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Carter Philips

Professor of Classical Studies Emeritus

Professional Experience
Director of Graduate Studies in Classical Studies, 1999-2005
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Classical Studies, 1997-98
Associate Dean for Adacdmic Programs, College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University, 1992-96
Acting Director of East Asian Studies Program, fall 1995
Chair, Department of Classical Studies,  1980-89, fall 2002, fall 2006

Other Professional Experience

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Visiting Committee for the reaccreditation of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1997
  • Faculty member of the "The Cultural and Intellectual Crisis of Fifth Century Greece: A Humanities Institute for High School Teachers," sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer 1984; repeated Summer 1988.
  • Awarded a Mellon Grant by the Mellon Regional Faculty Department Program to attend the Second International Summer Institute for Semiotic and Structural Studies, Summer 1981.
  • Member of the National Advisory Board of Project Athena: A Study to Evaluate Programs Funded by Consultant, Pilot, and Development Grants of the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1977- 1978.
  • Honorary Research Assistant, Department of Greek, University College London, 1973
  • Summer Program of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1970
  • Summer Study Program of the American Society of Papyrologists, 1968


Favorite Courses
Greek 201-202 Beginning Greek I-II. The elements of classical Greek.
Classics 130 Greek Civilization
Classics 150 The Greek Myths
Classics 171 Ancient Greek Medicine and Its Legacy.