Program Director

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Jessica Blum-Sorensen is Assistant Professor and Program Director of Classical Studies, and Director of the St. Ignatius Institute at USF. She earned a PhD from Yale University in 2015, an MA and MPhil in classical philology from Yale in 2012, and a BA in classics from Trinity College Dublin in 2005. Before joining the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in 2017, she was a visiting assistant professor at Wabash College and a visiting lecturer at UC Irvine.

She specializes in...

  • PhD, Yale University
  • MA, MPhil, Classical Philology, Yale University
  • BA, Classics, Trinity College Dublin

Part-Time Faculty

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Professor Black's research and teaching examines the intersections of classical Greco-Roman culture, philosophy and religion, and their influence on the emergence and development of Christianity, its institutional structure, theology, and spirituality. He teaches courses in Greek and Roman Literature and Culture, Classical Mythology, Greek and Roman Religion, Ancient Philosophy, Scripture, and Religion and Culture in Late Antiquity (Patristics).

  • PhD Graduate Theological Union

Faculty Emeritus

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Professor Deist received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a professor of Classics and medieval French, as well as director of the Classical Studies Program. Her special comparative interests are Virgil, classical epic, and medieval French courtly romance.

  • PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Virgil
  • Classical epic, and medieval French courtly romance