The Richard T. Scanlan Teaching Fellowship was established in honor of Richard T. Scanlan (1928–2009), Professor of Classics from 1967 to 1998. His inspired teaching went beyond the ordinary (the “Priest of Apollo” made his first appearance in a puff of smoke to predict the outcome of an upcoming Illini football game) and made classics relevant in students’ lives. Professor Scanlan began teaching the popular “Myth” and “Roman Civ” courses in 1972, making them among the most popular courses taught at the University of Illinois. During his service at the U of I he taught over 50,000 undergraduate students. Professor Scanlan was consistently included on the “List of Instructors Ranked as Excellent by Their Students” and received the Urbana–Champaign Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
This fellowship is awarded annually to a graduate teacher who demonstrates a similar sense of commitment and energy toward making the classics come alive.
2018: Clayton Schroer
2017: Stephen Froedge
2016: Orestis Karatzoglou and Whitney McComas
2015: Sean Minion
2014: Sergio Yona