Thomas Jerome Sienkewicz

Department of Classics
Monmouth, Illinois 61462
(714) SALVETE
(815) 346-2565 FAX
tjsienkewicz@monmouthcollege.edu

The Bird's Nest West
1103 East Second Avenue
Monmouth, Illinois 61462
(714) SALVETE

Education:
College of the Holy Cross, 1968-71
B.A. in Classics, summa cum laude, 1971
Aegean Institute (Poros, Greece), 1970
The Johns Hopkins University, 1971-75
M.A. in Classics, 1973
dissertation and archaeological research in Paris, France, 1973
Ph.D. in Classics, 1975

Dissertation:

Euripides' Trojan Women: An Interpretative Study based upon the Role of the Chorus and Ironic Development
Advisor: Marsh McCall (Stanford University)

Current Position:
Minnie Billings Capron Professor of Classics, Monmouth College, 1985-present
Chair of Classics Department, Monmouth College, 1984-present

Previous
Professional Experience

Visiting Associate Professor, Monmouth College, 1984-85
Assistant Professor, Howard University, 1975-81; Associate Professor, 1981-85
Graduate Instructor,The Johns Hopkins University, 1974-75

Other Professional Experience:
NEH Summer Institute on "Homer and Oral Traditions," Visiting Faculty Member
University of Arizona at Tucson, June, 1994

ACM Florence in the Arts Programs, Visiting Director 1992-93;
Visiting Professor, 2010

Orbis Romanus, 1992 Summer Latin Institute Visiting Lecturer, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, Maryland

Georgetown University, School of Continuing Education 1975; 1979

Courses Taught:
All levels of Latin and Greek language, Introduction to Classical Studies, The Ancient Epic, Ancient Love Poetry, Ancient Comedy, Ancient Tragedy, Classical Mythology and Star Wars, Women in Classical Mythology, Classical Mythology in Art, Classical Mythology in the 20th Century, world Mythology, Classical Mythology and Religion, Word Elements, History of Greece, The Ancient Family, Sport and Recreation in the Ancient World, Africa and Blacks in Antiquity, The Ancient City, Ancient Literature: Love and Marriage, Ancient Literature: Enthusiasm, The Ancient Novel, Images of Masculinity, Reading Across the Millennia, Sacred Places, and Elementary Italian. In addition, I have taught Renaissance and modern literature in Howard University's general education program. At Monmouth I have participated frequently in Freshman Seminar, where I have taught texts like Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, and the Bible as literature. I have also taught courses in the Honors Program at both Howard University and Monmouth College.

Media Appearances:
"Making the classics relevant in the 21st century" on Colin McEnroe's national radio show on WNPR on Sept. 17, 2009
"The Latin Teacher Shortage" on WVIK Rock Island, March 6, 2003. Podcast.
"Latin Renaissance" on National Public Radio's "The Connection" on WBUR Boston, July 6, 2001. See http://www.theconnection.org/archive/2001/07/0706b.shtml
Milton Rosenberg's Extension 720 on WGN Chicago, December 6, 1999
Fred Anderle's call-in show on WOSU in Columbus, Ohio, on November 24, 1999

Foreign Travel:
Greece (1970 and 1974); Italy (1974, 1988, 1991, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009); residence in Paris (1973-74); residence in Edinburgh (1972); Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, and Senegal (1987); France (1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006); Roman Britain (1988, 2013); residence in Florence (1992-93; 2010); Russia (2004); Spain (2004, 2006) and Japan (2007). I have led groups to: Rome in 1992, 2002, 2006 and 2009; Naples in 2004; Greece in 1998, 1999, 2007, and 2013; Turkey in 1999 and 2010; Roman France in 2000; and Roman Spain in 2012.

Professional Affiliations:
American Philological Association (APA) 1974-present
Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) 1974-present

American Classical League (ACL) 1975-present
Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS)1984-present
Illinois Classical Conference (ICC) 1984-present
Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL) 1989-present
American Association of University Professors (AAUP) 1974-1993
Eta Sigma Phi National Classics Honorary 1985-present
Vergilian Society 2004-present

Awards:
Illinois Classical Conference Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014
American Classical League Meritus Award, 2014
Eta Sigma Phi Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014

Hatch Distinguished Teaching Award (Monmouth College), 2012
Hatch Distinguished Faculty Award for Scholarship (Monmouth College), 2005

CAMWS Ovatio, 2002 (Classical Journal 98 [2002]: 73-75)
CAMWS Outstanding Regional Vice-President 1997
CAMWS Outstanding State Vice-President 1995
Illinois Lieutenant Governor's Award for Contributions to Foreign Language Learning 1993
Burlington-Northern Award for Outstanding Teaching and Professional Development 1991
American Philological Association Award for Excellence in Teaching of the Classics 1989
Honorary Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
University of Edinburgh, Scotland 1982
Phi Beta Kappa, Hopkins Chapter 1976
NDEA Graduate Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins University 1971-1974

Grants:
Mentor, ACM Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow Grant (2011-present)

Japan Study Faculty Development Grant (2007)

Global Partners Project Faculty Development Seminar in Russia: "Art in Russia's Changing Economy and Society, From Subsidy to Survival: Preserving and Creating the Arts in post-Soviet Russia," Joseph C. Troncale, Director (2004)

Central College Travel Grant to visit to off-campus site in Granada, Spain (2004)

Associated Colleges of the MidWest Minority Student Summer Scholarship mentor for Zina Lewis (1999) and for Rebekah McBeth (2000)

NEH Summer Seminarist, American Academy in Rome"The Roman Family and Household," Richard Saller and John Bodel, directors  (1991)

British Council Academic Travel Grant 1988

Faculty Research Grant, University of Michigan, Program for Inter-Institutional Collaboration in Area Studies (PICAS) (1987-88)

NEH Summer Fellowship, "The Sunjata: An Oral Epic of West Africa" (1987)

Illinois Humanities Council Summer Institute, "On Teaching Roman Civilization in High School," Project Director and Participating Humanist (1987)

NEH Summer Seminarist, Harvard University, "The Ancient Greek Concept of Myth and Contemporary Theory and Criticism," Gregory Nagy, director (1985)

Books:
The Power of Place: A Festschrift for Janet Goodhue Smith, editor with Robert Timothy Chasson. Chicago: Associated Colleges of the Midwest, 2012.  

