Santa Clara University

Department of Classics

Faculty & Staff

The faculty of the Department of Classics are dedicated to undergraduate teaching—there are no graduate programs in Classics at Santa Clara University. Our faculty have achieved college, university, state, and national recognition for their commitment to teaching. The department includes five winners of the University Brutocao Award (two for curriculum development, three for teaching), one recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association Excellence in Teaching Award, three Graves Award Winners (teaching excellence in the humanities), a recipient of the Logothetti Award for Excellence in Teaching (from the College of Arts and Sciences), one winner of the Faculty Senate Professor Award, one winner of the Bayma Scholarship Award (from the College of Arts and Sciences), and two winners of the American Philological Association Award for Excellence in Teaching (given annually by the national association of classicists).

Classics faculty are also engaged in research in wide variety of fields. Click HERE to read recent publications; go to individual faculty CVs for areas of scholarly interest and complete listings of publications.

Lissa Crofton-Sleigh
Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
Crofton-Sleigh teaches Elementary Latin, Classical Myth, and ancient literature in translation. Read the full profile »
Judy Gillette
Senior Administrative Assistant, Departments of Classics
Gillette received her B.A. in Medieval Studies and a second B.A. in Cultural Anthropology. She joined the staff at Santa Clara in 1978. Read the full profile »
William Greenwalt
Greenwalt offers a number of courses from an introduction to classical culture to seminars in Greek and Roman History. Read the full profile »
John Heath
Professor and Chair of Classics
Heath teaches all levels of Greek and Latin, as well as courses on classical literature in translation, Greek mythology, and Roman religion. Read the full profile »
Rachel Knudsen
Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer
Knudsen teaches Classical mythology, Greek and Latin language courses, and ancient literature in translation. Read the full profile »
Scott LaBarge
Associate Professor of Classics and Philosophy
LaBarge has a joint appointment with Classics, with a specialization in Ancient Philosophy. Read the full profile »
Michael McCarthy
Associate Professor of Classics and Religious Studies
McCarthy received his Ph.D. from Notre Dame. Read the full profile »
Helen Moritz
Associate Professor
Moritz teaches all levels of classical Greek language and literature, courses in Latin literature, a survey of classical literature in translation, courses in women in ancient Greece and ancient Rome, and classical tragedy and classical comedy. Read the full profile »
Carolynn Roncaglia
Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
Born in Santa Clara, Carolynn Roncaglia completed by B.A. in History and Classics at the University of Virginia in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley in 2009. Read the full profile »
Daniel Turkeltaub
Assistant Professor
Turkeltaub teaches all levels of Greek and Latin language, literature, and composition classes, and has taught various courses in translation on classical comedy, tragedy, mythology, comparative literature, and Greek civilization. Read the full profile »
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