I began teaching in the Department of Classical Studies in 2006 replacing Fr. Eugene Cotter who had been at Seton Hall University since 1965. I teach all levels of ancient Greek, and also a full range of Classical Studies courses in translation.
My research centers on Epic and Lyric poetry of the ancient Hellenic world, in particular the western poets Stesichorus and Ibycus and their reevaluation of the Homeric tradition. I am particularly interested in the role of the poet as an agent in the formation of cultural identity from Homer to Dante.
- Ph.D., Fordham University
- M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
"Forthcoming: Medieval Italo-Greek Monasticism from St. Neilos to Cardinal Bessarion (1000-1500)." Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015.
"On the Poetics of Dioscoros of Aphrodito: the Encomium on Duke Kallinikos." (Book Chapter) In P. Cair's Shifting Frontiers VIII: Shifting Cultural Frontiers Conference Volume, May 2011.