"My main interests are Greco-Roman Medicine and Philosophy, with particular interest in Greek conceptions and perceptions of pleasure, pain and emotion."
Years at Knox: 2012 to present
Ph.D., Classical Studies, 2012, University of Pennsylvania.
CTL Certificate in College and University Teaching, 2011.
M.A., Classical Studies, 2007, University of Pennsylvania.
B.A., Classics and Latin, 2005, University of Texas at Austin.
Greco-Roman medicine, historical linguistics, Roman satire.
Dean's Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2011-2012.
Dean's Summer Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2011 and 2009.
Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2011.
Phi Beta Kappa, 2005.
Rappaport-King Thesis Scholarship, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004.
Lourania Miller Scholarship in Classical Languages, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003.
Velma Box Scholarship in Classics, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003.
"The Exception Proves the Rule? An Evaluation of the Evidence for a Hippocratic Belief in the Subjectivity of Pain." Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, January 2012.
"The Roles of Eileithyia and Delos in the Homeric Hymn to Delian Apollo." Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, January 2009.
"The Curative Function of Pain in Childbirth and Lamentation." Fourth Biennial Graduate Student Conference, Department of Classics, Harvard University, April 2008.
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder was selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Rana Tahir, a double major in creative writing and political science, wrote dozens of poems and created 29 paintings after interviewing Kuwaiti residents about the 1990 Iraqi occupation.
Knox College awarded more than $3,000 in prizes in the 2013 Al Young Art Show. Organizing 200 art works in an array of media is a challenge, according student Katie O'Connor, who helped arrange the entries.