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Isabelle Pafford

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, 2010-2011
Specialty: Ancient History, Ancient Greek Religion and Economy

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Isabelle A. Pafford received her B.A. from Boston University, M.A. degrees in Classics as well as Museum Studies from San Francisco State University and her Ph.D. in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology from the University of California at Berkeley in 2006. She has taught at San Francisco State, Berkeley, and Santa Clara University. Her research focuses on the role of money in Greek sanctuaries. Using inscriptions, she has examined how small fees paid by worshipers at some sanctuaries mirror the belief system of the worshipers.

At Willamette University, Dr. Pafford taught Beginning & Intermediate Latin. In Fall 2010, she also offered a course on Ancient Greek Economy, and in Spring 2011, she taught Greek Art & Architecture. Dr. Pafford likes to use technology in her classroom, when possible, and many of her earlier lectures on Greek and Roman History, Greek Art, and Greek Religion are available as podcasts.


  • B.A., Classics, Boston University
  • M.A., Classics, San Francisco State University
  • M.A., Museum Studies, San Francisco State University
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
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Classical Studies

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