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Dean , archaeology and art educator

John Pollini, American archaeology and art educator, dean. Achievements include research in Greek and Roman art and archaeology. Faculty fellow University California, 1973-1977, Fulbright fellow, 1975-1976, Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund fellow, 1975-1976, Mellon fellow, 1978-1979, National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1983-1984, 95-96, American Council Learned Societies fellow, 1987-1988; University Southern California grantee, 1988.


Pollini, John was born on October 15, 1945 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Frederick and Isabell Pollini.


Bachelor magna cum laude, University Washington, 1968. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1978.


Assistant professor classics, curator archaeological music, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1979-1987;professor art and archaeology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, since 1987;dean school fine arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1993-1996. Member Comitato di Collaborazione Culturale to the Consul General of Italyat Los Angeles, since 1995. Lecturer in field.


  • Achievements include research in Greek and Roman art and archaeology.



Member American Academy in Rome (advisory council since 1993), American Philological Association, Archaeol. Institute American, Classical Archaeol. Society Southern California (president since 1989), College Art Association, Association Ancient Historians, Society for Promotion of Roman Studies, Association Study of Marble and other Stones in Antiquity, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Phyllis Marie Van Neste, February 1, 1946. Children: Gaius, Drusus.

Frederick Pollini

Isabell Pollini

Phyllis Marie Van Neste

Gaius Pollini

Drusus Pollini