John Camp received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1968. His M.A. (1972) and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology (1977) are both from Princeton University. He has worked in the Athenian Agora since 1966, first as an excavator, later as assistant director, and now as the director, which he became in 1994.
Dr. Camp has taught and lectured throughout the United States and the world. He was the Mellon Professor at the American School of Classical Studies from 1985-1996 and continues to teach there. He came to Randolph-Macon College's classics department in 1996 to teach in the fall and January terms. Dr. Camp is currently the Niarchos Professor of Classics.
His interests include water supply in ancient Athens and Greek epigraphy, the study of inscriptions.