Randall Colaizzi received his B.A. in English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and M.A. (Latin) and Ph.D. (Classical Languages) at the University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley, he excavated with the UC dig at Nemea, Greece and also received the Eisner Prize for Poetry. His research and publications focus on Roman poetry of the Augustan Age. At MIT, he teaches Latin I and II Intensive Latin courses. At the University of Massachusetts, Boston, he teaches courses in Latin and Greek as well as Classical Civilization and Roman Archaeology. His two-semester Fundamentals of Latin courses have been offered for more than a decade and are the longest-running online Latin courses in the world. His summer course on Caesar trains high school Latin instructors who teach the A.P. curriculum. He also teaches Women of Ancient Rome, Greek & Roman Religion, Roman Archaeology, and a course on Pompeii that also is offered as a study abroad course every year based in Cuma, Italy. In 2015, he was awarded the UMass Boston Award for Innovations in Online Teaching. Every year he leads study tours of Greece, Sicily, Rome and the Bay of Naples.