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Chico Zimmerman

Chico Zimmerman

  • Hazel Lillian Amland Grose Professor of Classics, Classics


Chico Zimmerman is a generalist in the area of Classical Studies.  A philologist by training, he enjoys learning and teaching languages in a liberal arts context.  His research in the past has focused on Hellenistic poetry, but he is currently working on the Latin poets Lucan and Ovid.  

Zimmerman is also interested in learning, cognition, metacognition and brain science.  Having served as the Coordinator of the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching, he is an avid consumer of the scholarship of teaching and learning and has an abiding interest in faculty development around issues of pedagogy and course design.  He is also conversant with assessment in higher education and learning technologies.

Zimmerman lives in a geodesic dome that he built with his wife when he was much younger and more adventurous.

Education & Professional History

Duke University, BA; University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), MA, PhD.

At Carleton since 1989.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Securus and cura in Lucan's de bello civile

chariot imagery in Ovid's Ars Amatoria

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

American Philological Association; Classical Association of the Midwest and South; Classical Association of Minnesota

Courses Taught This Year

  • CLAS 112: The Epic in Classical Antiquity (Winter 2019)
  • IDSC 100: Civil Discourse in a Troubled Age (Fall 2019)
  • LATN 204: Intermediate Latin Prose and Poetry (Fall 2019)
  • CLAS 112: The Epic in Classical Antiquity: Texts, Contexts, and Intertexts (Winter 2020)
  • LATN 102: Intermediate Latin (Winter 2020)
Profile updated April 7, 2017

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