My interest in the ancient world developed early in life out of reading mythology and Tolkien and playing Dungeons and Dragons.
I majored in linguistics at Rice University with an emphasis on Indo-European and studied at the University of Texas at Austin for my MA and PhD. Along the way, I became interested in ancient poetry and humor and received a little archaeological training at a dig in Chersonesos, Ukraine, and at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
I have taught at Bucknell University, Cornell College, Monmouth College, and Augustana. As a testament to the power of a liberal arts education and training in Classics I offer the fact that I have taught at Augustana for the following departments and programs: Classics, FYI, German, and CSD.
- B.A., Rice University
- M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin