Office of the Provost

Jeannine Diddle Uzzi Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Office Location

124 Wishcamper Building



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Classical Studies, Duke University 1998
  • B.A., Classical Languages, Hamilton College 1993


Jeannine Diddle Uzzi comes to us from the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) in Atlanta, GA, where she served as Director of Faculty Programs.  Before joining ACS, Dr. Uzzi spent sixteen years as a classics professor, first at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA and then at the University of Southern Maine.  In addition to her academic record, which includes a B.A. in classical languages from Hamilton College, a Ph.D. in classical studies from Duke University, and two books with Cambridge University Press, Dr. Uzzi has a history of supporting student success through excellent teaching, advising, mentorship, and outreach.  

Dr. Uzzi is trained in best practices in online pedagogy by Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies, where she has been a fellow in curriculum development and a member of the virtual classics department Sunoikisis.  She has developed and taught in fully online programs and worked extensively with USM’s Center for Technology Enhanced Learning.  Dr. Uzzi has a record of collaboration across USM and the campuses of the University of Maine System as well as experience developing collaborative programs for the sixteen colleges of the ACS.  

Dr. Uzzi may be best known to the community of Southern Maine as the pronouncer for the Maine State Spelling Bee, but her ongoing work with the Maine Humanities Council's Veterans Book Group program also demonstrates her commitment to community service and engagement.

Areas of Expertise

Roman sculpture; Roman politicial history; the history of the child and the Roman family; ancient sexuality; Latin lyric poetry.