Professor Timothy Hofmeister, currently department Chair, joined the faculty at Denison in 1986. He earned a B.A. at Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University. Hofmeister's research centers on Homer and epic poetry, and he has written on ancient Greek comedy as well. He has also published essays on the relation between ancient and modern poetry, especially how that relation figures in the works of the St. Lucian poet and Nobel Prize-winner, Derek Walco
Professor Jacobsen has been teaching full-time at Denison since 1984. He received the A.B. in Latin from Frankln and Marshall College, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics from The Ohio State University. Professor Jacobsen teaches Latin and Greek, and a wide variety of courses on the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. As a scholar interested Roman poetry, specifically in the work and the reception of the poet Ovid, Professor Jacobsen's most recent work includes an essay in the book Ted Hughes and the Classics, published last year by Oxford University Press, and an article on Ovid's influence on the contemporary Irish poet, Ciaran Carson, published in the journal Classical Outlook.