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Professor of Classics
Teaches courses in classics, Greek, and Latin and is the advisor for Cornell's interdisciplinary classical studies program. He is the editor of “When Dead Tongues Speak: Teaching Beginning Greek and Latin” (Oxford University Press, 2006). He also serves as editor of Teaching Classical Languages, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to Latin and Greek pedagogy; and maintains two educational sites: Ariadne: Resources for Athenaze and Let's Review Greek! He received the Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics at the College Level from the American Philological Association. Ph.D. and M.A., The Ohio State University; B.A., Xavier University.
Assistant Professor of Classics
Focuses on the social and economic history of the Greek and Roman worlds, in particular Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, and contributes this expertise to the range of courses he teaches in Greek and Roman history, Greek and Latin language and literature, and courses focused on connections between the classical and near eastern worlds, including Egypt After the Pyramids and Egypt in the Imagination. He was awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation to support the research and writing of a book. Venticinque's research has been published in Historia, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, and The Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists. Ph.D., M.A, B.A., University of Chicago.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Does work in the history of ancient and early modern philosophy, the philosophy of feminism, and the philosophy of law. Her courses include Asian Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Modern Philosophy: Seventeenth Century, Philosophy of Feminism, and Philosophy of Law. Ph.D. and M.A., Claremont Graduate University; B.A., Northwestern University.
Professor of Religion
Teaches the classical studies courses Jesus in the Gospels, Epistles of Paul, and Christian Foundations. He is the author of a book on comparative theological method: “Divergent Traditions, Converging Faiths: Troeltsch, Comparative Theology, and the Conversation with Hinduism.” He has also published articles in Religion East & West, Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development, Sewanee Theological Review, Cistercian Studies Quarterly, Indian Journal of Theology, and Studies in Interreligious Dialogue. Ph.D., Boston College; M.A., Episcopal Divinity School; B.A., Grinnell College.
Christina Morris Penn-Goetsch
Professor of Art History
Teaches the classical studies courses Roman and Etruscan Art and City of Rome (taught in Italy). Teaches courses in art history and is committed to teaching the love of art through the examination of material culture from various peoples and periods. Her classroom teaching is supplemented by formal papers presented nationally and internationally. Much of her research focuses on gender studies and the art and architecture of early modern Europe, as well as questions of identity in contemporary art. Ph.D. and M.A., University of Iowa; B.A., University of Virginia.
Professor of Classics Emeritus
B.A., Hunter College; University of North Carolina; L.H.D., Cornell College.