Dr. Elizabeth Pollard
Beth Pollard is a professor in the Department of History who specializes in ancient Rome; she is especially known for her very popular classes on magic and witchcraft. Outside of the classroom, she regularly helps plan field trips to museums or dramatic performances and mentors our students in their transition to graduate school. (Two of this year’s initiates have pursued their master’s degrees under her supervision.) As president of San Diego’s chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, she plays a pivotal role in promoting study of the Classics to the general public, most notably by organizing several lectures on the ancient world every year.