Special Counsel for Institutional Outreach and Engagement
Office of the President
The University of Michigan
2064 Fleming Administration Building
503 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1340
Susan E. (Sue) Alcock (Ph.D. 1989, University of Cambridge) returns to Michigan as Special Counsel for Institutional Outreach and Engagement and Professor of Classical Archaeology and Classics. In her role as Special Counsel she works with the President on a variety of academic initiatives and projects, with an initial focus on developing and leveraging faculty, research, student and other connections between the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses, as well as with other higher education institutions across the State.
From 2006-2015, Sue served as the inaugural Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. Prior to her time at Brown she was a member of the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan, where she was John H. D’Arms Collegiate Professor of Classical Archaeology and Classics. While at Michigan, she was awarded a Thurnau Professorship and the Henry Russel Award.
Sue’s research and teaching engages with themes of landscape, imperialism, and memory in the ancient Mediterranean; she has conducted fieldwork in Greece, Armenia, and at the site of Petra in Jordan. Alcock is a 2001 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.