- PhD in Classics, Rutgers University (2011)
- BA, Washington and Lee University (2005)
Ben received his Ph.D. in Classics from Rutgers in 2011. His expertise is in database development, systems administration, web framework coding, and data science in R. As a member of our development team from 2016 to 2019, Ben engaged in coding, data modeling, consulted on DH projects at various stages of development. He also served as a liaison between Research Computing and the CDH, working half-time in Research Computing with a particular emphasis on deploying CDH projects.
Along with presentations at conferences and professional meetings including DH2017 (Montreal) and DH2018 (Mexico City), his publications in Classics include:
- “Roman religio as a Framework at Tacitus’ Histories 4.83-84,” Journal of Ancient History 1 (2013): 70-82.
- “The Prosecution of M. Plautius Silvanus (pr. 24),” Ancient History Bulletin 27 (2013): 55-64.
- Benjamin Hicks and T. Figueira, “Spartan kings,” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Ancient History (2012)