Disce! An Introductory Latin Course, with Kenneth F. Kitchell, Jr. New York: Prentice Hall, 2011

Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World, editor. Salem Press Inc., 2007.

Vergil: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader with LeaAnn Osburn. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2004.
Reviewed by Edith Foster in The Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2004.09.38.

LEGAMUS Transitional Readers. Series editor with Kenneth Kitchell. Vergil (2004); Catullus (2006); Ovid (2008); Horace (2008); Cicero (2010); Plato (2010)

Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Editor. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2002.
Reviewed by Mary Ellen Quinn in
The Booklist;  Apr 1, 2002; Choice, May, 2002, pg. 156; Abigail F. Ellsworth in Reference & User Quarterly 2002 Summer; 41(4):390-391.

World Dictionary of Foreign Expressions by Gabriel Adeleye and Kofi Acquah-Dadzie, edited with James McDonough, Jr. Chicago, Ill.: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 1999.
Reviewed in Library Journal July 1999:79; Steinberg, Neil. "English language falls short," Chicago Sun-Times November 2, 1999, pg. 40; Constable, Burt, "Voila! Dictionary proves we are not ignoramuses," Chicago Daily Herald October 26, 1999, Section 1, pg. 12.; Kilpatrick, James J., "Here are data on writerly gifts," Chicago Sun Times October 5, 1999; Choice, May, 2000, pg. 1615.


Theories of Myth: An Annotated Guide. Scarecrow Press and Salem Press, 1997.
Reviewed in Religious Studies Review 25 (1999) 53; College and Research Libraries 59 (1998) 468-469; Journal of Children's Literature 27 (2001) 71.

World Mythology: An Annotated Guide to Collections and Anthologies. Salem Press and Scarecrow Press, 1996.
Reviewed in: Library Journal (February 1, 1997) 74; Choice, April 1997, Vol 34, No. 8; ARBA97, pg. 99, #1092; Reference Reviews 11/4 (1997), 12; Asian Folklore Studies 57 (1998) 150-152.

Festschrift in Honor of Charles Speel, edited with James Betts. Monmouth, Ill.: Monmouth College Press, 1996

Foxfestschrift in Honor of Bernice L. Fox, editor and contributor. Monmouth, Ill.: Monmouth College Press, 1992.

The Classical Epic: An Annotated Bibliography. Pasadena, Ca. and Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 1991.
Reviewed in The Classical World 86 (1992-1993) 69-70.

Sex Fabulae Breves, translated by Bernice L. Fox and edited by Thomas J. Sienkewicz
Monmouth, Ill.: Monmouth College Press, 1990

Oral Cultures Past and Present: Rappin' and Homer with Vivien Edwards, of Birkbeck College. Oxford: Blackwells, 1990
Reviewed in The Classical Review 41 n.s. (1991) 493-494; Classical Outlook 71 (1994) 106.

Classical Gods and Heroes in the National Gallery of Art. A Handbook of artwork with themes from Greco-Roman mythology Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1983
Reviewed in Classical Outlook 61 (1984) 102; New England Classical Newsletter XIII (1986) 18-19.

Consultant:
Consultant for review of Department of Classics at Beloit College (2012) and Department of Classics at North Central College (2012)
Consultant for the Department of Education at the University of Iowa (2009); Consultant-Evaluator for North Central Association visitation teams to Hendrix College and Hanover College in 1999,  to Missouri Valley College in 2004, to St. John's College Santa Fe in 2009, and to University of Minnesota Morris 2010.
Outside Reader for Senior Paper, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois: 1998, 2000, 2004, and 2006.
Fazal, Minaz. Intermediate Latin Readings at http://www.iona.edu/latin (see http://www.iona.edu/latin/credits.html).
African specialist for Wickersham, John, ed. Myths and Legends of the World. New York: Macmillan, 2000.

Articles:
"Teaching Hercules in Florence" in The Power of Place: A Festschrift for Janet Goodhue Smith, edited by  Robert Timothy Chasson and Thomas J. Sienkewicz. Chicago: Associated Colleges of the Midwest, 2012.  
"Lindsey Davis" in Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction. Revised Edition, edited b Carl Rollyson. Salem Press, 2008
"Using 'Reading Textbooks' at the College Level: From Day One to the Latin Major." with Cynthia White, Mary C. English, and John Gruber-Miller. Classical Journal 101 ((2005-2006), pp. 65-98.
"Lingua Latina Liberis: Four Models for Latin in the Elementary School," with Alice Mulberry, Patrice Reaves, Elizabeth Kann and Barbara Bell. Classical Journal 99 (2003/04) 301-312. Reiussed in CPL Forum On-Line 1 (2004). http://www.marshall.edu/classical-studies/sienkewicz2cplFORUMonline.pdf
"Linking Latin in the Curriculum Beyond the Latin Classroom: Several Collaborative Models." With Edward V. George, James V. Lowe, Sue Ann Moore, and Sarah Wright. Classical Journal 99 (2003/04) 177-191.
"Alcestis," "The Bacchae," "Carmina of Catullus," "Ode to Aphrodite," "Prometheus Bound," and "The Trojan Women." Cyclopedia of Literary Places. Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2003.
"Introduction" to Horace Fully Parsed Word by Word (Wauconda, Ill.: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2003).

