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Laura Manning
Lecturer of Classics
Research interests: Active Latin teaching and Learning; 16th Century Pedagogical Orations, Latin letters and letter writers

I have three sons, who are 35, 33, and 28 years old, and I have six grandchildren. Our family pets are named Regina, a dog - Regi for short, and Cloelia, a cat - Cloe for short. These pets live with my youngest son and his wife. The latest pet addition to our family is Lavinia, a cat who lives with me.

This is the twentieth year that I have been teaching, and I can say unequivocally that I have the best job anywhere. I love the fact that my students choose to study with me. Teaching and working with future teachers: both of these keep the flame of lifelong learning burning in my heart. I am grateful and joyful.

I hold teaching certifications in several US states, including Kentucky and New Jersey. I didn't become a Latin teacher because of some innate love of grammar. Twenty-five centuries of Latin-speaking people got me hooked. The fact that people living from very a long ago and on down through the centuries felt the same emotions and shared many of the same experiences that we face today - and spoke and wrote so vividly about them - made such a deep and lasting impression on me that I had to read more. Now I get to share with others! Eugepae!

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2021 Ph.D. University of Kentucky, Education Sciences

2016 M. A. University of Kentucky, Classics

2016 Graduate Certificate in Latin Studies, University of Kentucky

2014 B.A. Montclair State University Latin, Classics
  • Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
  • Classics
  • College of Education