Dr. Amy Norgard
Assistant Professor of Classics
MW - 1:00 - 3:00, and by appointment
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)
Since coming to Truman in 2015, I have taught classes in Latin language and culture, I have served as the advisor to Eta Sigma Phi, the undergraduate Classics Honors Society, and I have overseen student research initiatives. Additionally, I am an organizer of the meetings of the Missouri Classical Association. 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, within a satiric medium.
I oversee a service learning project in which a group of Truman Classics students teach Latin and study skills to local fourth grade students. We have been a designated Aequora site through the Paideia Institute since 2017. Our service project, entitled "Teaching Literacy through Latin," was awarded a Missouri Campus Compact grant for AY 2017-2018. At the Meeting of CAMWS in 2019, I presented on a panel organized by the Paideia Institute about the Truman Aequora site and the service learning curriculum that I have developed for the student participants. Check out my abstract here!
Roga me de lingua Latina dicenda! Ask me about speaking Latin. You just may receive a Latin postcard from me! #LatinSnailMail. I also enjoy attending Latin immersion events and making Latin comprehensible.
Sequere me in Pipiatione! @AmyNorgard
Courses taught at Truman:
CLAS 310: Classical Antiquity on Screen
CLAS 352: Roman Civilization
CLAS 361: Greek and Roman Mythology
CLAS 461: Classics Capstone Experience
CML 200: Service Learning - Latin
LATN 150: Elementary Latin I
LATN 151: Elementary Latin II
LATN 250: Intermediate Latin I
LATN 251: Intermediate Latin II
LATN 350: Petronius and Apuleius
LATN 450: Latin Prose Composition