Georgia Sermamoglou, Ph.D.
Director of Greek Studies on Site
Instructor: Ancient Greek Philosophy in Context
Georgia Sermamoglou holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Virginia. She is the author of Playful Philosophy and Serious Sophistry: A Reading of Plato's "Euthydemus" (De Gruyter, 2014) and co-editor of Wisdom, Love, and Friendship in Ancient Greek Philosophy (De Gruyter, forthcoming). She is currently teaching at the University of Crete, and working on a book on Plato's Protagoras. She has previously taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Athens, the University of Patras, the Hellenic Open University, and the University of Thessaly.
Alexia Zotou, Ph.D.
Instructor: Greek Mythology
Alexia Zotou holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Göttingen. She is the author of Carmina Anacreontea 1-34: Ein Kommentar. She has received scholarships from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst and the Graduirtenkolleg der philosophischen Fakultät Göttingen, as well as awards from the Greek National Scholarship Foundation and the Heinz-Maier-Leibniz Institute for Outstanding Research in the Humanities.
Orestis Karatzoglou, Ph.D.
Instructor: Greek Mythology
Orestis Karatzoglou received his Ph.D. in Classical Philology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His dissertation, entitled "Self and Body in Plato," examines the contribution of the body in the constitution of personal identity in Platonic philosophy. His current research focuses on the use of metaphors from the realm of the senses to describe semantic knowledge in Homer and the Presocratics. He has taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Stacie Thyrion, Ph.D.
Stacie Thyrion is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia and an Adjunct Professor at James Madison University. She teaches classes in ancient Greek philosophy and the ethics of computing technologies, as well as introductory courses in philosophy and ethics. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Virginia. She writes about Plato's views on education, epistemology, and ethics.
Mary Hamil Gilbert, Ph.D.
Mary Hamil Gilbert holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Virginia. Her academic interests include early Greek and Roman drama, mythology, and reception and translation studies. Her dissertation entitled "Jean Racine Reads the Ancients: Classical Allusions and Ancient Poetics in Andromaque, Britannicus, and Phèdre" examines the early modern reception of Attic and Senecan tragedy in 17th century France. She is an Instructor of Classics at Birmingham Southern College.
Benjamin Jasnow, Ph.D.
Ben Jasnow is the co-recipient of the 2013 Fortier Prize for his work on "Mapping the Catalogue of Ships." He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Virginia, where he has taught classes in ancient languages, Greek Civilization, Greek Mythology and Comparative Literature. His dissertation, entitled "What the Shepherds Sing: Popular Culture and Local Identity in the Bucolic Idylls of Theocritus", investigates the relation of the poet to the culture of his native Sicily. He is currently an instructor in the Classics Program at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Edith Gwendolyn Nally, Ph.D.
Gwen Nally is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, where she teaches courses in the history of philosophy. She has also taught at Skidmore College and the University of Richmond, and holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Virginia. She writes about Plato's epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophical methodology.
Prof. Jenny Strauss Clay
Jenny Strauss Clay is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Classics Emerita at the University of Virginia. She is the author of TheWrath of Athena: Gods and Men in the Odyssey; The Politics of Olympus; Hesiod's Cosmos; and Homer's Trojan Theater, as well as numerous articles on Greek and Roman poetry.
Prof. Daniel Devereux
Daniel Devereux is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia, where he taught both graduate and undergraduate courses on Plato and Aristotle. His current research is focused on Plato's ethical theory and Aristotle's metaphysics.