Michael Barnes

Mike Barnes
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Teaching Professor of Classical Studies
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Ph.D., University of Missouri

Greek and Roman epic, Hellenistic literature, classical tradition

Prof. Barnes received his BA in Classical Studies and English Literature at the University of Houston (1994), and his MA and PhD in Classical Languages and Literature here at the University of Missouri (2003). He returned to the department in the fall of 2004.
In addition to teaching courses across the classics curriculum, from the large introductory course in classical mythology to upper-level courses in Greek and Latin, he serves as the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies and academic advisor. In the summer of 2009 he launched the department's annual summer study abroad program with a trip to Greece and Turkey (co-led with Prof. Anatole Mori) and most summers now find him leading a band of intrepid MU students all over Greece. (For pictures from the 2013 program in Greece, click here.)
Prof. Barnes was awarded a William T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching in 2010, and the Provost's Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award for 2007. His distractions include traveling, traditional archery, playing the cello, and rooting for the All Blacks.