My language classes at all levels, from beginner to advanced, stress student participation in reading, translating, and writing ancient Greek and Latin. I encourage students to study together, and work together in class, as well as individually. Students in my courses feel that they are part of a community that thrives together.
In my culture courses, I encourage class discussion of assigned readings, in addition to the supplemental background information that I give the students in lectures.
I have a PhD in classics, and have taught for 28 years in both private liberal arts colleges and public universities. I have taught both small language and literature courses and large lecture courses. I have taught students who majored or minored in classics, and some have gone on to PhD programs in history, comparative literature, classics, art history, philosophy and religious studies.
Ph.D. 1994 Classics, UNC-Chapel Hill
Regular Member 1988-1989 American School of
Classical Studies at Athens
B.A., with Highest Honors in the Major 1982 Classics, UC-Santa Cruz
Assistant Professor, Portland State University, 2006-.2018.
Visiting Professor, NCSA, Athens, Greece, Spring, 2006.
Senior Instructor, Portland State University, 2005-2006.
Director of Modern Greek Studies, Portland State University, Spring, 2004-2011.
Instructor, Portland State University, Fall, 1999-Spring, 2005.
Senior Associate Member, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, October,1997-March, 1998 and November, 1996-May, 1997.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University, Spring, 1996.
Visiting Scholar, Reed College, Fall, 1995.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Hamilton College, 1994-1995.
Lecturer, Hamilton College, Spring,1994.
Instructor, Duke University Program, Preparing Minorities for Academic Careers, Summer, 1993.
Teaching Assistant, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1985-1986; 1987-1988; 1989-1992.
Research Assistant at UNC-Chapel Hill for L'Année Philologique, 1986-1987.
Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, 1984-1985.
Latin teacher, Society of Mt. Carmel High School, 1983-1984.
The Ethopoiia of Plato’s Republic, 1994. Edwin Brown, Professor of Classics.
Presentations at Professional Meetings
Paper given at “ Who was Socrates?” conference, Hamilton College, March, 1995.
Participated in NEH Summer Institute: Plato and the Polis, Duke University, 1994.
New courses taught at PSU:
Ancient Greek 101, 102, and 103.
Ancient Greek 201, 202, and 203.
Independent Studies Course on Third-Year Greek: Plays of Euripides.
Independent Studies Course on Third-Year Latin: Vergil’s Aeneid.
New courses taught in translation at PSU:
Greek 330U Ancient Greek Literature.
Greek 331U Plato as Literature.
Greek 332U Greek Religion.
Greek 333U Women in Ancient Greece.
Greek 334U Greek Ethics.
Greek 335U Sophocles and Euripides.
Greek 336U Ancient Greek Comedy.
Honors, Grants, and Fellowships
Northwest Council on Study Abroad Faculty Position in Athens, Greece, Spring, 2006.
UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate school Dissertation Fellowship, Fall, 1992.
Travel Grant, UNC-Chapel Hill, Summer, 1988.
Gildersleeve Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 1984-1985.
Cowell College Honors, UC-Santa Cruz, June, 1982.
WLL Department Service
Member of the WLL Advisory Council, 2009-2012; 2007–2008.
Chair of the FLL Fixed-term Review Committee, 2006–2007.
Department Representative of PSU-AAUP.
College of Liberal Arts and Science Service
Member of the Hellenic Studies Committee, 2010-2011.
Member of the Academic Subcommittee of the Hellenic Studies committee 2010-2011.
Attended the Managing Committee meeting of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as a representative of PSU, 2012.
Reviewed two books for Oxford University Press: Athenaze, second edition, by Gilbert Lawall and Maurice Balme, and a proposed new book, A Little Greek Reader, by Stephen Anderson and James Morwood, 2012.
Reviewed the International Baccalaureate Examinations for Greek, 2012.
Member of the Steering Committee of Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon, 1999-2010.
Member of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Foundation for Greek Studies, 1998-2010.
Memberships in Professional Societies
Member of the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 2012-2013.
Member of the American Philological Association.
Member of the American Institute of Archaeology.
Member of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest.
Member of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association.
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