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history and classics educator

William Jeffrey Tatum, American history and classics educator. Texas University fellow, 1980-1984, William Battle fellow, 1983, COFRS fellow, 1987; Florida State University grantee, 1988, 90, President's Travel grantee, 1986, 89, 90, 91, COFRS grantee, 1992.


Tatum, William Jeffrey was born on November 25, 1957 in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States.


Bachelor summa cum laude in Judaic Studies, University South Florida, 1979. Bachelor summa cum laude in Classics, University South Florida, 1980. Master of Arts in Latin, University Texas, 1982.

Doctor of Philosophy in Classics, University Texas, 1986.


Teacher, Tampa (Florida) Preparatory School, 1979-1980;instructor, Concordia College, Austin, Texas, 1983-1984;assistant instructor, University Texas, Austin, 1982-1986;assistant professor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1986-1991;associate professor department classics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, since 1991. Reader ETS Advanced Placement Examinations, 1990-1992, 94-95. Colloquium director Leeds International Latin Seminar, 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Book review editor Journal of International Plutarch Society, 1988-1993.


Member International Plutarch Society (steering committee North America section since 1990), American Philological Association (Excellence in Teaching award 1997, committee on ancient history chair 1995-1998, steering committee on rhetoric 1994-1997).