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Professor Robert L. Dise Jr., Ph.D.

Professor Robert L. Dise Jr.
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Michigan
It’s a grand dream: the dream of empire, a dream of glory, a dream of fame, a dream with the power to inspire and the power to destroy.
Dr. Robert L. Dise Jr. is Associate Professor of History at the University of Northern Iowa, where he teaches highly popular courses on the history of the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, and classical civilization. He earned his B.A. in History from the University of Virginia and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Before joining the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, Professor Dise taught at Clinch Valley College-now the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Professor Dise has delivered numerous papers at a variety of conferences on ancient history, classical studies, and archaeology. Additionally, he is the author of Cultural Change and Imperial Administration, which examines the origins and evolution of ancient Roman provincial administration. Although he is widely published, Professor Dise regards teaching as the single most important activity that a college faculty member undertakes.
"Professor Robert Dise is an outstanding lecturer, combining his deep knowledge of the subject, with a fluid delivery in a pleasing baritone voice that can be thoroughly enjoyed even in the audio version of the course. " " Robert Dise is an impressive lecturer with a style that captures you and inspires you to want to learn more."