Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics
B.A., Millsaps College, 2006; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 2008; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2013.
Has taught Classics and Western Civilization as an instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2006-2013 and has tutored students in several distance learning and independent programs.
Latin and Greek language and literature, Hellenistic philosophy, Greek and Roman mythology and civilization, Western civilization, Greek tragedy, gender studies, and reception/film studies.
Honors & Awards
Honors include a University of Wisconsin-Madison Dissertator Fellowship, a Nomination for the Annual Prize for Best Oral Paper by the Women's Classical Caucus, and a Nomination for a UW-Madison Teaching Fellowship in his second year of study. Awards include several CAMWS recognitions for Outstanding Accomplishments in Classical Studies as well as Honored Instructor Awards given by UW-Madison University Housing. He received a UW-Madison L&S University Teaching Fellow Award in 2012.
Conference Presentations and Works in Progress
Academic conference presentations include "Satiric Elements and the Theory of Multiple Explanations in Lucretius' Didactic Poetry" (CAMWS, 2013); "Reading Atomic Intertextuality in Lucretius' De Rerum Natura" (APA, 2013); "A Narratological Analysis of Thucydides 3.113: Paradigmatic Possibilities" (CAMWS SS, 2010); "Oliver Stone's Olympias: Alexander's Mother Complex" (Film & History Conference, 2010); and "Mechanisms for a Gender Transformation in Statius' Achilleid" (CAMWS, 2009). He is currently working on two scholarly articles entitled, "Reading Homeric Intertextuality through Lucretian Atomology" and "The Poetics of Magnets and Friendship in Lucretius." His long term research goals include a book-length study on the theory and practice of Roman friendship as well as additional articles on the study of social bonds in Catullus' poems, gender performance in Statius' Achilleid, narratological strategies in Thucydides' Histories, and the multiplicity of the chorus in Aeschylus' Agamemnon. His interdisciplinary research interests include analyzing the ancient world on screen in the emerging field of Film Studies and the presentation of classical works and ideas through digital media production. The impetus for all these projects stems from a belief that the purpose of academic research is to elevate academic discourse in the classroom.