I am participating in Flatiron School’s Online Data Science Bootcamp until January 2020.

Until then, view my academic CV below.


  • PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan, 2017
  • Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, University of Michigan, 2013
  • BA in Classical Studies (summa cum laude), Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, 2008
  • Auditor, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana, Rome, 2015-2017
  • Student, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, 2007.

Experience in museums, libraries, and non-profits

  • Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar in Library-Museum Collaboration, University of Oregon, August 2018 – July 2019
  • Graduate intern, Getty Foundation, September 2017 – May 2018
  • Curatorial intern, Walters Art Museum, summer 2012
  • Research assistant, Toledo Museum of Art, spring 2012
  • Research assistant, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 2011 – 2014
  • Library manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 2011 – 2013
  • Research assistant, Oriental Institute, summer 2011

Experience in teaching

Assistant Director of the Classical Summer School, American Academy in Rome, summer 2016
Subjects: Roman art history and archaeology

Teaching assistant, University of Michigan, 2011 – 2014
Subjects: art and empire in antiquity, introduction to field archaeology, introduction to Greek art and archaeology, sports and daily life in ancient Rome

Experience in archaeological fieldwork

  • Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia, Pompeii, Italy, 2014 – 2018
  • University of Cincinnati excavations at Tharros, Sardinia, 2018
  • East Isthmia Archaeological Project, Isthmia, Greece, 2018
  • Gruppo Archeologico Romano, Monti della Tolfa, Italy, 2016
  • Leptiminus Archaeological Project, Lamta, Tunisia, 2006 – 2007

Fellowships and grants

  • Emeline Hill Richardson/Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the Archaeological Institute of America Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize (two-year fellowship), American Academy in Rome, 2015 – 2017
  • Wiedorn Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2017
  • Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2016
  • Olivia James Traveling Fellowship (declined), Archaeological Institute of America, 2015
  • Fulbright Student Research Grant, US – Italy Fulbright Commission, 2014 – 2015
  • John H. D’Arms Spring/Summer Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2014
  • John G. Pedley Research and Travel Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2013
  • Henry P. Tappan Award for Excellence in Teaching (honorable mention), University of Michigan, 2011


Kreiger, J. R. “Cooking facilities,” “Floors,” and “Contexts of Ritual Behavior.” In the forthcoming first volume of the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia series.

Lim, A., J. Hartz, and J. R. Kreiger, (in process). “Designing a Better GLAM Alliance: Aligning Missions, Values, and Strategic Goals at the University of Oregon’s Libraries and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.” Invited book chapter. In Cultural Heritage and the Campus Community: Academic Libraries and Museums in Collaboration, edited by A. Hudson-Ward, J. Rodrigues Widholm, and S. Walter. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries Publications.

Kreiger, J. R. “Remembering Children in the Catacomb of Domitilla.” In Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World, edited by Judith Evans Grubbs and Tim Parkin. 600-624. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Kreiger, J. R. Review of Z. B. Ben Abdallah and L. Ladjimi Sebaï, Catalogue des inscriptions latines païennes inédites du Musée de CarthageThe Classical Review 63.1 (March 2013): 302-3.

Sullivan, A. I., W. Sepponen, and J. R. Kreiger. “Effective Collaborations: The Case of the Dominated and Demeaned Exhibition.” In A Handbook for Academic Museums: Exhibitions and Education, edited by Stefanie S. Jandl and Mark S. Gold. 356-374. Edinburgh: MuseumsEtc, 2012.

Kreiger, J. R. et al. “Catalogue of Burials.” In A Cemetery of Vandalic Date at Carthage, by S. T. Stevens, M. B. Garrison, J. Freed, et al. DVD insert. Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series 75, 2009.

Select lectures and conference presentations

“Testing the ‘Bridge-Builder Model’ for Museum-Library Collaboration,” Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, Minneapolis, 2019.

“Exploring Catacombs through Social Networks,” Reed College, 2019.

“Planning Your Digital Exhibition,” Reed College, 2019.

“A Painting Workshop in the Catacomb of San Gennaro, Naples,” Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, San Diego, 2019

“Site-Specific Styles in Roman Catacomb Epigraphy,” Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Boston, 2018

“Painters and Social Networks in Catacombs,” Brown University, Providence, 2017

“Working in Italian Catacombs,” Charles L. Babcock ICCS/AAR Lecture, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, 2017

“Working for the Dead: Approaches to Labor in the Catacombs,” American Academy in Rome, 2016

“The Business of Commemoration: A Comparative Study of Italian Catacombs,” Charles L. Babcock ICCS/AAR Lecture, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, 2016

“Negotiating Pasts and Futures in Europe” (session moderator), Fulbright Berlin Seminar, Berlin, 2015 

“Seleucia-on-the-Tigris: From Miniature to Metropolis,” joint lecture with Dr. Sharon Herbert, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor, 2014

“Reproducing the Authentic at the Walters Art Museum,” Museum Studies Brown Bag Series, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013

“The Business of Commemoration: Workshop Traditions in the Roman Catacombs,” Vandalia: A Symposium about Late Antiquity, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013

“Remembering Children in the Roman Catacombs,” Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2012

“The Jurymen,” Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance (CAMP) Show, American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2012.

Honor societies

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, 2008
  • Eta Sigma Phi, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, 2008

Professional service

  • Archaeological Institute of America, Museums and Exhibitions Committee member, 2015 – present
  • Peer reviewer, Chronika, 2014 – 2015
  • Media Liaison for the Collaborative Archaeology Workgroup, University of Michigan, 2013 – 2014
  • Graduate Student Representative to the Staff, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 2011 – 2012


  • Italian: advanced reading, conversational speaking
  • French: intermediate reading
  • German: beginner reading
  • Latin: advanced reading
  • Ancient Greek: advanced reading
  • Sahidic Coptic: intermediate reading
  • Middle Egyptian: beginner reading

Tech skills

  • Data analysis and visualization with Python, R, SQL, and Excel
  • Building and managing relational databases in FileMaker and Access
  • Project management with SmartSheet, Gantt charts
  • Collaborative writing and file management with Google Drive, OneDrive
  • Basic HTML and CSS
  • Digital exhibitions with WordPress and Omeka (Classic and S)
  • Analyzing website traffic with Google Analytics

Questions? References? Just ask.