Degrees and Education:
B.A. University of Winnipeg. philosophy.
Ph.D. (Expected May 2012) University of Minnesota, classical and near Eastern studies. Dissertation - The Function and Consequences of War in Plato’s Republic.
My recent research focuses on the presentation of war in Plato, particularly his dialogue, Republic. My immediate ambition is a book-length work dealing with the function of war and civil strife in Greek philosophical writers. I also cultivate interests in the Greek and Roman traditions of writing on constitutions (real or imagined) and old age.
“The Metaphor of War in Plato’s Republic.”
Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Oklahoma City, OK (March 2010)
“Pig City Lost: The Fate of Two Cities in Republic II.”
Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Minneapolis, MN (April 2009)
“War and Foreign Policy in Republic IV.”
Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South.
Tucson, AZ (April 2008)
“A History of the Department of Classics at the University of Minnesota.”
Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN (October 2005)
“Rhetorical Questions,” (with Edward Schiappa). In A Companion to Greek Rhetoric, edited by Ian Worthington, 3-15. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007