"Greek Poetry in Antiquity" with Richard Martin. Critical Survey of Poetry, 2nd revised edition. Pasadena, Ca.: 2002, pp. 4684-4694.
"'Abd Allah ibn Sa'd ibn Abi Sarh," in Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2002, pp. 179-180.
"Abraha" in
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2002, pg. 181.
"Aristides of Miletus" in
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2002, pp. 287-288.
"Celsus, Aulus Cornelius" in
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2002, pp. 393-394.
"Jingu" in
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2002, pp. 680-681.
"Mimaji" in
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2002, pg. 792.
"Mu'allaqat,Al-"  in Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2002, pp. 811-812.
"Ojin Tenno" in
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2002, pg. 850.
"Qijia culture" in
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2002, pg. 943.
"'Uthman ibn 'Affan" in
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2002, pg. 1109.
"Xin zhui's tomb" in
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2002, pg. 1144.
"Zhangdi" in
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2002, pg. 1164.
"Bibliography."  in
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2002, pp. 1229-1275.
"Time Line." in
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2002, pp. 1173-1192.
"Web Sites." in
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World,  Pasadena, Ca.: Salem Press, 2002, pp. 1223-1228.
"Aristotle"  in the Encyclopedia of Literary Critics and Criticism,  Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers of London, 1999, pp. 47-51.
"Drama: Theory and Criticism"  in the Encyclopedia of Literary Critics and Criticism,  Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers of London, 1999, pp. 325-236.
"Epic" in the Encyclopedia of Literary Critics and Criticism,  Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers of London, 1999, pp. 362-363.

"Latin Teaching Standards: Process, Philosophy and Application." With Danetta Genung, Carol Ihlendorf and Sue Robertson. Classical Journal 95 (1999): 55-63.
"Nero," in Dictionary of World Biography: The Ancient World, Salem Press (1998) 577-580.
"All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes," in Issues and Identities in Literature, Salem Press (1997) 47-48.
"Angelou, Maya (Marguerite Johnson)" in Issues and Identities in Literature, Salem Press (1997) 89-90.
"Angelou, Maya, Poetry of" in Issues and Identities in Literature, Salem Press (1997) 90-91.
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," in Issues and Identities in Literature, Salem Press (1997) 511.
"Plautus," revised for Cyclopoedia of World Authors, Revised Edition, edited by Frank N. Magill, Salem Press (1997), 1610-1611.
"Terence," revised for Cyclopoedia of World Authors, Revised Edition, edited by Frank N. Magill, Salem Press (1997), 1987-1988.
"Cleopatra: Sister of the Moon," in Masterplots II: Juvenile and Young Adult Biography, Salem Press (1993) 385-388. 
"Carl Lewis," in The Twentieth Century: Great Athletes, Salem Press, (1992), 1455-1459. 
"Yet Do I Marvel," in Masterplots II: Poetry, Salem Press (1992), 2476-2478. 
"Courage and a Steadfast Heart: Joe Paterno, Aeneas and the Latin Student," in Foxfestschrift in Honor of Bernice L. Fox, Monmouth College Press, 1992 
"The Triad Course: Teaching Classics in the One-Room Schoolhouse" in Monmouth College Faculty Forum 4 (1991), 7-10. 
"The Greeks Are Too Like the Others: The Sunjata epic of West Africa" in Myth and Polis, edited by John Wickersham and Dora Pozzi Cornell University Press, 1991.
Reviewed by Daniel P. Tompkins in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 3.2 (1992), 152-157.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," in Masterplots II: Juvenile and Young Adult Fiction, Vol. II, Salem Press (1991), 10-12.
"Aristotle's Poetics," in Critical Survey of Literary Theory, Salem Press (1988), 36-44.
"Aeschylus" in Great Lives from History: Ancient and Medieval, Salem Press (1988), 48-53.
"Sophocles" in Great Lives from History: Ancient and Medieval, Salem Press (1988), 1967-1971.
"Sundjata" in Great Lives from History: Ancient and Medieval, Salem Press (1988), 2032-2036.
"Aeschylus," in Magill's Critical Survey of Drama, Salem Press (1986), 20-30.
"Sophocles," in Magill's Critical Survey of Drama, Salem Press (1986), 563-578.
"Euripides," in Magill's Critical Survey of Drama, Salem Press (1986), 1722-1733.
"Anacreon," in Magill's Critical Survey of Poetry, Salem Press (1984), 33-39.
"Archilochus," in Magill's Critical Survey of Poetry, Salem Press (1984), 85-92.
"Sextus Propertius," in Magill's Critical Survey of Poetry, Salem Press (1984), 1282-1291.
"Historical Perspectives: Latin Poetry," in Magill's Critical Survey of Poetry, Salem Press (1984), 2081-2117.
"The Chorus of Prometheus Bound: Harmony of Suffering," Ramus 13 (1984), 60-73.
"Long Fiction in Antiquity," in Magill's Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Salem Press (1984), 1997-2018.
"A Note on Anchises' Name," Aevum 56 (1982), 19-20.
"Catullus: Another Attis?" The Classical Bulletin 57 (1981), 37-43.
"Circles, Confusion and the Chorus of Agamemnon," Eranos 78 (1980), 133-142.
"On Euripides' Trojan Women 279-91," The Classical Outlook 57 (1980), 97-98.
"Helen--Scapegoat or Siren?" The Classical Bulletin 56 (1980), 39-43.
"Euripides' Trojan Women: An Interpretation," Helios 6 (1978), 81-95.
"Sophocles' Telepheia," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 20 (1976), 109-112.

