I teach a variety of courses in ancient Mediterranean and medieval European history. I am also the coordinator of the Classical Studies minor program and the faculty adviser to the Women's and Men's Ultimate (Frisbee) Clubs -- a sport that I have played for more than 20 years.
- Before Europe (100)
- Ithaca Seminar: Thinking with Animals in the Middle Ages (100)
- Medieval Civilization (200)
- Medicine and Magic in the Middle Ages (200)
- The Ancient World: Greece and Rome (200)
- Early Science and Medicine in the West (200)
- Monks, Heretics, and Scholars (300)
- Ancient Greece (300)
- Seminar: Medieval Heresy
- Seminar: Renaissance of the Twelfth Century
- Seminar: The Conversion of Rome
- Lucretius, De rerum natura [On the Nature of Things] (1-credit Honors seminar)
My research focuses on the intersections of medicine, philosophy, theology, and natural philosophy (or "science") in the later Middle Ages and early Renaissance. I am especially interested in changing conceptions of the relationship between body, soul, and mind, and of human nature as a whole. I am also interested in thought about animals and comparisons between animals and humans.