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Cynthia Rutz

Cynthia Rutz
Instructor, Traveling Academy

Lecturer, instructor, Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, and Lecturer in the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies; Director of Faculty Development with Rank of Assistant Professor, Valparaiso Institute for Teaching and Learning (VITAL), Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research, Valparaiso University.

I am the Director of Faculty Development at Valparaiso University with the rank of Assistant Professor. I also enjoy teaching college freshmen in the Core program at Valpo.

I received my PhD in June, 2013 from the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought. My dissertation topic was “King Lear and Its Folktale Analogues.” While a graduate student at the U of C I had the privilege of studying the classics with the well-known scholars David Grene, Arthur Adkins, and James Redfield. For over 20 years I have been a lecturer in (and past Chairman of) the U of C’s Basic Program, a four-year classics program for adults.

My past six summers as an instructor for the Traveling Academy have been a great thrill for me because I have studied ancient Greek and taught its literature and philosophy with great pleasure over the years. Among my favorite authors are Homer, Plato, Herodotus, Shakespeare, and Jane Austen. My non-academic interests include jazz singers, plays, movies, and dogs.

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