SHU Professor Named Head of Regional Organization
Frederick J. Booth, Ph.D., Director of the Classical Studies Program, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, is the new president of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) for the 2012-2013 term.
Dr. Booth, who is a past president of the New Jersey Classical Association, earned his Ph.D. in Classics from Rutgers University. He came to Seton Hall in 1998, having taught at Rutgers and at New York University, where he received the “Baker's Dozen” Award for excellence in teaching. Dr. Booth is Associate Professor of Classical Studies and a member of the Honors Program faculty.
The mission of CAAS, founded in 1907, is to strengthen teaching and research and foster public support for the languages, civilizations, and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome in the mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania). In furtherance of its mission, CAAS publishes a quarterly journal, Classical World, which publishes articles and reviews for “the scholarly teacher and the teaching scholar.” CAAS also conducts an annual fall meeting in the region during Columbus Day weekend. Besides presenting papers and panels on many classical topics, these meetings are notable for their sessions on new directions in teaching and research and for their discussions and workshops on professional issues.
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