Dana Ferrin Sutton



Secondary: The Bronxville Senior School, Bronxville NY (1960)

B.A.: The New School for Social Research (Comparative Literature, 1965)

M.A.: The University of Wisconsin (Classics, 1966)

Ph.D.: The University of Wisconsin (Classics, 1970) (One year of graduate work at the University of Minnesota on an exchange program)

Postdoctoral: a.) Senior Member (with M. A. privileges), Darwin College, The University of Cambridge, England (1972 -4), b.) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Auckland, New Zealand (1974-75)


Professional History

Instructor, Depts. of Humanities and Classics, The University of Minnesota (1967-68)

Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Classics, The University of Wisconsin (1968-69)

Lecturer, Dept. of Classical and Oriental Languages, Herbert Lehman College, The City University of New York (1969-72)

Assistant Professor, The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (1975-79)

Assistant Professor, The University of California at Irvine (1979-81)

Associate Professor, The University of California at Irvine (1981-88)

Professor, The University of California at Irvine (1988 - 2005)

Professor Emeritus, the University of California at Irvine (2005 - )


Administrative History

Graduate Advisor, Department of Classics (1980-1983, 1985-1986 1994-1996, 2000 - 2002)

Chair, School of Humanities Grants and Travel Committee (1984-85)

Acting Chair, Dept. of Classics (August 1985)

Chair, Dept. of Classics (July 1986- June 1994)

Senior administrative officer, Southern California Classics Resource Sharing Consortium (1990 - 92)

Chair, Academic Senate (Irvine Division) Committee on Rules and Jurisdiction (1994 - 95, 2000 - 2003)

Acting Chair, Dept. of Classics (July - Dec. 2003)


Awards and Honors

1. Writing of dissertation supported by a grant from the Ford Foundation

2. Postdoctoral research at Cambridge supported by a grant from the American Philosophical Association (see above)

3. Postdoctoral position at Auckland (see above)

4. Fellow, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1975-76)

5. Publications of various monographs subsidized by institutional grants from universities where employed and, in one case, from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

6. Biographies in Biographical Dictionary of American Scholars, Who’s Who in America (from 1994)

7. Awarded the Adèle Mellen Prize "for distinguished contribution to scholarship" by the Edwin Mellen Press for The Complete Works of Thomas Watson (1556 - 1592) (1996).

8. Elected an Honorary Fellow of The Shakespeare Institute, The University of Birmingham (2004)



Have served as a referee for book-length submissions to the American Philosophical Society, the Edwin Mellin Press, the Oxford University Press, the University of Oklahoma Press, and to various journals including American Journal of Philology, Classical Antiquity, Classical Journal, Classical World, Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, Helios, Phoenix, Theatre Journal, and Transactions and Procedings of the American Philological Association and refereed grant proposals for the University of Western Ontario, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Office of the President of the University of California, and the Australian Research Council, and have served as a referee in connection with personnel actions for individual scholars at several universities. Elected to the board of directors of the California Classical Association, Southern Section (1986 - 8), co-editor of the California Classical Association journal, Laetaberis (1986 - 91)

Delivered lectures for the American Philological Association, the American Sociaty for Neo-Latin Studies, New Zealand Classical Association, Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, California Classical Association, Friends of Ancient History, the Renaissance Conference of Southern California, the Huntington Library Renaissance Seminar, and a number of colleges and universities. Invited to give the inaugural Howe Lecture for the Dept. of Classics of the University of Wisconsin (April, 1993).

Member, Board of Directors, the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Project (1990 - 94)