Roberta Casagrande-Kim received a B.A. in Christian Archaeology from the Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy) and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Roman Art and Archaeology from Columbia University. Dr. Casagrande-Kim's area of specialization is Roman funerary practices and beliefs in the Afterlife, Late Antique urbanism, and Greco-Roman mapping. She has worked extensively in archaeological excavations in Italy, Israel, and Turkey. Dr. Casagrande-Kim has served as the Assistant Field Director at the Amheida excavations (Egypt) since 2006.
Tom Elliott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Duke University, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Ancient History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined ISAW in 2008 after serving as Founding Director of the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he previously worked on the team that produced the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World (R. Talbert, ed., Princeton UP, 2000). His dissertation, completed in 2004, assembled and analyzed all the epigraphic evidence for boundary disputes and their adjudication by the Roman imperial administration. He is co-managing editor of the Pleiades gazetteer and supervises ISAW's extensive digital programs, which deal with ancient geography, literature, history and archaeology, and with methods of digital scholarly communication.