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Teresa S., Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine

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Graduate-level competence in the subject:

  • Latin
  • Greek
  • Linguistics/Philology
  • Essay Writing
  • Ancient History
  • Classical History
  • History of Religion
  • History of Science
  • Ancient Geography
  • Social Studies
  • Classical Civilization
  • Etruscan Civilization
  • World Mythology
  • Classical Mythology
  • Classical Archaeology
  • Sociology

Undergraduate-level competence in the subject:

  • English Grammar
  • Creative Writing
  • World Literature
  • American Literature
  • Classical Literature
  • World History
  • Anthropology
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Classical Art History

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Ph.D. in Classics, University of California, Irvine
M.A. in Classics, University of California, Irvine
B.A. in Classical Studies, University of California, Riverside

Study Abroad Programs:
American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Summer Session II (2012)
International Olympic Academy Postgraduate Seminar, Olympia, Greece (2011)
University of California Study Center in Rome (2009)

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5 years

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SAT: Total 2010 (Last taken 2006)
GRE: Total 1350 (Last taken 2010)

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High school and Older Preferred

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As a graduate student I taught both as a Teaching Assistant (TA) and as a Teaching Associate, the latter position giving me the freedom to create and implement my own courses. I have served as a TA for a wide range of courses, including "Classical Mythology: Gods, Heroes, and Reception" and "Ancient History". As a solo instructor, I have taught the first two quarters of Latin (through Ch. 30 in Wheelock), Roman history ("The Fall of Rome"), and "Mythology: Heroes". I also had considerable solo teaching experience while I worked towards my doctorate, which I received in June 2017.

I received my Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of California, Irvine in a small Classics program. Many of the faculty, with whom I am still close, are scholars of Ancient Greece, which directly aligns with my own research interests. At UCI, I took a wide variety of graduate seminars, both within the Classics department and in other departments in the Humanities and Social Sciences. As an undergraduate, I studied at the University of California, Riverside. I studied Latin for 4 years and Greek for 3, and took a wide variety of courses in Classics. I also completed an undergraduate honors project (essentially a senior thesis) that provided the basis for my dissertation.

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I recently received my doctorate in Classics, and during my tenure as a graduate student, I presented original research at several academic conferences. At one of these conferences, which took place in May 2016 at Bates College, I was invited to submit my conference paper as a book chapter. Similarly, at a conference in Seattle in November 2015, I was nominated to chair a panel on Ancient Greek Literature by a long-standing colleague. I have also been invited to give several guest lectures in a variety of settings.

As a teacher, I have received very positive feedback from students, both in person and through institutional evaluations. My teaching supervisor at UCI observed me teach four times (twice as a TA and twice when I taught Latin) and gave me very positive feedback. I have always been able to develop a good rapport with my students, and it is nice to see this reflected in my official course evaluations.

In addition, I have been the recipient of several grants and fellowships; most recently, I received the Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, which allowed me to work on completing my dissertation without any additional teaching responsibilities. I also received the Brunner and Berkowitz Graduate Award in Classics in 2015 for outstanding performance in the program. As an undergraduate, I received the Chancellor’s Scholarship, which paid most of my tuition and allowed me to focus on my studies.

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Via email