Prof. Mark Farmer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Classics
Arts and Sciences, ASB 267
Ph.D. -- Loyola University
primary: (1) Roman Oratory and Rhetoric, (2) Classical Mythology, (3) Greek and Roman Epic, (4) Greek Drama, (5) Petronian Studies
secondary: (1) Bronze Age and Roman Archaeology, (2) Greek and Roman Art, (3) Roman Epistolary Literature CENT PRESENTATIONS,
RECENT PUBLICATIONS, AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
• In spring 2006, Professor Farmer was named the 2006-2007 recipient of the Valparaiso University Caterpillar Award for Excellence in Teaching.
• Professor Farmer's paper "The Katabatic Heroic Journey and the MATRIX" was accepted for the 2003 APA Conference.
• Professor Farmer presented "Opening Pandora's Box: Classical Mythology and Technology" at the IFLTA (Indiana Foreign Language Teacher's Association) Conference.
• He hosted the Indiana Classical Conference spring meeting at VU in March 2002.
• In April 2001, Professor Farmer presented "Say what you mean and mean what you say: Consistency in the works of Cicero" at the CAMWS.
• Professor Farmer presented a paper entitled "Cicero's use of the father-son relationship in his speeches" at the American Philological Association conference in December 2000.
• He serves as secretary of Indiana's chapter of the American Institute of Archaeology.
• Professor Farmer serves also as editor for books in Classics for "Religious Studies Review."
• He has also served as advisor to Eta Sigma Phi, the Classics Honor Society, accompanying five members to the society's annual conference along with Professor Emeritus John Helms in 2000.