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Christopher K. Callanan

Faculty Emeritus in Classics

Professor Chris Callanan in the classroom.




























PhD in Greek and Latin Philology with a minor in General and Indo-European Linguistics, University of Göttingen
BA, Amherst College


After learning how to learn from the Jesuits at Loyola High School, Dr. Callanan attended Amherst College where he majored in Classics, while also studying German and Medieval Studies. He went on to do the Staatsexamen in Greek and Latin Philology, with a minor in Philosophy, at the University of Göttingen in Germany. Dr. Callanan continued his graduate education and studied in particular under Prof. Dr. Klaus Nickau. He taught in the Classics Department of the University of Göttingen for eight years before accepting a position at Bard College. Dr. Callanan taught at Simon's Rock from 1999-2019.