Union College (Summa cum lause, Phi Beta Kappa) (Classical Languages)
Harvard University (Graduate Coursework)
University of Vermont (Master's)
I was educated at Union College (BA; Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude), the University of St. Andrews (Distinguished Exchange Fellow; Scotland), the University of Vermont (MA), Middlebury College (MA), and Harvard University (Advanced Graduate Study in Classical Philology. I have taught Latin, German, and Greek for more than 20 years in public schools, at the college level, on line, and as a private tutor. I have also served as Director of Corporate Communications and Crisis Management/North America for Lufthansa German Airlines, and represented the German government in international business development in the United Kingdom, Poland, the former Soviet Union, the former East German states, and the United States.
My wife Anne and I have two grown sons (Craig & Dillon), a basset hound (Cathleen), a Siamese cat (Remus), and a recent rescue cat (Aurora). My hobbies include cooking, classical music (especially the symphonies of Bruckner and the operas of Wagner), 70’s Rock, NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, amateur railroad archaeology, and being on the lookout for unintentional humor. I am also an ordained priest in the Communion of Conciliar Catholic Churches, an independent Catholic body.
My ultimate goal as a teacher is to help students be successful in their academic work, and to feel good about their success. I have had more than 20 years' experience in teaching Latin in a variety of settings, and I feel very strongly about the importance and value of learning Latin. Not only has Greco-Roman civilization formed the basis for much or western European culture; Latin roots have contributed to the English language in significant ways, and study and proficiency in Latin develop analytical skills which are directly transferable to other academic disciplines and technical skills.
Latin is NOT a dead language--it is spoken around the world in the form of Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, and Romanian. Learn Latin from this highly skilled and motivational teacher, and develop your proficiency--even as a beginner--in this global phenomenon! I was educated at Union College (BA; Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude), the University of St. Andrews (Distinguished Exchange Fellow; Scotland), the University of Vermont (MA), Middlebury College (MA), and Harvard University (Advanced Graduate Study in Classical Philology. I have taught Latin, German, and Greek for more than 20 years in public
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