Phil Stinson joined KU's Classics faculty in 2007. He earned degrees in Architecture and architectural history/theory from Ball State University, Harvard University, and UCLA (B.Arch. 1991, M. Des. St. 1995, MA 2001, respectively), and in History of Art and Classical Archaeology from New York University (Ph.D. 2007).
His research interests include the architecture and urbanism of Classical cities, ancient wall-painting, and the digital humanities. His book on the Civil Basilica of Aphrodisias is published by Reichert, Wiesbaden (Aphrodisias VII, 2016). Other publications include an article on Roman incised architectural drawings, in Aphrodisias Papers 5 (JRA, Suppl. Series 103, 2016), an article on the perspective systems used in Roman Second Style wall-painting (AJA 115, 2011), a chapter on the Civil Basilica of Aphrodisias in Aphrodisias Papers 4 (JRA Suppl. 70, 2008), and a chapter on an early Classical painted tomb at Sardis in Love for Lydia, Sardis Report 4 (Harvard Univ. Press, 2008). His archaeological reconstructions appeared in K. Welch's The Roman Amphitheatre from its Origins to the Colosseum (Cambridge, 2007), and have appeared in other articles and exhibitions. In 2010 Phil received a large collaborative grant to study the karez water systems of southern Afghanistan using remotely gathered data and GIS.