Dr. Michael Anthony Fowler

Dr. Michael Anthony Fowler is Assistant Professor of Art History at East Tennessee State University. He completed a Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in 2019, specializing in ancient Greece and the Near East. An award-winning educator, Dr. Fowler teaches courses across the global history of art, seeking to introduce students to the diversity of visual cultures around the world and to the critical role that the arts continue to play in expressing, shaping, and responding to peoples’ ideals and realities. In his research and scholarship, Dr. Fowler focuses on topics related to material religion, iconography, gender, and violence (and their intersections). Since 2015, he has been a member of the team excavating the sanctuary of Poseidon at Onchestos (Boeotia, Greece), and for the past five years has served on the excavation’s senior staff as Supervisor of Site B (the administrative center). He has also participated in archaeological investigations at the sanctuary of Apollo on the Cycladic islet of Despotiko and in the hinterland of Marsala (W Sicily).