Dr. Richard Hodges
Dr. Richard Hodges has held the office of President of The American University of Rome since 2012. He is an expert in Albanian Archaeology and is our expert on our Albania tours.
Dr. Richard Hodges has held the office of President of The American University of Rome since 2012.
Dr. Hodges began his career as an archaeologist with excavations in his home village of Box, Wiltshire while at high school. He studied archaeology and history at Southampton University where he completed a doctorate on the archaeology of Dark Age trade.
From 1988-95 Dr. Hodges was Director of the British School at Rome, and joined the Butrint Foundation as its scientific director (1993-2012) to launch new excavations and site management strategies at the World Heritage Site of Butrint (Albania).
He served in the Ministry of Culture in Albania (1999), as adviser to the Packard Humanities Institute during the Zeugma (Turkey) excavations (2000), and as Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (2007-12).
Dr. Hodges is a Board member of the Istituto Packard, an affiliate of the Packard Humanities Institute. Dr. Hodges was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s honours in 1995.