Keyne Cheshire, Chair
B.A. Carleton College
M.A., Ph.D.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Associate Professor of Classics Keyne Cheshire has taught at Davidson since 2002. He teaches a wide variety of courses in Greek and Latin language and literature. Having recently published a textbook on Alexander the Great, he is currently writing a book on Callimachus' Hymns and translating one of Sophocles' tragedies, the Trachiniae, as a musical Western.
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Yale
W. R. Grey Professor of Classics and History Peter Krentz has taught Greek and Roman history at Davidson since 1979. He held the E. Craig Wall, Jr., Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities 1997-1999, and was Elizabeth A. Whitehead visiting professor at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 2000-2001. His research interests focus on archaic and classical Greece.
M.A., Ph.D. Harvard
Professor of Classics Jeanne Neumann has taught Latin and Greek language, literature and the classical tradition (including Humanities) at Davidson since 1994. A recognized expert on Latin pedagogy, she leads workshops and writes on incorporating an active use of Latin as a pedagogical aid. Her book, Lingua Latina: A College Companion, was published in 2008. She is currently working on Roma Aeterna: A College Companion. She won the Hunter-Hamilton Teaching Award in 2005.
B.A . University of Chicago
M.A., Ph.D. Stanford
Assistant Professor Totten's research interests include the ancient economy, Roman farming, villas, Mediterranean studies, and the transition from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages.
Michael K. Toumazou
A.B. Franklin and Marshall
M.A. Loyola University of Chicago
M.A., Ph.D. Bryn Mawr
Professor of Classics Michael K. Toumazou has taught at Davidson since 1987. He specializes in art and archaeology. A field archaeologist, he has directed the Athienou Archaeological Project on his native island of Cyprus since 1990. He won the Hunter-Hamilton Teaching Award in 2003.
Affiliated Faculty Members
Peter J. Ahrensdorf
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Professor of Political Science and Humanities Peter Ahrensdorf has taught at Davidson since 1989. Every year he teaches a course called "Classical Political Theory." His research interests focus on Plato and Thucydides.
W. Trent Foley
M.A. University of Chicago
M.Div. McCormick Theological Seminary
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Professor of Religion Trent Foley has taught at Davidson since 1984. He teaches courses on early Christianity in the Religion Department, including a Latin course called "Latin Christian Writers." Chief among his special interests are early Christian narratives, including Gospels, Acts of Martyrs, and Saints' Lives.
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Associate Professor of Philosophy Meghan Griffith specializes in metaphysics, free will, moral responsibility, and action theory.
H. Gregory Snyder
B.S. Seattle Pacific
M.Div, M.Phil, Ph.D. Yale
Professor of Religion Greg Snyder has taught at Davidson since 1998. He teaches courses on New Testament literature, Jesus, Paul, and selected topics in early Christianity. In the fall of 2004 he introduced a new course on religions in the Roman Empire. His research interests include the social history of religious and philosophical groups under the Roman Empire.
Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder
Associate Professor of Philosophy Paul Studtmann is interested in ancient philosophy, in particular Aristotle's metaphysical system, traditional epistemological issues including perception and skepticism, and contemporary work in category theory.
Classics Departmental Assistant