Professor of Classics and Department Chair

Degrees: B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., Cornell University

Expertise: Greek drama; Greek and Latin language and literature

Dr. Compton-Engle teaches all levels of Latin and Greek language and literature, as well as courses on the classical world in translation. Her research focuses on Greek drama, especially comedy. Her articles on the fifth-century Athenian comic poet Aristophanes have appeared in such journals as Classical Philology,Classical Journal, and The American Journal of Philology. Her 2003 article “Control of Costume in Three Plays of Aristophanes” won the Gildersleeve Prize from The American Journal of Philology. Her book, Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.

Dr. Compton-Engle received her B.A. in Classics from St. Olaf College and her Ph.D. in Classics from Cornell University. After teaching at Colgate University and St. Olaf College, she came to John Carroll in 2002.

Language Section: Classics
Languages Taught: Latin, Ancient Greek