Faculty & Staff

Ph.D. Classical Philology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015)
Teaching Certification in Latin, grades K-12, Illinois Council on Teacher Education (2012)
M.A. Classics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2009)
B.A. Classical Languages, Marquette University (2007)

After completing my graduate work at the University of Illinois, I came to Truman State University in 2015.  At Truman, I teach classes in Latin language and culture at a variety of levels, and I serve as advisor to Eta Sigma Phi, the undergraduate Classics Honors Society. I currently oversee a service learning project in which a group of advanced Latin students teach Latin and study skills to local fourth grade students.  Our group was awarded a Missouri Campus Compact grant for AY 2017-2018.  My research interests include Augustan Age literature, Roman satire, reception and film studies, and Classical pedagogy.  I am currently revising my dissertation, a study on Horace's Satires and its employment of imagery of the physical body and sensory aesthetics, especially within a satiric medium.  I have also organized a panel for the Classical Antiquity section at the 2017 Film and History conference on the Classical traditions of horror films, in which I will present on the 2016 Puritan horror film, "The Witch."  

Additionally, I serve as Missouri's state representative for CAMWS.  If you have any questions regarding CAMWS membership, or the teaching of Classics at any level in the state of Missouri, please do not hesitate to contact me at missouri@camws.org


Courses taught at Truman:

CLAS 352: Roman Civilization

LATN 150: Elementary Latin I

LATN 151: Elementary Latin II

LATN 250: Intermediate Latin I

LATN 350: Petronius and Apuleius

LATN 450: Latin Prose Composition


Office Hours Fall 2017

MW 10:30-11:30 AM and 2:00-4:00 PM

TuTh 2:00-3:00 PM 

and by appointment