Steven M. Oberhelman
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Holder of the George Sumey, Jr., Endowed Professorship
Phone: (979) 862-4863
Steven M. Oberhelman is professor in the Department of International Affairs and holds the George Sumey, Jr., Endowed Professorship. He serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Bush School. His fields of research are ancient medicine and its survivals in traditional Greek medicine, late Roman and medieval Greek cultural history, and ancient historical texts. He has written or edited 11 books and published over 70 articles and dictionary entries. Steve is the recipient of a University-Level Association of Former Students’ Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, and was a member of the Faculty Senate for seven years, serving as Speaker of the Senate in 1996–1997.
Steve’s former administrative positions include the interim deanship of the College of Liberal Arts (2021–2022), associate dean of undergraduate programs in Liberal Arts (2013–2021), and the headships of Department of Performance Studies (2019–2021), Department of Modern and Classical Languages (1993–2001), Department of International Studies (2011–2012), and Department of Hispanic Studies (2012–2013).
Steve earned his degrees from the University of Minnesota, including a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in classics and a bachelor’s degree in Latin Education. He also studied at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, where he is a research scholar, and is vice-president of the Athens Institute for Education and Research.