Interests: Elementary ancient Greek and Latin, links between crime and justice issues then and now, death penalty and its manifestations
Education: Dr. Margaret Phillips received her Ph.D. from St. Louis University’s Department of Classical Languages, with a major in Greek and a double minor in Latin and linguistics. She began teaching Latin in 1992 in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. In 1993, she also began teaching in the Criminology department, courses related to her outside interests in criminal justice-related areas. In 2005 she became a full-time instructor in the Department of Foreign Language and Literatures and currently holds the rank of Associate Teaching Professor.
Teaching interests: Dr. Phillips has taught courses in elementary Latin and elementary Greek. For the Greek Studies program, she teaches several courses, including an online survey course of ancient Greek civilization and culture. From 1993 to 2005, she taught courses in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, at first writing courses and then courses related to her outside interests in advocacy within the criminal justice system and specifically the death penalty. She developed a series of computer drills to accompany an elementary Latin textbook which has been used internationally. Margaret has also taught courses within the Honors College.