Dr. Philip Walsh

Faculty Information

Department(s)
Classics
Title(s)
Chair, Classics Department

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)
School Phone
302-285-4209

Education

Degree(s)
BA, College of William & Mary 1999
AM, Brown University 2005
PhD, Brown University 2008

Other Information

Biography

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. 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, Latin, and ancient Greek. With the Paideia Institute, 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 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. His scholarly work has appeared in Classical Receptions Journal (Oxford), and he has written essays on teaching and learning for the online classics journal, Eidolon. Two short articles for The Encyclopedia of Greek Comedy (Wiley) appeared in 2019.

Since arriving at St. Andrew’s, Phil has taught Latin and ancient Greek at all levels, as well as sections of English 2 and English 4. He also served as an Academic Advisor for the V Form boys. In the spring of 2019, he collaborated again with the Paideia Institute, leading eight St. Andrew’s students on a twelve-day study abroad trip to Italy. He lives in Chestertown with his wife, Mindy, and their three children, Brian, Eleanor, and Andrew.