Dr. Philip Walsh
AM, Brown University 2005
PhD, Brown University 2008
Phil grew up in Chevy Chase, MD, and attended St. Anselm’s Abbey School in Washington, DC. He graduated summa cum laude from the College of William and Mary, where he majored in Classical Studies and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. After working for three years as a business consultant, he went back to school, earning a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Brown University. As a graduate student he studied at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and his dissertation on the Greek comic playwright, Aristophanes, was awarded The Marie J. Langlois Dissertation Prize for outstanding research in the area of feminist studies.
From 2008 to 2016, Phil taught at Washington College, where he offered a variety of literature and writing classes, as well as Latin and ancient Greek. With the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study, he led a short-term study abroad trip to Greece during which he and his students visited archaeological sites, churches, and museums in Athens, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, and Thessaloniki. Phil served as Secretary-Historian and President of the Theta of Maryland, Washington College’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In the fall of 2015, he received a special commendation from The Phi Beta Kappa Society for his leadership of the chapter.
Phil is the editor of Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Aristophanes (reviewed here), a wide-ranging book that explores the ways in which the plays of Aristophanes have been understood, appropriated, translated, taught, and staged from antiquity to the present. He is a regular contributor to “Dispatches from the Front Lines,” a column on teaching and learning for the public-facing classics journal, Eidolon, and his scholarly work has appeared in Classical Receptions Journal.
Phil lives in Chestertown with his wife, Mindy, and their three children, Brian, Eleanor, and Andrew.