Reviews:
Hughes-Hallett. Heroes: Saviours, Traitors, and Supermen (Viking Canada, 2005). Amphora 6 (2007): 16-17.
Bertman, Stephen. Climbing
Olympus What You Can Learn From Greek Myth and Wisdom. (Sourcebooks, Inc., 2003). Amphora 4 (2005): 16-18.
Laura K. McClure, ed. Sexuality and Gender in the Classical World. Interpreting Ancient History Series. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2002. H-Net Book Reviews for H-Women (http://www.h-net.org/~women/). May 4, 2004
(See http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=h-women&month=0405&week=a&msg=vLZLHo76DiDZQpmc3kM5ZQ&user=&pw=).
Taylor-Briggs, P. Ruth. VIA PLANA: Graduated Readings in Advanced Latin. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2001.06.15. (http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2001/2001-06-15.html)
Sarah B. Pomeroy. Spartan WomenH-Net Book Reviews for H-Women (http://www.h-net.org/~women/). January 7, 2004.
(See http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=h-women&month=0403&week=b&msg=rk5z3VKfM9CryBQuylEZqw&user=&pw.)

William Blake Tyrrell and Larry J. Bennett. Recapturing Sophocles' Antigone. Classical Outlook 78 (2001), 173.
James H. Dee. A Lexicon of Latin Derivatives in Italian, Spanish, French, and English. The Classical Bulletin 76 (2000), 97-100.
Cynthia Gardiner. The Chorus of Sophocles. The Classical Bulletin 64 (1988), 56-57.
Anne Carson. Eros The Bittersweet. The Classical Bulletin 63 (1987), 89-90.
Andrew Brown. A New Companion to Greek Tragedy. The Classical Bulletin 61 (1985), 21-22.
"Sappho's 'Prayer to Aphrodite,'" "Homer's 'Odyssey'" and "Euripides' 'Trojan Women'" in Magill's On-Line Book Review (Salem Press), 1985.
R. Scodel. The Trojan Trilogy of Euripides. American Journal of Philology 105 (1984), 482-484.
W.P. Johnson. The Idea of Lyric. The Classical Bulletin 60 (1984), 62-63.
R.W.B. Burton. The Chorus in Sophocles' Tragedies. The Classical Bulletin 58 (1982), 58.
R.P. Winnington-Ingram. Sophocles. An Interpretation. The Classical Bulletin 57 (1981), 9-80.
P. Pucci. The Violence of Pity in Euripides' Medea. The Classical Bulletin 57 (1980), 31-32.
A. Kossatz-Deissmann. Dramen des Aischylos auf westgriechischen Dramen. Archaeological News 9 (1980), 75-76.
J. Carriere. Le choeur secondaire dans le drame grec. American Journal of Philology 100 (1979), 586-587.

Essay Reviews:
duBois, Page. Out of Athens. Magill's Literary Annual 2010 (Salem Press).
Strauss, Barry S.  The Spartacus War.
Magill's Literary Annual 2010 (Salem Press), 750-7541.
Smith, Alexander McCall. The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday.
Magill's Literary Annual 2009 (Salem Press), 137-141.
Pomeroy, Sarah B. The Murder of Regilla: A Case of Domestic Violence in Antiquity.
Magill's Literary Annual 2008 (Salem Press), 495-499.
Smith, Alexander McCall. The Right Attitude to Rain.
Magill's Literary Annual 2007 (Salem Press), 639-642.
Stavens, Ilan. Dictionary Days. A Defining Passion.
Magill's Literary Annual 2006 (Salem Press), 181-185.
Boatwright, Mary, T, Daniel J. Gargola, and Richard J.A. Talbert. The Romans: From Village to Empire.  Magill's Literary Annual 2005 (Salem Press), 677-681.
Miller, Stephen G. Ancient Greek Athletics. Magill's Literary Annual 2005 (Salem Press), 61-65.
Brague, Remi. The Wisdom of the World: The Human Experience of the Universe in Western Thought. Magill's Literary Annual 2004 (Salem Press), 847-850.
McWhorter, John. The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language. Magill’s Literary Annual 2003 (Salem Press), 619-623.
Clapp, Nicholas. Sheba. Through the Desert In Search of the Legendary Queen. Magill's Literary Annual 2002 (Salem Press), 747-751.
Rybczynski, Witold. One Good Turn. A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw. Magill's Literary Annual 2001 (Salem Press), 679-683.
Feldman, Charles. The Greek Achievement: The Foundation of the Western World. Magill's On-Line Review, 2000.
Weber, Eugen. Apocalypses. Magill’s Literary Annual 2000 (Salem Press), 44-47.
Gould, Stephen Jay. Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Words. Magill's On-Line Review, 1999.
Handke, Peter. Once Again for Thucydides. Magill’s Literary Annual 1999 (Salem Press), 589-592.
Gould, Stephen Jay. Questioning the Millennium. Magill’s Literary Annual 1998 (Salem Press), 652-655.
Lefkowitz, Mary R., and Guy MacLean Rogers. Black Athena Revisited. Magill's Literary Annual 1997. (Salem Press).
Mitchell, William J. City of Bits. Magill's Literary Annual 1996 (Salem Press), 112-115.
Wolff, Tobias. In Pharaoh's Army. Magill's Literary Annual 1995 (Salem Press), 347-350.
Calasso, Roberto. The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony. Magill's Literary Annual 1994 (Salem Press), 508-511.
Miller, J. Hillis. Ariadne's Thread. Magill's Literary Annual 1993 (Salem Press), 32-35.
Burchfield, Robert. Unlocking the English Language. Magill's Literary Annual 1992 (Salem Press), 849-853.
Wilford, John Noble. The Mysterious History of Columbus. Magill's Literary Annual 1992 (Salem Press), 540-544.
Stock, Robert. D. Flutes of Dionysus. Magill's Literary Annual 1991 (Salem Press), 304-307.
Henry, Elisabeth. The Vigour of Prophecy. A Study of Virgil's "Aeneid." Magill's Literary Annual 1991 (Salem Press), 847-850.
Green, Peter. Alexander to Actium. Magill's Literary Annual 1991 (Salem Press), 15-19.
Bernard Knox. Essays Ancient and Modern. Magill's Literary Annual 1990 (Salem Press), 219-221.
Paul Veyne. A History of Private Life from Pagan Rome to Byzantium. Magill's Literary Annual 1988 (Salem Press), 386-391.
Conacher, D. J. Aeschylus' Oresteia. A Literary Commentary. Magill's Literary Annual 1988 (Salem Press), 1-5.
Eric A. Havelock. The Muse Learns to Write. Magill's Literary Annual 1987 (Salem Press), 590-593.
Anne Carson. Eros the Bittersweet. Magill's Literary Annual 1987 (Salem Press), 248-252 (with Anne. W. Sienkewicz).
C.J. Herington. Poetry into Drama. Magill's Literary Annual 1986 (Salem Press), 742-746.
Ramsay MacMullen. Christianizing the Roman Empire (A.D. 100-400). Magill's Literary Annual, History and Biography, 1985 (Salem Press), 68-72.
George Steiner. Antigones. Magill's Literary Annual 1985 (Salem Press), 17-21.
Thomas Hagg. The Novel in Antiquity. Magill's Literary Annual 1984 (Salem Press), 618-623.

