Faculty & Staff

Timothy Hofmeister Hofmeister, Timothy P. Hofmeister

Timothy Hofmeister
Faculty  |  Classics, Greek, Latin
Professor
Fellows Hall
415
740-587-6335
Service: 
1986-Present
Degree(s): 
B.A., Swarthmore College; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Biography: 

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

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Garrett A. Jacobsen Jacobsen, Garrett A. A. Jacobsen

Garrett A. Jacobsen
Faculty  |  Classics, Greek, Latin
Associate Professor & Chair (Classics)
Fellows Hall
416
740-587-6214
Service: 
1982-Present
Degree(s): 
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University
Biography: 

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.

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Rebecca Futo Kennedy dr. Kennedy, Rebecca F. Futo Kennedy

Rebecca Futo Kennedy
Faculty  |  Classics, Greek, Latin, Environmental Studies
Assistant Professor
Fellows Hall
414
740-587-8675
Service: 
2009-Present
Degree(s): 
B.A. in Classical Studies from Thurgood Marshall College at the University of California at San Diego, 1997 M.A. in Greek and Latin from The Ohio State University, 1999 Ph.D. in Greek and Latin from The Ohio State University, 2003
Biography: 
Since arriving at Denison 2009, Professor Kennedy has taught a wide range of course on the ancient world including both Greek and Latin language course from the beginning to advanced levels as well as courses in Greek history, Athenian tragedy, Greek and Roman art, and ethnicity and the environment in the classical world. Professor Kennedy enjoys teaching courses that allow her to bring her research into the classroom. She is also currently experimenting with role playing pedagogies. 
 
Professor Kennedy's research interests include the intellectual, political, and social history of Classical Athens, Athenian tragedy, and ethnicity and identity in the ancient world. Her current research projects include a monograph Immigrant Women in Athens: Gender, Ethnicity, and Citizenship in the Classical City (Routledge) and essays on the interactions between geography, ethnography and medicine in the Classical world and its modern reception. She is a co-author and translator of Race and Ethnicity in the Classical World: An Anthology of Primary Sources (Hackett, 2013) and is editor of Brill's Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus (Brill Academic Publishers) and The Handbook on identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds (Routledge). Other publications include articles on Aeschylus' tragedies and Athena’s Justice: Athena, Athens and the Concept of Justice in Greek Tragedy (Lang, 2009). 
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Debbie Legg Legg, Deborah E. Legg

Debbie Legg
Staff  |  Classics, Greek, History, Latin
Academic Administrative Assistant
Fellows Hall
411
740-587-6251
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