Faculty Biography


Rhys F. Townsend, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Art History
Department of Visual and Performing Art
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Email: rtownsend@clarku.edu



Dr. Townsend received a B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 1974 and 1982, respectively. He has been at Clark since 1982.

Research Interests

Dr. Townsend's research interests are in classical art and archaeology generally, and ancient Greek architecture more specifically. He is also interested in the Classical tradition in art and in the study of material culture as a conveyor of cultural values. Dr. Townsend has recently completed a book entitled The East Side of Agora: Remains Beneath the Stoa of Attalos, vol. XXVII in the series of final publications of the Excavations of the Athenian Agora, the preeminent American excavation in Greece which has worked continuously at the site since circa 1931.