Professor Richard Heitman came to Carthage in 2003 from the University of Chicago, where he was an instructor at Graham School of General Studies. Prior to that appointment, he served as an adjunct lecturer of English at New York City Technical College (CUNY). He earned his B.A. in philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa, from Knox College in 1974 and his A.M. from the University of Chicago, General Studies.
For many years, he was active in the theater in New York City, writing several plays and a screenplay. In 2001 he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Committee on Social Thought. He has presented several doctoral lectures, has written for two scholarly publications, and has been selected three times as a participant in the National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminars. His book Taking Her Seriously: Penelope and the Plot of Homer's Odyssey was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2005.
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