Contributions to Professional Meetings
"Latin in the 21st Century: Future Challenges," CAMWS-SS, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 2014
"Discovering Emerita Augusta in Modern Merida," Illinois Classical Conference, Chicago, 2014
"Taking Students to Roman Spain," American Classical League Institute, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2014
"Transformations of Hercules in Florence," at "Hercules: A Hero for All Ages" Conference, University of Leeds, England, 2013.
"Integrating Latin teaching Standards into a Latin Course", CAMWS Southern Section, Tallahassee, Florida, 2012
"Using MyLatinLab," Illinois Classical Conference, Chicago, 2012
"Roman Florentia: Florence for Latin Teachers and Students",  American Classical League Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012
"
MyLatinLab: Towards a Paperless Latin Course," CAMWS, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2012
"Roaming in Roman Florentia:  Visiting Florence with Latin Students," Illinois Classical Conference, Urbana, Illinois, 2011
"The Zen of Disce!: Letting Go of Preconceptions," with Kenneth Kitchell,  ACL Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
"Using Clickers in the Elementary Latin Classroom " CAMWS Southern Section, Richmond, Virginia, 2010
"Clickers in the Latin Classroom,"  Illinois Classical Conference, Galesburg, Illinois, 2010
"Gladiatorial Tombstones and Private Lives in the Latin Classroom," ACL Summer Institute, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2010
"
Marketing Your Degree in Classics: Expanding Your Students' Horizons," CAMWS, Oklahoma City, 2010
"Tantalus and Sisyphus in the Modern World," Illinois Classical Conference, Evanston, Illinois, 2009
"Gladiators in the Latin Classroom," 2009 ACL Summer Institute, Los Angeles, California
"U.S. Presidents and Politics in Classical Cartoon Art," 2008 ACL Summer Institute, Durham, New Hampshire
"A Tantalizing Sisyphean Task," CAMWS, Tucson, Arizona, 2008
"The Trojan War in Cartoon Art," American Classical League Institute, Nashville, Tennessee, 2007
"The National Latin Exam in College? Why and How" with Liane Houghtalin, CAMWS, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2007
"Teaching Latin in the 21st Century: Some Observations by Eta Sigma Phi Members" (organizer and presider), CAMWS, Gainesville, Florida, 2006.
“Promoting the Lesser Taught Languages: Sharing the Latin Experience" (organizer and presider), American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005.
 “Promoting Latin in the 20th Century, " American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005.
"Promoting Latin in CAMWS' First Century and Beyond." CAMWS, Madison, Wisc., 2005.
"Latin is a Dead Language or the Empire of a Sign: 1900-2000." CAMWS, St. Louis, Mo., 2004.
“Understanding Spoken Latin with Forum Romanum" with Michael Fanucce and Matthew Katsenes at the Illinois Classical Conference in Chicago, 2004.
"Growing Our Own: Creating the Latin Teachers of the Future", a Pre-Institute Workshop with Kenneth Kitchell and Ginny Lindzey. American Classical League Institute, Buffalo, N.Y., 2003.
"Latin Transitional Readers for the 21st Century," Presider and Presenter, with Kenneth Kitchell, LeaAnn Osburn, and Sean Smith. American Classical League Institute, Buffalo, N.Y., 2003.
"Promoting Latin as a CAMWS VP" in a panel entitled "Workshop for CAMWS Vice-Presidents" at  CAMWS, Lexington, Kentucky, 2003.
"The LEGAMUS Transitional Reader Series" with Kenneth Kitchell at CAMWS, Lexington, Kentucky, 2003.
"Using FORUM ROMANUM in the Latin Classroom" with Jennifer Mitten and Michael Fanucce. American Classical League Institute, Madison, Wisc., 2002.

