Gregory N. Daugherty, a native of Dallas, Texas, earned his bachelor's degree in Latin from the University of Richmond in 1970, and, after spending a year at the Collegio Ghislieri of the University of Pavia in Italy on a Fulbright Scholarship, he received his M.A.(1975) and Ph.D. (1977) in Classical Studies from Vanderbilt University. He came to Randolph-Macon in the Fall of 1976, and currently Chairs the Department of Classics. He has taught classes on ancient Greek and Latin language and literature, ancient history, ancient warfare, Roman Britain, religion and daily life. His research interests have been centered on public safety in the ancient city, with particular reference to the Imperial Roman fire brigades, the Cohortes Vigilum, especially their role in the Great Fire at the time of Nero, but recently he has become interested in the reception of Classics (especially Cleopatra and Homer) by American Popular culture. Dr. Daugherty has served on numerous R-MC committees, but he counts as his proudest achievements his role in helping to establish the Honors Program (and in serving as the first Director of the Program), and the success of the Saturday Seminars for Latin Teachers which the Department of Classics has run since 1980. He also helped to create and run the Summer School, and chaired the committee which developed the current Code of Academic Integrity. He twice received the Thomas Branch Award for Excellence in Teaching, and was the winner of the APA Teaching Excellence Award in 2003 and the was the CAV Lurlene Todd Teacher of the Year in 2005. He has also been very active in regional and national organizations devoted to the field of Classics. He served on the Education Committee of the American Philological Association. He served as Executive Secretary of the National Committee for Latin and Greek, edited their Newsletter, Prospects, was the Secretary-Treasurer of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, and was President of the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (1995-1996). He is currently President of CAMWS (for 2007-8) and the Classical Association of Virginia (for 2006-8).
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