Cynthia White

Member of the General Faculty

Professor, French and Italian

Professor, Religious Studies / Classics

Professor, Second Language Acquisition / Teaching - GIDP

CHRONOLOGY OF EDUCATION      

  • The Catholic University of America 1991: Ph.D. Greek and Latin
  • Villanova University 1978: M.A. Classical Languages
  • Chestnut Hill College 1976: B.A. Classics and History
  • NEH Seminar: Oxford, Summer 2008
  • NEH Seminar: Rome, Summer 1999
  • Conventiculum Lexintoniense: Spoken Latin, Lexington, KY Summer 1998
  • Aestiva Romae Latinitas: Reginald Foster, O.D.C, Rome, Summer 1988-90

DISSERTATION: Felix Hymenaeus: A Study of Greek and Latin Epithalamia through the Fourth Century A.D.

DIRECTOR: Dr. William J.  McCarthy, Jr.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Greek and Latin Epithalamia, Augustan Literature, Late Antique and Patristic Literature, Latin Pedagogy, Rome in Literary and Material Culture, Medieval Latin Bestiaries

CHRONOLOGY OF EMPLOYMENT

2010-present, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

  • Professor of Classics
  • Administrative Director of the Basic Latin Program (2011-)
  • Affiliated Faculty: Religious Studies, Division of Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, GEMS (Group for Early Modern Studies), SLAT (Second Language Acquisition & Teaching)

2009-2011, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

  • Head, Department of Classics

1998-2010, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

  • Associate Professor
  • Interim Head, Department of Classics (2002, 2004, 2008, 2009-10)
  • Administrative Director of the Basic Latin Program (1998-2001, ‘06, ‘08)
  • Affiliated Faculty: Religious Studies, Division of Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, GEMS (Group for Early Modern Studies), SLAT (Second Language Acquisition & Teaching)
  • Graduate Advisor Classical Philology (2002-2004)

1991-1998, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Classics
  • Administrative Director of the Basic Latin Program (1991-96,1998)

1985-1991, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C.

  • Instructor of Greek and Latin

1985-1991,  Washington Theological Consortium, Washington, D. C.

  • Instructor of Ecclesiastical Latin and New Testament Greek

1986-1991, The Catholic University of America Press, Washington, D. C.

  • Staff Editor of the Fathers of the Church/Mediaeval Continuation series of translations                

1988, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Instructor of Medieval Latin

1986, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

  • Instructor of Classical Mythology

1978-1983, The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

  • Latin Instructor
  • Chair of Department of Classics

HONORS AND AWARDS

Academic      

McGuire Entrepreneurship Scholar (2010-2011), Eller College of Business

NEH Institute: Holy Land and Holy City (2008), Oxford, England

Provost’s Foreign Travel Grant (2008), Oxford, England                     

University Advising & Mentoring Award (2007), College of Humanities

Foreign Travel Grant (2003), Brussels, Belgium

Mellon Lecturer: Sunoikisis (2002), Associated Colleges of the South

NEH Summer Seminar: Medieval Pilgrimage (1999), American Academy in Rome

Provost’s Foreign Travel Grant  (2001), Manchester, England

Association of Women Faculty Travel Grant (1998), Conventiculum Lexintoniense, Lexington, KT

Center for Hellenic Studies Fellowship (1997), Washington, D.C.

Wakonse Conference on College Teaching (1995), Payson, AZ

COH Career Development Fund Award (1992), Southern Italy               

Rome Prize 1988-89, American Academy in Rome

Fulbright Scholar 1989, Vatican Library, Rome

ACL McKinlay Scholarship (1988), Aestiva Romae Latinitas, Rome

NEH Scholarship (1983), Latin Institute, Tufts

NEH Scholarship (1982), University of Maryland

Fulbright Scholarship (1981), AAR Summer Session

Agnes Irwin Scholarship (1980), CUNY Latin Institute

Latin Prize (1976), Chestnut Hill College

Greek Prize (1976), LaSalle College