Dr. Christensen awarded the 2013 American Philological Association Award for Excellence in Collegiate Teaching

The CHS team wishes to express its sincerest congratulations to Dr. Joel P. Christensen for being awarded the highly prestigious 2013 American Philological Association Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics at the College Level. The APA honored Dr. Christensen for his many exceptional achievements, including his outstanding teaching performance and true dedication on student development.
Joel P. Christensen is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he lives with his wife and two children. After completing an undergraduate degree at Brandeis University in Classics and English, he graduated from New York University with a dissertation on “The Failure of Speech: Rhetoric and Politics in the Iliad,” where he also received the Advanced Certificate in Poetics and Theory. Over the past few years he has published articles on language and meaning in Homer in the American Journal of Philology, Classical Philology, The Classical Journal and several collections. He has also co-authored Homer: A Beginner’s Guide (One World Publications, 2013), as well as three articles on Homer and the poetic tradition, with Elton T. E. Barker of the Open University (UK). It is with great honor and pleasure that the CHS team will be hosting Dr. Christensen as a fellow. During his time at the CHS he will be working on completing a second book with Elton, Homer’s Thebes: Epic Rivalries and the Appropriation of Mythical Pasts.