Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology and Chair of Art History
Art History

Jane DeRose Evans, PhD

Jane DeRose Evans can be found excavating in and studying coins from areas across the Mediterranean basin conquered by the Romans. Her work has taken her to southern France, Israel, Jordan and most recently Turkey, where she is the coin specialist for the Harvard-Cornell Expeditions to Sardis.

Evans has been teaching at Tyler for more than twenty years, exploring the art and material culture of the Roman provinces, Rome itself and the ethical issues surrounding cultural heritage.

She serves as Fellow of the American Numismatic Society, a board member of the American Schools of Oriental Research, an active member of the Archaeological Institute of America and an elected member of the Royal Numismatic Society.

PhD, Archaeology of the Mediterranean World, University of Pennsylvania, 1985
MA, Archaeology of the Mediterranean World, University of Pennsylvania, 1984
AB, Greek and Latin Classics, Franklin and Marshall College, 1978 

Selected Work
Evans, J. D. (2018). Coins from the Excavations at Sardis: Their Archaeological and Economic Contexts:
     Coins from the 1973 to 2013 Excavations
. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 

Evans, J. D., & Bull, R. J. (2017). The Mithraeum at Caesarea Maritima: The Joint Expedition to Caesarea
     Maritima Excavation Reports
. Vol. 2. Boston, MA: American Schools of Oriental Research.

Evans, J. D. (2013). The Blackwell Companion to Roman Republican Archaeology. Malden, MA: Wiley.

Evans, J. D. (2006). The Joint Expedition to Caesarea Maritima 6: The Coins and the Hellenistic, Roman,
     and Byzantine Economies
. Boston, MA: American Schools of Oriental Research. 

Evans, J. D. (1992). The Art of Persuasion: Political Propaganda from Aeneas to Brutus. Ann Arbor, MI:
     University of Michigan Press.


Photo by Jivan Güner