Dillon, who is also an associate professor of classical studies and director of undergraduate studies at Duke, begins her appointment July 1, 2013, succeeding current editor Naomi Norman. The journal is published by the Archaeological Institute of America.
Dillon holds a B.A. in Art History from Rutgers, a M.A. in Art History and a Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her fields of research and teaching are Greek and Roman art.
The American Journal of Archaeology is one of the world's most distinguished peer-reviewed archaeological journals. Founded in 1885, it publishes articles on archaeology and book and museum exhibition reviews. The AJA reaches more than 50 countries and almost 1,000 universities, learned societies, departments of antiquities and museums.