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Classical Education Faculty and Staff

The Classical Education Graduate Program is administered by the leadership and staff of Braniff Graduate School and draws from the strength of the Core Curriculum of the undergraduate Constantin College of Liberal Arts.

Program Faculty

   Research Areas Contact
Dr. Lehman

Jeffrey Lehman, Ph.D.

Professor of Humanities; Graduate Director, Classical Education; Director, Arts of Liberty

Quadrivium, Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Liberal Arts
Anselm 219

Dr. Post

Matthew Post, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Braniff Graduate School & Assistant Professor of Humanities

Classical Education, Philosophy of Education, Ancient Political Philosophy
Braniff 126

 Dr. Peterson

John M. Peterson, Ph.D.

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Humanities and Manager of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Classical Education, Ancient & Modern Political Philosophy, American Politics
Braniff 118

Dr. Wilson

Jessica Hooten Wilson, Ph.D.

Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence

Holiness in Literature, Reading as a Spiritual Discipline,  Christian Thinkers of the Early-Mid Twentieth Century


Program Staff

   Expertise Contact
 Robin Johnston

Robin Johnston

Classical Curriculum Writing Specialist


Catholic Education, English Grammar, Recitation, Poetry, Middle School History, Music
 Alexis Mausolf

Alexis Mausolf

Classical Curriculum Writing Specialist

Foreign Language Acquisition, Classical Homeschools, Catholic Education in K-5, Literature, Writing

Associated UD Faculty

    Research Areas Contact
Scott Crider, Ph.D.

Scott Crider, Ph.D.

Professor, English Department

Shakespeare, The Trivium
Rome Campus
+39 06.457.68.554

Robert Scott Dupree, Ph.D.

Robert Dupree, Ph.D.

Professor, English Department

European Literature and Culture, Literary Theory
Catherine Hall 225

Laura Eidt, Ph.D.

Laura Eidt, Ph.D.

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Modern Languages Department

Comparative Literature, Classical Children's Literature
Anselm Hall 103

Susan Hanssen, Ph.D.

Susan Hanssen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Department Chair, History Department

British and American History
Braniff Graduate Building #242

Dr. Hochberg

Robert Hochberg (Rob), Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Computer Science Department

Computational Mathematics, Computational Biology
Patrick E. Haggerty Science Building #50

Dr. Moran

Andrew Moran, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English Department; Program Director, Classical Education in Rome

Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Evelyn Waugh
Braniff Graduate Building #236

Dr. Roper

Gregory Roper (Greg), Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English Department

Middle English Literature
Braniff Graduate Building #360

Dr. Spring

Matthew Spring, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Success and Seven Arts of Language; Affiliate Assistant Professor of English

20th Century American Poetry, The Trivium
Braniff Graduate Building #116


Associated External Faculty

  Research Areas Contact
Dr. Joshua Avery

Joshua Avery, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities; Humane Letters Teacher & Senior Thesis Director,
North Phoenix Preparatory Academy

Shakespeare, Thomas More, Theology and Literature

Dr. Alyssan Barnes

Alyssan Barnes, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities; Chair of Logic/Rhetoric & Literature/Composition, Live Oak Classical School, Waco, TX

Rhetoric, The Trivium

Dr. Steven Bourgeois

Steven J. Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Adj. Asst. Professor of Leadership; Founder & CEO, Ahart Analytics & Dissertation Pathway


Educational Leadership, Teacher Attrition/Retention, Motivational Theory, Educational Assessment, Nietzsche, Heidegger

Dr. Ian W. Dagg

Ian Dagg, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities

Plato, Herodotus, Xenophon, Bacon, Montesquieu, Machiavelli

Dr. Brian Garcia

Brian Garcia, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities

Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

Dr. Michael Ivins

Michael Ivins, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities

Ancient Philosophy, Classical Greek Literature, History of Science, Continental Philosophy

Dr. Brian Polk

Brian W. Polk, Ed.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities; Dean of Students, Chemistry Teacher, Regent Preparatory School of Oklahoma

Educational Leadership, Student Culture, Science Education, Professional Development