Spring Elections – Candidate Bios

Good afternoon, everyone!  The nominations are in, and we have two candidates running for officer positions this year – Almira Poudrier is running for the position of Vice-President, and Matt Simonton is running for the position of Treasurer.  Their biographies are found below.

Ballots shall be mailed out via E-mail on April 24th, and voting shall conclude on May 1st.  Your vote is important, so please respond when the online ballot appears.

Good luck to our candidates!

Almira Poudrier:

Dr. Almira Poudrier is Senior Lecturer in the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Greek from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Classics from SUNY Buffalo. Her research interests include Greek history and religion, particularly the material culture of religious space and cult described in Herodotus. A specialist in teaching first-year Latin, she teaches many of the lower division Latin courses at ASU as well as frequent courses in ancient Greek and Roman language, myth and culture. As faculty sponsor of Solis Diaboli (the Classics club on campus), and as liaison for Apples + Archaeology, she organizes classroom visits and several outreach activities both on and off campus.

Matt Simonton:

Matt Simonton is Assistant Professor of History in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies at ASU. He specializes in the history of Archaic and Classical Greece, particularly the area of politics. Matt received his BA in Classics from Washington University in St. Louis and his PhD, also in Classics, from Stanford University. He has been a member of the faculty at ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences since 2013. He has served as Treasurer of the Central Arizona chapter of the AIA for the past two years and has enjoyed it immensely. If elected Treasurer again, Matt will continue to work hard to bring exciting speakers to AIA lectures and to find new avenues for fundraising and support.




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