Friday, March 03, 2006

Rufus Fears University of Oklahoma


Rufus Fears University of OklahomaPh.D., Harvard University
J. Rufus Fears is David Ross Boyd Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma, where he holds the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty.
Professor Fears earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University and is a fellow of many distinguished organizations, such as the American Academy in Rome, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundations. His research has been supported by such institutions as the American Philosophical Society and the National Endowment of the Humanities.
Prior to taking his post at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Fears held teaching positions at Indiana University and Boston University, where he served as Chair of the Department of Classical Studies.
A 21-time award winner for outstanding teaching, he was chosen as Indiana University’s first-ever Distinguished Faculty Research Lecturer and has three times been named "Professor of the Year" by the University of Oklahoma. He won the 2005 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South.
Professor Fears is the author of four books, including The Cult of Virtues and Roman Imperial Ideology, and has published a three-volume edition of Selected Writings of Lord Acton, the great British historian of liberty. He has also published more than 100 articles and reviews on ancient history, the history of liberty, and the lessons of history for our own day.