"Linking Latin in the Curriculum Beyond the Latin Classroom" (organizer and presider of a CPL panel) CAMWS, Austin, Texas, 2002.
"Helping Marcus Read: Some Approaches towards Bridging the Transition from Elementary Latin to Reading Roman Authors." Moderator. CAMWS, Austin, Texas, 2002.
"The Darker Side: The Use of Classical Mythology in Rock Music of the Late Twentieth Century," with Marty Pickens, CAMWS, Austin, Texas, 2002.
"Vocabulary Building: Student-Teacher Colloquium" (moderator), CAAS fall meeting, Washington, D.C., 1978.AMWS, Austin, Texas, 2002.
"From 'Stupid Cupid' to 'Achilles, the Agony and the Ecstasy': Classical Mythology and Pop/Rock Music in the 20th Century." Illinois Classical Conference, Itaska, Illinois, 2001.
"Running a District-wide Classics Bee." American Classical League Institute, San Antonio, Texas, 2001.
"What Marcus Can Read: A Panel on Transitional Reading in Latin." Moderator. American Classical League Institute, San Antonio, Texas, 2001.
"Latin Outreach: Working with Administrators, Counselors, and Parents," moderator of a CPL panel at CAMWS, Provo, Utah, 2001.
"From 'Stupid Cupid' to 'Achilles, the Agony and the Ecstasy': Classical Mythology and Pop/Rock Music in the 20th Century," with Marty Pickens, CAMWS, Provo, Utah, 2001.
"Teaching Latin in Elementary and Middle School," moderator of a CPL panel at CAMWS Southern section, Athens, Georgia, 2000.
"Romans on the Rhone: The Major Roman Sites in the Rhone Valley" an illustrated lecture with Thomas Watkins at the Illinois Classical Conference in Chicago, Illinois, 2000.
"Who Will Teach the Teachers? A Panel Discussion of the Apparent Shortage of Latin Teachers," panelist at the Illinois Classical Conference in Chicago, Illinois, 2000.
"Classical Philosophy in Modern Cartoons," an illustrated lecture at CAMWS, Cleveland, Ohio, 1999.
"Teaching Diverse Student Populations in the Latin Classroom" (organizer and presider at a CPL panel) CAMWS, Cleveland, Ohio, 1999.
"Teaching Latin into the 21st Century," moderator of CPL panel at CAMWS Southern Section, Waco, Texas, 1998.
"Latin Teaching Standards," moderator of CPL panel at CAMWS, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1998.
"International Baccalaureate and Block Scheduling," co-moderator of CPL panel at CAMWS, Boulder, Colorado, 1997.
"Report on the 1996 Goals for Education: A Latin Teacher's Perspective," joint meeting of the Illinois Classical Conference, the Missouri Classical Association, the Illinois Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, and the Missouri Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, St. Louis, Missouri, 1996.
"Classics in Cartoons," an illustrated lecture at the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers Conference, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1996.
"Classical Sculpture in Florence," an illustrated lecture, at the annual meeting of the American Classical League in College Park, Maryland, June, 1996
"Teaching Comparative Mythology: Some Practical Considerations." Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Nashville, 1996.
"Taking Students Abroad," panelist, Illinois Classical Conference, Champaign, Ill., 1995.
"In Medias Res: Epic Time in Greek and West African Epics," CAMWS, Omaha, Neb., 1995.
"Classical Sculpture in Florence," CAMWS, Atlanta, Georgia 1994. Also at Illinois Classical Conference, Chicago, 1994.
"Rappin' and Homer: Merging the Margins," ICC and ICTFL Foreign Language Conference, Peoria, Il., 1993.
"Gladiators and Their Private Lives," Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Austin, Texas, 1992.
"Workshop on Classics and the Liberal Arts College: Some Collaborative Strategies," convener and moderator, at American Philological Association, Chicago, 1991.
"The Multi-lingual Spider: A Multilanguage Reading from Charlotte's Web," organizer and participant, ICTFL Foreign Language Conference, St. Charles, Il., 1991.
"Panel on the Teaching of Women in Antiquity," participant, Illinois Classical Conference, Macomb, 1991.
"Parsons in West Africa," photographic contributor, at Parsons School of Design, New York, New York, 1991.
"The Triad Course or Teaching Classics in the One-Room Schoolhouse" at American Philological Association, San Francisco, 1990.
"Foreign Language Week Activities" with Fred Keller, Winterfest: ICTFL Foreign Language Conference, Western Springs, Illinois, 1990."Foreign Language Olympics: Parallel Projects for College and High School," with LeaAnn Osburn and Nancy Riesco, at Taking Stock: Annual Statewide Foreign Language Conference, Springfield, Illinois, 1989.
"Ancient History in Cartoons," Illinois Classical Conference, Pekin, Illinois, 1989.
"Classics in Cartoons," Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Lexington, Kentucky, 1989.
"Non-punitive Grading in Language Class," Conference for Teachers of Foreign Languages, Normal, Illinois, 1989.
"Classics in Cartoons," Conference for Teachers of Foreign Languages and International Studies, Chicago, Illinois, 1988.
"Performance and Audience in Traditional Oral Epics--A Comparative View," Classical Association of the Middle West and South, New Orleans, Louisiana, April, 1988.
"Creating Productive Ties Between Schools and Colleges," Conference on Second Language and International Studies, Springfield, Illinois, 1987.
"Teaching Techniques and Ideas Exchange" (moderator), Illinois Classical Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October. 1986.
"The Homeric Audience as Social Control: A Glimpse in the Odyssey," Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Tampa, Florida, April, 1986.
"Attending the first Antigone," Illinois Classical Conference, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, October, 1985.
"The 'Galene' of Andromachus the Elder and the Theriac of Mose Charas," Classical Association of the Middle West and South, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1985.
"Metamorphoses in the National Gallery of Art," Classical Association of the Middle West and South, 1984.
"Classical Gods and Heroes at the National Gallery of Art" (illustrated), Classical Association of New England spring meeting, Brunswick, Maine, 1981.
"The Chorus of Prometheus Bound: Harmony of Suffering," CAAS spring meeting, East Orange, N.J., 1980.
"Teaching Mythology at Howard University," American Classical League Institute, Durham, N.H., 1980.
"Vocabulary Building: Student-Teacher Colloquium" (moderator), CAAS fall meeting, Washington, D.C., 1978.
"Catullus: Another Attis?" Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies Conference, Highland Falls, N.Y., 1978.
"Agamemnon Chorus: Structural Confusion," Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies Conference, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., 1976.

