Mary C. Sturgeon received her B.A. in Classics from the University of Minnesota and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology and Greek from Bryn Mawr College. While a graduate student she spent two years at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, where she continues to conduct research each summer. In 1998-99, she spent a year at the American School as Elizabeth Whitehead Visiting Professor, and in 2004-05 she served as Professor-in-charge, for the second time, at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.
Professor Sturgeon teaches courses on Greek and Roman sculpture and Greek painting. Her research interests have focused on sculpture excavated from the site of Corinth and Corinth’s Sanctuary of Poseidon on the Isthmos of Corinth, in Greece. Her recent work at Corinth includes study of its Hellenistic Sculpture and the reconstruction of the sculptures on the theater facade of the Hadrianic period (ca. A.D. 120-130). In 2003, she organized, with students in two classes, an exhibition of ancient Mediterranean art in the Ackland Art Museum. She is now editing a catalogue on the Ackland collection of art from the ancient Mediterranean.