Sunoikisis Team

Here is the group that makes Sunoikisis happen:

Lindsay Samson (CEO) enjoys reading a wide variety of Classical literature, but her research focuses primarily on Theocritus.  She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in 2013, while teaching part-time at Agnes Scott College. When she is not researching or teaching, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family and experimenting in the kitchen.


KennyMorrellPicKenny Morrell (Director) joined the faculty at Rhodes College in the fall of 1993 after teaching for several years at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Having grown up in southeastern Idaho where the nearest Latin teacher was a couple of days away by fast horse (or three hours by car), his academic pilgrimage to the world of classics began at Stanford University. After graduating in the spring of 1982 with B.A. degrees in German Studies and Classics, he journeyed to the other coast and began his post-graduate training at Harvard, where he received his Ph.D. in classical philology in the fall of 1989. Since his time at Harvard as a graduate student, he has been involved in a number of initiatives to incorporate the use of informational technology in the study of ancient Greece and Rome. He was, for example, a member of the team that developed Perseus: Interactive Sources for the Study of Ancient Greek Civilization, a collection of texts and images on CD-ROM (now available on the web at In 1995 Professor Morrell and his colleagues from sister institutions in the Associated Colleges of the South established Sunoikisis, a “virtual” department of classics, to expand the opportunities for students of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. One aspect of this initiative was an excavation and survey in the Elmalı plain of southwestern Turkey, on which he worked during the summers from 1998 to 2005. Since 2003, Professor Morrell has been affiliated with the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. (, which served as home for Sunoikisis for many years. At the CHS he directs the fellowship and curricular development programs.

Alex Jester (Post-Baccalaureate Fellow) graduated in 2018 from Agnes Scott College, earning a B.A. in Classical Languages with a concentration in ancient Greek. In her work, she often focused on the connections between Classics and technology, looking one semester at how video games could be used as an avenue for learning about the ancient world. This year, she began a career in Information Technology Services.