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Michael Barnes

Honors College Faculty


Michael Barnes '95 returned to the University of Houston where he earned his bachelor’s degree in classical studies and English. Prior to his start in the Honors College, Barnes was part of University of Missouri’s Department of Classical Studies where he received a master’s in classical studies as well as a doctorate in classical languages and literature. Barnes areas of interests are Greek and Roman epic poetry, Hellenistic literature and culture, and reception studies. In 2010, Barnes was awarded the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching. His teaching experiences include multiple graduate and undergraduate courses in Greek and Latin. Barnes has also taught undergraduate culture courses in classical humanities, and is teaching the Human Situation course for the Honors College.