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Lou Swift
Professor Emeritus, Classics
Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Emeritus

Though now retired, he pursues one of his avocations which has to do with the history  of religion and politics in America, and he continues to teach an undergraduate course on this topic.


      2002- 2007 Book Review Editor. Journal of Early Christian Studies

      1996-98 Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

      1990-99 Dean, Undergraduate Studies

      1986-99 Director, University Studies Program

      1982- 2001 Professor, Department of Classics, University of Kentucky


      Light House Award for Promotion of Diversity on Campus, 1999

      Pace Setter Award, National Academic Advisors Association, 1997

            College of Arts and Sciences, Distinguished Professor, 1992

Contact Information
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1963
M.A.T. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1958
S.T.B. Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, 1956
A.B. St. Mary’s University, Baltimore, Md., 1954
Research Interests
  • Early Christian Studies
  • Augustine
  • War and Peace in Early Christianity
  • Religion in America
  • Classics
  • Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures