Saller to serve second termBy William Harms
Richard Saller, the Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor in History and an expert on Roman society, has been appointed to a second five-year term as Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences.
President Hugo Sonnenschein praised Saller for his work as Dean during his first term, which began in 1994. The divisions faculty has the highest praise for his fair-minded and responsive leadership, his incisive intellectual judgment and his personal integrity.
Sallers research focuses on the Roman family and household and the legal issues associated with them.
He is the author of Patriarchy, Property, and Death in the Roman Family (1994); co-author of The Roman Empire: Economy, Society and Culture (1987), which was translated into five languages; co-author of Personal Patronage Under the Early Empire (1982); and editor of several collections.
In 1992, Saller received the Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
He joined the faculty in 1984 as an Associate Professor in History and became a Professor in 1990.
Saller received B.A. degrees in Greek and history from the University of Illinois in 1974 and his Ph.D. from Cambridge in 1978. He served as an assistant professor at Swarthmore before coming to Chicago.