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Glenn R. Bugh is associate professor of Classical Studies and Byzantine History at Virginia Tech. He holds a PhD from the University of Maryland and has been a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens; the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton; the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.; and a research scholar at the Hellenic Institute for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies in Venice, Italy. Professor Bugh served as the Summer Session Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 2000 and 2011, and was the Whitehead Visiting Professor at the American School in 2004-2005, where he offered a graduate seminar on “Venice and Greece.” He has published numerous articles and two books entitled The Horsemen of Athens (Princeton University Press) and The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World (Cambridge, 2006). He also edited the revised edition of Kevin Andrews’ classic work, Castles of the Morea (Princeton, 2007). He teaches courses on Greek language & culture and on Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, and Balkan history. Professor Bugh has served as a lecturer on Smithsonian Journeys to Greece, Italy, the Adriatic, and the Black Sea since 1984 and has offered seven Smithsonian Associates seminars since 1998. He served as Chairman of the Council of Member Institutions of the American Research Center in Sofia, Bulgaria from 2004-2014. Professor Bugh has also been a frequent teaching faculty at Virginia Tech’s Charles Steger Center for International Scholarship in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland and in Spring 2014 at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. He was the recipient of the Virginia Tech 2013 Alumni Award for Excellence in International Education, the highest award that the university gives in this area.
What Our Travelers Say
- Susan H.
Glenn Bugh was excellent. Plus, not only did he give us background for the places we saw, he was always available to discuss and answer questions. His lectures were beautifully organized and specific to the sites we saw. He was by far the best we've had.
- Stephanie G.
Glenn was very well informed and added a great deal to the value of the trip.