david west
Dr. David West
Assistant Professor of History
117, Andrews Hall
Dr. David West
Assistant Professor of History


  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2018
  • Teaches courses in Latin and in the political thought, history, and literature of the Greek, Roman, and Medieval worlds
  • Research focuses on political philosophy and republicanism in Cicero and Livy
  • Has delivered papers on Cicero, Livy, Plutarch, and Vergil at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies
  • Currently revising articles on the case for virtuous political involvement in a Ciceronian speech and the character of elites and the Roman people in Livy
  • Also preparing a book manuscript on Cicero's promotion of philosophically informed political engagement in his political philosophy


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