Kenny Morrell | Associate Professor
Office: 403 Halliburton Tower | Phone: (901) 843-3821 | Email: morrell@rhodes.edu

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I joined the faculty at Rhodes in the fall of 1993 after teaching for several years at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Having grown up in southeastern Idaho where the nearest Latin teacher was a couple of days away by fast horse (or three hours by car), my academic pilgrimage to the world of classics began at Stanford University. After graduating in the spring of 1982 with B.A. degrees in German Studies and Classics, I journeyed to the other coast and began my post-graduate training at Harvard, where I received my Ph.D. in classical philology in the fall of 1989. Since my time at Harvard as a graduate student, I have been involved in a number of initiatives to incorporate the use of informational technology in the study of ancient Greece and Rome. I was, for example, a member of the team that developed Perseus: Interactive Sources for the Study of Ancient Greek Civilization, a collection of texts and images on CD-ROM (now available on the web at www.perseus.tufts.edu). In 1995 my colleagues and I from sister institutions in the Associated Colleges of the South established Sunoikisis, a “virtual” department of classics, to expand the opportunities for students of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. One aspect of this initiative was an excavation and survey in the Elmalı plain of southwestern Turkey, on which I worked during the summers from 1998 to 2005. Since 2003, I have been affiliated with the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. (www.chs.harvard.edu), which now serves as the home for Sunoikisis (www.sunoikisis.org). At the CHS I help direct the fellowship and curricular development programs. One of the programs we have developed at the CHS in collaboration with the Council of Independent Colleges helps faculty members in other disciplines incorporate literature from ancient Greece into their curricula. You can read more about "Ancient Greece in the Modern College Classroom" at www.cic.org.

 


Education

B.A., Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa)
M.A. and Ph.D., Harvard University


Courses
  • Greek 101 - ELEMENTARY GREEK
  • Greek 201 - INTERMEDIATE GREEK
  • Greek 315 - READING COMPONENT
  • Greek 394 - LYRIC POETRY
  • Greek 415 - TUTORIAL ASSISTANTSHIP
  • Greek and Roman Studies 253 - ARCHAEOLOGY OF WEST ASIA MINOR
  • Greek and Roman Studies 260 - POETRY IN PERFORMANCE
  • Greek and Roman Studies 275 - INTRO TO CLASSICAL STUDIES
  • Greek and Roman Studies 283 - INTRO TO STUDY IN EUR, MEDITRN
  • Greek and Roman Studies 361 - GIS & MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLGY
  • Greek and Roman Studies 475 - SENIOR TUTORIAL
  • Greek and Roman Studies 495 - HONORS TUTORIAL
  • Humanities 101 - SEARCH:VALUES IN HIST & RELIG
  • Humanities 101 - SEARCH:VALUES IN HST&REL
  • Humanities 102 - SEARCH:VALUES IN HIST & RELIG
  • Humanities 102 - SEARCH:VALUES IN HST&REL
  • Interdepartmental 331 - THEORY/PRACTICE OF GRANT WRTG
  • Latin 101 - ELEMENTARY LATIN
  • Latin 102 - ELEMENTARY LATIN
  • Latin 201 - INTERMEDIATE LATIN
  • Latin 265 - TOPICS IN LATIN LITERATURE
  • Latin 315 - READING COMPONENT
  • Latin 391 - LATIN LIT FROM EARLY REPUBLIC
  • Latin 395 - LITERATURE FROM LATE ANTIQUITY
  • Latin 415 - TUTORIAL ASSISTANTSHIP