david west

Dr. David West

Assistant Professor of History
Building: 
Andrews Hall
Office Number: 
117
Phone: 

Bio

  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2018 and serves as assistant professor of History and Political Science, teaching courses i Latin and in the history, political thought, and literature of the Greek, Roman, and medieval worlds
  • Research focuses on rhetoric and political thought in Cicero and the Roman historians and students with a special interest in the ancient world or in the influence of the Classics on the American political tradition are encouraged to consult about pursuing a Minor in Classical Civilization
  • has delivered papers on Cicero, Livy, and Plutarch at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies
  • Currently revising articles on the case for political involvement in a Ciceronian speech, the character of elites and the Roman people in Livy, and the marriage of Odysseus and Penelope in Homer
  • Also preparing a book manuscript on the motives, means and ends of political engagement that Cicero advances in his speeches, rhetorical theory, letters, and political philosophy

Education

Boston University, Ph.D. and M.A.
University of Dallas, M.A. and B.A.

I work in...

Understanding and engaging with the greatest questions and best minds of the past is key to becoming a truly educated citizen. As you learn about how people thought and acted in different times and places, you will gain perspectives and develop such essential qualities as... Read More

Events

Oct
21
The title of the anthology Sangre mía / Blood of...Read more
Oct
22
Book Discussion: Our Kids-The American Dream in Crisis. Dauch 115...Read more
Oct
23
Maggie Smith is the author of three books of poetry:...Read more
Oct
27
The Ashland University Choir, Women's Chorus and the Ashland Area...Read more
Oct
28
Ashland University Theatre will hold auditions for its Spring 2019...Read more