ACG 150

John Camp II, PhD

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Classics, Randolf-Macon College; Former Director of Agora excavations, Athens

John Camp served as Director of the Athenian Agora Excavations at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Classics at Randolph-Macon College. Professor Camp earned his Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from  Princeton University, and has worked on the excavations of the Athenian Agora from 1966 to present. His books on the archaeology of Athens, the Athenian agora, and Greek archaeology more broadly, have had an enormous impact on the field of ancient Greek archaeology, making the material remains of the agora specifically, and of ancient Athens more generally, accessible to scholars, students and the public alike. As a teacher and mentor, Professor Camp has trained hundreds of students in archaeological and historical study both in the classroom and in the field. Professor Camp is the 2024 recipient of the Gold Medal for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement, the highest honor bestowed by the Archaeological Institute of America.