Lynne C. Lancaster
Lynne C. Lancaster has served as Andrew W. Mellon Humanities Professor at the American Academy in Rome since 2018. She is professor and chair of the Department of Classics and World Religions at Ohio University.
Lancaster received a BArch (magna cum laude) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, an MPhil in classical archaeology from Lincoln College at Oxford University, and a DPhil in classical archaeology from Wolfson College, also at Oxford. Known for her research and exploration of Roman architecture and technology, with a focus on concrete vaulted construction, she was the 2002 Phyllis W. G. Gordan Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies (formerly referred to as Classical Studies).