Invited Lectures:
"Promoting Latin into the 21st Century: Quo Vademus?" University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2014
"
Promoting Classics Inside and Outside the Classroom," University of Illinois Urbana, September, 2009
"
Why Latin in the 21st Century" Illinois Road Scholars Lecture at Stirling Public Library, Stirling, Illinois, 2007
"The Trojan Horse in Cartoons," Michigan Junior Classical League, Grant, Michigan, 2006
"Classical Myths in the Modern World: A Tantalizing Sisyphean Task," Illinois Road Scholars Lecture at John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois, 2006.
"The Trojan War in Cartoon Art," Classical Association of Virginia in Charlottesville, Illinois and at Western Illinois University in Macomb, 2005.
"Latin Isn't Dead in the 21st Century." Amici, the Classical Association of Iowa, Iowa City. October, 2004.
"The Trojan War in Cartoons." Chicago Classical Club, February, 2005; Western Illinois University, September, 2005; Virginia Classical Association, October, 2005; Monmouth College, 2006.
"An American in Moscow." Monmouth Travel Club, September, 2004.

"A Taste of Tuscany." Monmouth Travel Club, November, 2003.
"From 'Stupid Cupid' to 'Achilles, the Agony and the Ecstasy': Classical Mythology and Pop/Rock Music in the 20th Century." With Marty Pickens, MC'03 at Pekin High School, March, 2003.
"Italy" for Carl Sandburg College College for Seniors, February, 2003.
"Lingua Latina in A.D. MMII." Illinois Classical Conference, 2002.
"From 'Stupid Cupid' to 'Achilles, the Agony and the Ecstasy': Classical Mythology and Pop/Rock Music in the 20th Century." With Marty Pickens, MC'03 Illinois Junior Classical League, Tinley Park, Illinois, March, 2002.
"Latin in the 21st Century," World Community Institute, Bettendorf, Iowa, February 27, 2002.
"Don't Count Latin Out in the 21st Century," Blue Key Last Lecture Series, Monmouth College, February 15, 2002.
"From 'Stupid Cupid' to 'Achilles, the Agony and the Ecstasy': Classical Mythology and Pop/Rock Music in the 20th Century." Barrington Middle Schools Honors Dinner Speaker, Barrington, Illinois, June, 2001.
"Ancient Roman Gladiators: Evidence for Their Private Lives," Western Illinois University History Conference, Macomb, Illinois, March, 2001.
"The Aeneid in Art," Cary Academy, Cary, North Carolina, March, 2001.
"The Trojan Horse in Cartoons," Durham Academy for the Arts, Durham, North Carolina, March, 2001.
"The Private Lives of Gladiators," Illinois Junior Classical League, Tinley Park, Illinois, March, 2001.
"Gladiators and Their Private Lives," Chicago Classical Club, May, 2000.
"The Trojan Horse in Cartoons," Illinois Junior Classical League, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, February, 2000.
"Heracles and Alexander," Western Illinois University, September, 1998.
"Classical Sculpture in Florence," Knox College, May, 1996.
"What is an Epic? A Comparison of the West African Sunjata and the Homeric Epics" and "The Epic Hero in the West African Sunjata and the Homeric Epics" at a NEH Summer Institute on "Homer and Oral Traditions," University of Arizona at Tucson, June, 1994.
"The Theme of Metamorphosis in Art," Orbis Romanus, 1992 NEH Summer Latin Institute, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, Maryland.
"A Tale of Two Epics or What Do Ithacas Mean?," Monmouth College Convocation, October, 1991.
"With Courage and a Steadfast Heart: Vergil, Joe Paterno and the Classics," address to Honors students at Marquette High School in Ottawa, Illinois, May, 1990.
"Can I Get a Witness?: The Role of Audience in Composition in Performance," University of Iowa, Iowa City, April, 1990.
"Is There a Traditional Africa," at Africa Week, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1990.
"With Courage and a Steadfast Heart," address at Latin Honors Banquet at Barrington High School, Barrington, Illinois, May, 1989.
"Classical Iconography in the National Gallery of Art" (illustrated), University of Maine at Orono, April 18, 1984.
"The Chorus of Prometheus Bound: Harmony of Suffering," University of Manchester, England, April 29, 1982.
"The Chorus of Prometheus Bound: Harmony of Suffering," University of St. Andrews, Scotland, April 22, 1982.
"The Chorus of Prometheus Bound: Harmony of Suffering," at a joint meeting of the Glasgow and Edinburgh Departments of Greek, University of Glasgow, Scotland, March 19, 1982.
"Classical Gods and Heroes," University College of St. David, Lampeter, South Wales, February 23, 1982.
"
Classical Gods and Heroes," Machette Foundation Lecture at the University of Wales at Aberystwyth, February 22, 1982.
"Classical Gods and Heroes," University of Reading, England, February 4, 1982.

