Walter Mintz Professor of Classics and Dean of the Faculty
Division of Literature and Languages
Nigel Nicholson is the Walter Mintz Professor of Classics, and is currently serving as the Dean of the Faculty. He has been at Reed since 1995, and received his BA from Oxford and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches Greek and Latin language and literature classes, Hum 110 (the first-year Humanities class), and courses on literary theory. His research focuses on Greek athletics and politics, particularly in Sicily and southern Italy. He recently wrote The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West: Epinician, Oral Tradition and the Deinomenid Empire (Oxford University Press, 2015) and edited a special issue of the "Paedagogus" section of Classical World 108 (2015) on teaching literary theory to graduates and undergraduates in Classics. Currently he is working with Dr. Nathan Selden of Oregon Health Sciences University on a project for Oxford University Press, The Rhetoric of Medicine: Contemporary Lessons from Ancient Greece. A dedicated teacher, he was named Oregon Professor of the Year in 2005. See the Dean of Faculty webpage, Nigel's Classics department webpage, or Nigel's CV.