P. Gregory Warden, Ph.D. ’78, Becomes Second GSAS Alum to Lead Switzerland’s Franklin College

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 12:05 pm.

P. Gregory Warden, Ph.D. ’78, has been appointed president of Franklin College, an American-style liberal-arts institution in Lugano, Switzerland.

An alumnus of Bryn Mawr’s Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Warden is University Distinguished Professor of Art History and associate dean for research and academic affairs at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts.

At Franklin,Warden will succeed another Bryn Mawr-trained archaeologist: President Erik O. Neilsen, Ph.D. ’74.

During his 30-year career at SMU, Warden has earned numerous accolades for both teaching and research. He has served in a variety of administrative positions and  was the founding director of the SMU-in-Italy program. He is the author of scores of publications, including five books, on topics ranging from Greek archaeology to Etruscan art, archaeology, and ritual, and Roman architecture.

A native of Florence, Warden is a fluent speaker of Italian and holds dual American and Italian citizenship. He is the founder, principal investigator, and co-director of the Mugello Valley Archaeological Project and excavations at Poggio Colla, an Etruscan settlement northeast of Florence. As a Bryn Mawr graduate student, Warden worked at a nearby Etruscan site at Murlo (Poggio Civitate) alongside Neilsen and Bryn Mawr Professor James Wright, Ph.D. ’78, who was recently appointed director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.



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