Professional Service:

A. Internal Service at Monmouth College
Chair, Department of Classics, 1984-present
Faculty Advisor, Gamma Omicron Chapter, Eta Sigma Phi, 1984-2007
Faculty Advisor, Classics Club, 1985-present
Faculty Advisor, ACM Program in London and Florence, 1985-1986; 1988-1992; 1993-2005; 2010-2013
Coordinator of Off-Campus Studies, 1993-1995; 1998-2010
Faculty Secretary, 1994-2005
Global Partners Grant Coordinator, 2001-2003

Member of Instructional Media Task Force, 1996-1998
Member of General Education Task Force, 1996-1999
Member of Information Systems Sub-Committee, 1995-1999
Coordinator of Language Rubric, 1993-1994
Member, Faculty and Institutional Development Committee, 1989-1992
Fulbright Committee, 1990-1992
Library Task Force, 1990-1991; Chair, 1990
President of Monmouth College chapter of the American Association of University Professors, 1989-1990
Vice-President of Monmouth College chapter of the American Association of University Professors, 1988-89
Member of Curriculum Committee, 1988
Member, Library Advisory Committee, 1986-1992
Coordinator, Robert Burns Celebration, 1986; 1987
Member of Peace Week Committee, 1985-1986
Member of Distinction Program Faculty, 1986
Member, Freshman Seminar Faculty, 1985; 1987; 1994-1999; webmaster, 1996
Member, Public Events Committee, 1985-present; chair, 1986-1987
Member of ad-hoc faculty Committee on Distinction, 1984-1985

D. External Service at Monmouth College
Classical Association of the Middle West and South: Nominations Committee, 1986-1989; member, Awards Committee, 1992-1993; State Vice-President for Illinois, 1993-1995; Regional Vice-President, 1995-1997; Chair of the CAMWS Committee for the Promotion of Latin, 1997-2003; member, ad-hoc constitution committee, 2005-2006; member, membership committee, 2004-2007; Secretary-Treasurer elect, 2009-2012; Secretary-Treasurer, 2012-present
Eta Sigma Phi (Gamma Omicron Chapter) National Classics Honorary Society: Summer Scholarship Committee of Eta Sigma Phi, 1988-92; Chair, 1990-92; Member of Board of Trustees, 1996-2003;  editor of NUNTIUS, 2004-2009; Executive Secretary, 2003-2011; honorary trustee, 2011-present
American Classical League: Vice President, 2004-2007
National Committee for Latin and Greek: Vice Chair, 2002-2010
North Central Association: Consultant-Evaluator, 1997-present
Archaeological Institute of America: Coordinator, Western Illinois Chapter, 1984-present
American Philological Association: Outreach Committee, 2005-2008; Committee on the Awards for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics at the College Level, 2005-2008; Outreach Award Committee, 2010-2012
Illinois Classical Conference: Vice-President and Program Chair, 1986-1988; President, 1988-1990; Local Co-Chair and Book Display Chair, 1991; Acting President, 1993-1995; chair of endowment committee, 1995-1999; awards committee, 1999-2010; chair of awards committee, 2003-2010
Exam Writer and Judge for the Monmouth Classics Bee, 2000-present
Member of the Latin Content Advisory Committee of the Illinois State Board of Education: assisted in design of first statewide certification test in Latin, 1987; member of reevaluation and review team, 1996 and 2003
Chair of LEGAMUS Easy Latin Reader Committee organized by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2000-2004
Local Chair, Annual Meeting of Illinois Classical Conference, 2002
Editor of Erato, the newsletter of ACM/GLCA Classicists, 1995-1998
Member, ACL/APA Joint National Committee on Classics in American Education, 1995-1997
Member of the Foreign Language Standards Team of the Illinois State Board of Education, 1995-1996
Reader, Advanced Placement Latin Exam, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 1992
Frequent lecturer at high school Latin classes throughout the state of Illinois

C. Internal Service at Howard University
Member of Humanities Faculty, 1975-1984
Departmental Representative, Humanities Executive Committee, 1976-1978; 1981
Corresponding Secretary of Humanities Division, 1976-1978
Acting Chairman, Department of Classics, summers of 1978 and 1980
Member of General Education Committee, College of Liberal Arts, 1978-1980
Member of Honors Faculty, 1978-1980
Member of Gamma Chapter, Phi Beta Kappa, 1978-1984
Secretary of Gamma Chapter, Phi Beta Kappa, 1979-1981
Member of Executive Committee, Department of Classics, 1978-1984
Member of Library Committee, Department of Classics, 1978-1984; chair, 1983-1984
Member of Curriculum Committee, Department of Classics, 1983-1984
Member and Chair, Lecture Committee, Department of Classics, 1983-1984

B. External Service at Howard University
Member of Faculty, College Classics, Weekend, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, Maryland , 1977 and 1979
Member of local Committee, APA-AIA annual meeting, Washington, D.C., 1975
Member of Local Committee, Fall Meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, 1978
Guest Lecturer, Latin Day, University of Maryland, 1978
Guest Lecturer, Virginia Junior Classical League, 1978
Member of Washington Classical Society, 1974-1984; Secretary, 1979-1981
Editor of CAPITOLIUM, the newsletter of the Washington Classical Society, 1979-1981
Coordinator of the Washington Classical Forum, 1977-1981
Member of Latin Bowl Committee, Washington Classical Society, 1980
Guest Lecturer, Washington Classical Society, 1983

E. Community Service
Elected Representative of Northeast Center, Advisory Council of Kaiser-Georgetown Community Health Plan, 1982-1984
Transportation Coordinator, Mount Rainier Voter Registration Drive, spring of 1983
Member of Nominations Committee, Mount Rainier Elementary School PTA, 1983
Membership Chairman, Mount Rainier Elementary School PTA, 1983-1984
Member, Mount Rainier Newspaper Recycling Committee, 1983-1984
Member, Community Advisory Council, Monmouth School District, 1986-1987
Religious Education Teacher, Immaculate Conception Church, Monmouth, Illinois, 1986-1990
Member, Monmouth Community Orchestra, 1992-1994
Member, Choir of Immaculate Conception Church, Monmouth, Illinois, 1984-present
Mentor, Monmouth Public Schools, 2001-2004
Road Scholar for the Speakers' Bureau of the Illinois Humanities Council, 2004-2009
Member of the Executive Board, United Way of Warren Co., 2011-present

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