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Nicholas Dobson

Nick Dobson

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Classics

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