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Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics



Office: GOE 100


My research interests generally include the evolution of ancient rhetoric and ancient medicine alongside concurrent developments in Greek philosophy, but focus specifically on Platonism in the early Imperial era (first century CE through the fourth century CE) and its impact on some of the early Christian apologists.

I also teach Biblical Greek for the Lancaster Theological Seminary. 


  • Ancient Medicine
  • Latin 101 
  • Greek Prose 201


  • Ph.D., Classics. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey,  2008
    Dissertation: The Platonic Rhetor in the Second Sophistic

  • M.A., Classical Greek. Columbia University, 2003

  • M.A., Philosophy. San Francisco State University,  1998
    Masters Thesis on Friedrich Nietzsche

  • B.A., Philosophy. University of Arizona,  1993


2017. “Σωφροσύνη and Self-knowledge in Methodius’ Symposium,” in Rhetorical Strategies in Late Antique Literature: Images, Metatexts and Interpretation. Ed. A. Quiroga. Brill: pp. 26-43.

See review by Josiah Davis here

2017. “Platonism,” in The Oxford Handbook to the Second Sophistic. Edd. W. Johnson and D. Richter. Oxford UP.

See review by Jean Alverez here

See review by Martin Korenjak here

2017. “Varieties of Platonic reception in the early Imperial era,” in The Brill Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity. Edd. H. Tarrant, D. Layne, D. Baltzly, & C. Renaud. Brill.

See review by Anna Motta here 

2016. The Imperial Plato: Albinus, Maximus, Apuleius. Parmenides Publishing: pp. 376. 

See review by Robert Lamberton here

See review by Darren Gardner here 

See review by Elsa Giovanna Simonetti here

w/A Quiroga-Puertas, Alberto. 2014. “Silence and Rumor as Rhetorical Strategies in Basil’s Letters.” CHS Research Bulletin 3.1.

2014. Plato in the Third Sophistic. Millennium-Studien/Millennium Studies 50. De Gruyter Publishing: pp. 318.

w/K. Meinking, K. Morrell, N. Sandridge, and B. Walker. 2014. “Adapting Content from a Massive Open Online Course to a Liberal Arts Setting,” in Transformations, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, August.

2011. “Literary Platonism and the Platonic Rhetor,” in The Cambridge History of Philosophy in Late Antiquity, ed. Lloyd P. Gerson. Cambridge UP: pp. 100-115. 

w/T.C. Brennan, T.A. Broughton, A.G. Scott, K.J. Shea, eds. 2006 [2008]. T.R.S. Broughton, AutobiographyAJAH 5, Gorgias Press: pp. 304.