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MemberAnders Christoffer Haugen

Anders Christoffer Haugen is a social scientist with a master of science in education and upbringing. His research interests include educational theory, moral education, and social pedagogy. With a strong commitment to educational opportunities that may help people live a good life and in peace with each other, he has a special focus on educational theory that is founded upon a social and virtuous vision; including classical educational theory, and  Judeo-Christian educational theory. Anders Christoffer has further a strong commitment to the educational responsibility in prevention of child abuse and neglect.

MemberGreg Soden

I am an educator with experiences from kindergarten through college-aged students. After graduating from the University of Missouri in 2007, I worked as a camp counselor on the North Shore of Oahu before pursuing social studies and language arts teaching positions in northern Mexico and greater London, England.

Following these teaching appointments, I pursued a masters degree in education at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Canada. There, I studied critical pedagogy, curriculum and instructional theory, and focused my research efforts on the transition experiences of immigrant students in the United Kingdom. These professional and academic experiences helped form my identity as an advocate of social justice and equity.

For two years, I taught part-time in the College of Education at the University of Missouri. My teaching emphases are social studies pedagogy, democratic education, cultural studies, and multicultural and diversity education for schools and society. My academic publications appear currently appear in the Journal of Social Studies Research, Social Studies Research and Practice, and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

From 2013-2018, I was a language arts and religious studies teacher in the Columbia Public School District in Columbia, Missouri. Since 2017, I have been a teacher and teaching assistant trainer for the University of Missouri College of Education’s Mizzou K-12 program.

I am the creator and host of The Classical Ideas Podcast, a show about religion, philosophy, and culture.

MemberHeather Ellis

I am a cultural historian of knowledge, education and ideas. My first book, Generational Conflict and University Reform: Oxford in the Age of Revolution, won the 2014 Kevin Brehony Prize for the best first book in the history of education. My new book, Masculinity and Science in Britain, 1831-1918, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017. I am currently working on a study of the influence of classical scholarship and ancient natural philosophy on the emergence of the natural and physical sciences in the first half of the nineteenth century for OUP. I am a member of the Executive Committee of the History of Education Society and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

MemberDennis Looney

Since 2014, I have served as director of the Office of Programs and director of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages at MLA. For the Office of Programs I oversee projects relating to the profession, such as departmental reviews, the ongoing examination of faculty rights and responsibilities, monitoring educational and curricular changes, and the development of statements of best practices. As director of ADFL, I oversee the Language Consultancy Service, the MLA Language Map, the language enrollment database, survey, and report, and other projects focused on languages other than English. From 1986 to 2013, I taught Italian at the University of Pittsburgh, with secondary appointments in classics and philosophy. I was chair of the Department of French and Italian for eleven years and assistant dean of the humanities for three years at Pitt. Publications include Compromising the Classics: Romance Epic Narrative in the Italian Renaissance (1996), which received honorable mention in the 1996–97 joint Howard R. Marraro Prize and Scaglione Award in Italian Studies from the MLA, and Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy (2011), which received the American Association of Italian Studies Book Prize (general category) in 2011. With D. Mark Possanza, I am co-editor and translator of Ludovico Ariosto’s Latin Poetry, I Tatti Renaissance Library, Harvard University Press (2018). Some key research interests: Renaissance Studies; comparative literature; reception of the classical tradition; vernacular classicism; history of the book; Italian; Latin; Greek; Medievalisms; Dante; Divine Comedy; Matteo Maria Boiardo; Ludovico Ariosto; Torquato Tasso; romance/epic; Neo-Latin poetry; Herodotus.  

MemberRichard Zach

I am a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Calgary, working in logic, history of analytic philosophy, and the philosophy of mathematics. In logic, my main interests are non-classical logics and proof theory. My historical interests lie mainly in the development of formal logic and historical figures associated with this development such as Hilbert, Gödel, and Carnap. In the philosophy of mathematics I have mainly worked on Hilbert’s program and the philosophical relevance of proof theory. I’m also interested, and actively working on, Open Educational Resources.

MemberCarol Atack

From Nov 2020: Associate tutor, Director of studies in Classics, and Fellow, Newnham College, University of Cambridge. From Oct 2019: Associate tutor, Director of studies in Classics, and Bye-fellow, Newnham College, University of Cambridge. April-Dec 2020: Research Associate, Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. Fellow (2019-20), Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington DC. Associate editor, Polis: the Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought 2016-19: Post-doctoral research assistant, ‘Anachronism and Antiquity’ project, Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford, and non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellow, St Hugh’s College. Current research is focused on fourth-century BCE Greek political thought, especially temporality and change in Greek political thought and the dialogues of Plato. Teaching at Oxford included lectures and classes for Sexuality and Gender in Greece and Rome, an upper-level course for students in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Oxford. Syndic, Fitzwilliam Museum, 2021- Treasurer of the Women’s Classical Committee UK, 2015-2020.

MemberAbbey Elder

I am the Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian for Iowa State University. For my work, I do a variety of activities related to outreach and education on open access, open education, copyright, and other scholarly communication topics. In addition, I also teach Iowa State University’s Information Literacy course, Library 160, and provide liaison support for the Anthropology and Sociology departments at the university. My main job duties at this time are related to open educational resources (OER). I have created guides, websites, and tools for users to learn more about OER, including a handbook, The OER Starter Kit, and a series of Youtube videos intended to introduce faculty to the world of open education. I have also coordinated the Iowa State Open Education Mini-Grant Program and chair our university’s Open & Affordable Education Committee. My personal and professional interests lie in open access in the humanities, open education across disciplinary lines, and the very broad category of “open science.” If you have a research project you are seeking collaborators for, feel free to reach out (aelder@iastate.edu) and I will let you know if I’m interested.

MemberJames Tauber

I work at the intersection of computing, philology, and linguistics both as an independent scholar and as a software developer working on digital humanities projects with other scholars. My interests include morphology (theoretical, computational, and historical), Indo-European linguistics, Linguistic Linked Open Data, text encoding and annotation of historical language corpora (especially Ancient Greek but also Old English and Old Norse), machine-actionable language description, computer-aided historical language learning (especially Ancient Greek but also Old English and Old Norse).