Classics Professor Receives APA Excellence in Teaching Award
Classics Professor Ronnie Ancona was one of three professors nationwide honored with the 2009 Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Philological Association at the group's annual meeting held in January. The APA is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations.
In a letter of support on Professor Ancona's behalf to the APA, one of Professor Ancona's former students - now a colleague at a prestigious Midwestern state university - described Dr. Ancona's emphasis on independent thinking in her students, the strong bond of trust between student and professor, and the pride she felt in achieving under such a mentor.
Ancona has taught at Hunter for the past 25 years, where she teaches a broad spectrum of classics courses at the undergraduate and master's levels, as well as at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is also the author of many books, articles and publications on Greek and Latin/Roman authors, history and culture.