Professor Judith Sebesta recipient of Doyle Humanities Teaching Award

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Judith Lynn Sebesta, Ph.D., professor of classics and chair of the department of history at the University of South Dakota, is the 2012 recipient of the Monsignor James Doyle Humanities Teaching Award. Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences at USD, Sebesta was honored with the award and $500 at the 2012 Phi Beta Kappa initiation/Lifto Amundson Lecture on March 29.

Sebesta is co-editor of “The World of Roman Costume” (University of Wisconsin Press) and co-author of “The Worlds of Roman Women” (Focus Press). She is co-editor of The On-line Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women (www2.cnr.edu/home/sas/araia/companion.html), Executive Secretary of the National Committee for Latin and Greek (www.promotelatin.org) and is noted for her expertise in Latin teaching methodology. She has taught courses in Latin, Classical Mythology, Ancient Egypt and Women in Antiquity, and her research interests include Women in Antiquity, particularly Roman women, and Roman clothing and costumes. Sebesta received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and a B.A. from the University of Chicago.

A photo of Judith is available for download at www.usd.edu/press/news/images/releases/Judith_Sebesta.jpg.

Made possible thanks to a gift from Monsignor James Michael Doyle, former chair of religious studies at USD and a prominent theologian inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame, the Doyle Award is awarded annually to an outstanding teacher in the Humanities Division of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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