Kislak Center, 6th Floor, Van Pelt Library
The Evan C Thompson Chair Lecture on Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Struck is associate professor of Classical studies in the School of Arts & Sciences and faculty director of the Benjamin Franklin Scholars Program. A prize-winning scholar and intellectual historian of ancient Greece who has taught at Penn since 1999, he is co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Allegory (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and author of Birth of the Symbol: Ancient Readers at the Limits of Their Texts (Princeton University Press, 2004), which won the prestigious Goodwin Award from the American Philological Association as the Best Book of the Year in Classics.
In 2004, Dr. Struck received the Lindback Award, Penn’s highest University-wide teaching honor. He was one of the first Penn faculty members to participate in open online learning, for which he received the Dean’s Award for Innovation in Teaching, and served from 2010-2012 as one of the Penn Fellows, the program that provides leadership development to select Penn faculty members in mid-career. His current work in progress, Divine Signs and Human Nature: A Cognitive History of Divination in Antiquity, explores the history of Greek and Roman divination.
Dr. Struck earned a PhD (1997) in comparative literature and an MA (1991) in divinity from the University of Chicago and an AB (1987) in English and anthropology from the University of Michigan.