Theodore Shear

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Title: Archaeologist

Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Theodore Shear, Archeologist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in classical studies and archaeology.

Studying human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture has long been an interest for Dr. Theodore Shear. Up until his retirement and becoming a professor emeritus in 2009, Dr. Shear was an integral faculty member at Princeton University, having taught at the prestigious institution since 1967. Throughout the several decades of his career, he has nourished the curious minds of students. Dr. Shear also held roles at the university as chairman.

Prior to attending college for a degree, Dr. Shear worked on several archaeological expeditions to Greece and Italy. In 1959, he earned an AB from Princeton University summa cum laude. He continued learning in both classroom and dig site throughout the next decade, earning an MA in 1963 and PhD in 1966 from Princeton. In addition to his education and hands-on research, Dr. Shear has written several books and contributed to professional journals throughout his career. In 1978, Dr. Shear published “Kallias of Sphettos and the Revolt of Athens in 286.” In 2016, he came out with “Trophies of Victory: Public Building in Periklean Athens.”

Furthermore, Dr. Shear has been a member of the managing committee for the American School of Classical Studies since 1972. He served as president of the Princeton Junior School from 1994 to 2006, starting out as a member in 1983. From 1968 to 2004, he served as the field director for Ancient Agora of Athens. He was recognized as a White Fellow with the American School of Classical Studies in 1959 and 1960. Furthermore, Dr. Shear has maintained affiliation with a number of organizations that have aided in professional development and growth. These alignments include the Archaeological Institute of America, the American Philological Association (now the Society for Classical Studies), the College Art Association, the Archaeological Society at Athens, the Century Association, Nassau Country Club, Princeton Club, Hellenic Yacht Club (now the Yacht Club of Greece) and the Phi Beta Kappa Society. In 2016, he was recognized with a Marquis Lifetime Achievement and a Marquis Humanitarian award. He is also recognized as an Industry Expert.

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