Richard Garner, Ph.D.

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Richard Garner, Ph.D.


March 4, 2014

Richard Garner, Ph.D.


Richard Garner, Ph.D., graduated from Princeton University summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Languages and Literatures. He continued his Slavic studies at Harvard, where he earned a Master of Arts. At the University of Chicago, he studied social thought; classical (Greek and Latin) languages, literatures, philosophy and history; and Biblical and Medieval Hebrew. He returned to Harvard as a Junior Fellow for three years of research and completion of his doctoral dissertation. Prior to his appointment at Adelphi in 1994, Dr. Garner taught for 10 years at Yale, where he won all three major teaching awards, including the Phi Beta Kappa William Clyde DeVane Medal for distinguished scholarship and teaching.

Dr. Garner is author of Law and Society in Classical Athens and From Homer to Tragedy, as well as numerous articles. In addition to his administrative duties as dean of the Honors College, he teaches Russian, Greek, Latin, Biblical Hebrew, world literature and western civilization, offering tutorials for advanced reading in German and French.

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