Jennifer L Ferriss-Hill

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and College Diversity

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Jennifer Ferriss-Hill received her A.B. in Classics summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University (2002) and her Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard University (2008). She joined the University of Miami in 2009 as an Assistant Professor of Classics, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2015, and to Professor in 2021. From August 2018-2021, she was Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Arts & Sciences where she has served as Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and College Diversity since August 2021.

Dr. Ferriss-Hill works on Ancient Greek and Latin poetry, specifically Roman Satire and Augustan poetry, and has also published on Catullus, Varro, and Greek Old Comedy in journals including Classical PhilologyThe American Journal of Philology, and Transactions of the American Philological Association. Her first book, Roman Satire and the Old Comic Tradition, was published with Cambridge University Press in 2015 and received the 2016 First Book Award from the Classical Association of the Middle-West and South. Her second book, Horace’s Ars Poetica: Family, Friendship, and the Art of Living, was published with Princeton University Press in 2019. She is currently finishing up an invited volume on Roman Satire for Brill’s Research Perspectives in Classical Poetry series. At Harvard she was a recipient of a Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities, and at UM she has been recognized with several Provost Research Awards, a Faculty Fellowship at the Center for the Humanities, the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities, and a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities.