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)