Dr. McCaffreyDaniel V. McCaffrey, a native of Bergenfield, NJ, is a graduate of Regis High School in New York City. He took a Classics major and received the Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in cursu honorum, from Fordham University, where he was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa in 1968. After attending The Pennsylvania State University for one year of graduate school, he transferred to The University of Michigan where he received the Ph.D. degree in Classical Studies in 1974.

He taught at Hope College in Holland, Michigan for one year before coming to Randolph-Macon College in 1975. He has taught in the classics department since 1975 and chaired that department from 1976-1982. He served the college in several different capacities on numerous committees and boards. He has been chair of the college assessment group, the committee on admissions, credits and academic status of students, the committee on resources and planning. He served on the steering committee of the 1997 SACS self-study.

He has long been interested in resurrecting ancient texts by directing, producing and, in one case, translating Greek and Roman comedies for live performance in English. His other love is the application of computer technology, computational linguistics and cognitive science to the theory, practice and teaching of Latin reading.