- Classics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies
I first started teaching at Westminster in 1995 and have been continuously teaching here since 1997. I received my doctorate in Classics and Classical Archaeology at the University of Missouri-Columbia (1993). I received my BA in Greek, Latin, and Mathematics from the University of California-Davis (1978). I teach a wide variety of courses about the Greeks and the Romans and my academic interests are fairly diverse, from such things as the coins of the Greeks and Romans (numismatics), the intersection of Medicine & Religion, the foods that they ate and other aspects of their daily lives.
The small class sizes and the chance to engage in dialogue with the students is one of the things I like most about Westminster. As an aid to my teaching, I also like to use various media (including the web) and other means, such as Greek and Roman coins (real), pottery (modern imitations), and food (prepared by me using authentic recipes). Students are always welcome to drop by my office if they have questions or just want to chat. I also encourage them to e-mail me or call me at home if they have questions-although I typically say not after 10 pm or so!
I live in Columbia with my wife and daughter. When time allows I like playing tennis and walking on the various hiking trails in Columbia, but we all enjoy cooking (my daughter likes making desserts the most, although she will occasionally help us with other items).
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