John Paulas, Director of Fellowships and Special Projects, oversees the Townsend Center's fellowships, workshops, and grants programs for UC Berkeley faculty, students, and research professionals. He works closely with Center leadership on the development and administration of sponsored projects, such as the Art of Writing program and the Course Threads undergraduate curricular enhancement project. After receiving his Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Chicago, John taught at several U.S. colleges and universities. His research and publications consider Greek literature of the Roman Empire, ancient Mediterranean culinary practices, and literary and scientific discourse on food in Greek and Latin texts. John is an affiliate of the Berkeley Food Institute.