: a research institute (now defunct) that supported multi-disciplinary work in the social sciences, a learned society of cancer researchers, and from 1999-2016 the SCS.

Chris Caterine earned a doctorate in Classics from the University of Virginia and taught at Tulane for three years before deciding to leave academia. He currently works as a Pursuit Manager at Deloitte, developing strategic messaging and writing proposals for high-value consulting contracts.

John Paul Christy is director of public programs at the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), where he helps maintain and enhance the Council’s peer-review processes and develops and implements new fellowship and grant programs, with special focus on initiatives that highlight the public dimensions of humanities scholarship. He also represents ACLS and its work to stakeholders in the academic and philanthropic communities and to the wider public. Before joining ACLS in 2012, Christy was a Presidential Management Fellow in Washington, DC, where his portfolio included projects related to US public diplomacy, Internet anti-censorship programs, and the public humanities. He received his PhD in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jacquelyn Clements is a Metadata Assistant at the Getty Research Institute in the Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance, where she is working to process and publish the German Sales II (1900-1929) catalogues project.

Jeff Cohen is a managing director, based in FSG’s Seattle office, and leads the firm’s Education and Youth practice. He has more than a decade of experience at FSG advising private and community foundations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and corporations on strategy, program design, and evaluation. At FSG, Jeff has led a variety of engagements encompassing strategic planning, education program strategy, evaluation, business planning, and program development. Prior to joining FSG, Jeff was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he served companies in the telecommunications industry as well as education organizations. Jeff holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he was an F.C. Austin Scholar, an M.A. in Classics from Yale University, and a B.A., magna cum laude, in Classics from Harvard University.

Patrick Tyler Haas, since graduating with a masters and bachelors in Classical Archaeology from University of Cincinnati and UC Santa Barbara respectively, has pursued a career in data and technology in the nonprofit sector. He has worked for educational organizations at the local and international level, and done pro-bono data science work for a number of other NGOs. Tyler currently works at Room to Read as a software developer and data analyst.

Kyle Johnson's formal education was in Classics (BA, Reed College; PhD, NYU), during which he wrote a dissertation on communicative networks in Caesar's Commentarii. He now works as a programmer and research scientist specializing in the field of natural language processing. Kyle is also the founder of the Classical Language Toolkit.

Raymond Kania is a communications associate and development coordinator for Stanford University's School of Humanities and Sciences. He studied classics at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago, where he earned his PhD in 2012. Ray held adjunct and postdoctoral teaching positions at The University of California, Berkeley; Stanford; and other institutions. He resides in Oakland, California.

Jeremy Ott is Classics and Germanic Studies Librarian at UC Berkeley, where he oversees library collections and services across the breadth of the Classical Greco-Roman world as well as Byzantine civilization, and on German-speaking countries and their Nordic neighbors. He received his PhD from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts in 2016, and during much of his graduate career worked in libraries and archives including NYU's Grey Fine Arts Library and IFA Aphrodisias Archive, the library of the American Research Center in Sofia, and the Blegen Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. He maintains research interests in Late Antique archaeology and the history of scholarship.

Ariane Schwartz works for the management consulting firm McKinsey, where she is on the course operations team for McKinsey Academy. She taught for several years at Dartmouth, UCLA, and Harvard. She is also Assistant Editor for the I Tatti Renaissance Library. She has co-founded the Society for Early Modern Classical Reception (a SCS affiliate group) and has been involved in several digital humanities initiatives, including Quantitative Criticism Lab (now based at UT-Austin) and the new Online Public Classics Archive (Paideia Institute). She received her B.A. and M.A. in Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard University.

Sara Sieteski holds a PhD in Classics from Bryn Mawr College and is currently the Senior Learning Technologies Program Manager for Haas Digital at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work involves curriculum development, design, and portfolio management of online and blended courses at the Haas School of Business. Previous to that, she worked at the University of Pennsylvania, where she did similar work at several of their schools, including Penn Nursing and the Wharton School of Business.

Philip Walsh teaches Latin, ancient Greek, and English at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE. He is the editor of Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Aristophanes (2016), and his writing has appeared in Eidolon and Classical Receptions Journal. He previously worked as a non-tenure track assistant professor at Washington College, a small liberal arts college in Chestertown, MD. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Brown University.

In order to sign up:

We will issue a form to sign up for this event in the first two weeks of November. Space is limited, and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.