Having taught for nearly twenty-five years as Adjunct Professor of Modern Greek Language and Literature at Dickinson College (2002-2020) and Brown University (1998-2001), Maria (Molly) Anastassiathe is the Vice-President of the Mycenaean Foundation and Director of the Melathron American Center for Archaeology at Mycenae (2018-).
Born in Greece, Molly Anastassiathe received a thorough classical education with several honorary distinctions and awards for academic excellence. Molly graduated from the University of Athens, School of Philosophy (B.A. in History, 1988), and continued with graduate studies in the Department of Greek at Bryn Mawr College on a graduate scholarship to earn her M.A. degree in Ancient Greek in 1997.
Molly taught Modern Greek at Dickinson College as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Classical Studies and the Department of Archaeology (1/2002-6/2020), and at Brown University as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Classics (9/1998-6/01). She has also taught Ancient and Modern Greek, Latin, and Ancient History as a teacher at a public high school in Athens, Greece (1996/97).
Molly has given invited lectures and presented international conference papers on teaching Greek as a foreign language (Patra 1999, 2000; Athens 2000). Her main research and teaching interests focus on Modern Greek Language and Literature but also include Ancient Greek History and Classics. Molly is a published poet, and she is currently working on her first novel.