Andrea Kmetz-Sheehy

Andrea earned a BA in Political Science at the University of Michigan and an MBA at the Ohio State University. She has enjoyed successful careers and leadership endeavors in the advertising, marketing, healthcare, educational, and nonprofit worlds.

She embarked on her study in the field of Classics and Roman History at the University of Minnesota in the Classics and Near Eastern Division. Since her arrival at Columbia, she has pursued scholarship in Roman History and Classics. She achieved the Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Classics in 2016; and is presently a candidate for the MA in Classical Studies.

While studying at Columbia, Andrea participated as both a student and returning veteran in Columbia’s excavation at Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli during the summers of 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. In 2017, she took part in the workshop on Ancient Painted Plasters sponsored by Columbia’s Advanced Program of Ancient History and Art (APAHA) and the École Française de Rome to further her skills with fresco recovery and conservation.

Andrea’s research interests are focused upon Roman archaeology and imagery with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach that affords the integration of material culture, quantitative analysis, and digital tools. Her most recent research endeavor has been with the Roman provincial coins of the Olcott Collection at Columbia. She is also interested in the exploration of Roman religious practice in domestic and public sacred spaces. Email Andrea Kmetz-Sheehy.