Regional Director of Mediterranean Programs
Dr. Sanders, a longtime resident of Athens, has served in various supervisory roles at the Arcadia Center since 1990. Jan oversees programs in the Mediterranean region (Greece, Italy, Spain and Turkey), manages all student support and administrative personnel, as well as interviews and hires all faculty. In addition to her role as Regional Director, Jan teaches several courses at the Arcadia Center that focus on the history, art and culture of ancient Greece. She received her Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Missouri, Columbia and focused her dissertation on the material remains and historical significance of the cult of the Dioskouri in Lakonia. During her graduate education, Jan participated in several archaeological excavations in Greece, Egypt, Cyprus, and Portugal. She is a senior member of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.