Ph.D. 1992, Classical Greek, University of Toronto, Doctoral Dissertation: “I Begin with Pandora,” directed by Dr. E. Robbins
I teach Envision sections of Greek Civilization, Roman Civilization, and The Greek and Latin Roots of English.
My research interests include Greek Mythology, Archaic Greek Poetry, Presocratic and Platonic Philosophy.
- Introduction to Greek Civilization, 2011. A Distance Course for Thorneloe University at Laurentian.
- Review, Hesiod’s Cosmos by Jenny Strauss Clay, Phoenix 60 (2006): 371-373
- “Offering a Seat to a Grieving Goddess,” Scholia 14 (2005): 34-37
- “Hope in a Jar,” Mouseion 48 (2004): 107-119
- “How Parmenides Saves the Man with the Weasel Wife,” Symposium: Philosophers on Love, University of Toronto, 2008
- “The Centaur Laughs,” Narrative Matters, Toronto 2008
- “On the Threshold: Sappho and Diotima on Aging and Love,” Symposium: Philosophers on Love, University of Toronto, 2007
- “Pandora’s Earthiness,” Department of Classics, Brock University, 2006
- “Diotima in Love: A Woman at Plato’s Symposium,” Symposium: Philosophers on Love, Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto 2006
- “More Shadowy than Knowledge but Clearer than Ignorance: Translating Greek,” Department of English, University of Toronto, 2006
- “Pandora, You Are Making Me Ill Again,” CAC, Quebec, 2004
- “Hermes and the Fall of Man,” Colloquium: Hermes from Myth to Magus, University of Waterloo, 2004
- “Pandora and Pyroclasts,” Classical Students’ Association, University of Toronto, 2004
- “Pandora’s Hopefulness,” Literary Studies Week, University of Toronto, 1988
- Diotima and Other Questions about Plato,” Literary Studies Week, University of Toronto, 1986
While working for Thorneloe, I have taught at the University of Toronto, The Linden School, Toronto MELAB (an English language testing facility), and tutored privately. I have also worked as a caterer and a personal support worker.