Director of Classics & Ancient Studies
Director of MALS
Graduate and Doctoral Faculty
Areas of Specialization
Classics; Greek rhetoric; ancient myth and religion; corpus linguistics; digital libraries.
Jeff Rydberg-Cox is Professor in the Department of English, Director of the Classical and Ancient Studies program and Director of the MALS. He is a member of the faculty of the Religious Studies Program and the Computer Science Department. He received his B.A. from Colorado College in Classics, History, and Politics. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining UMKC, he served as Assistant Editor for Language and Lexicography at The Perseus Project; based at Tufts University. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the European Commission, and the National Library of Medicine. He is the author of two books, and more than thirty articles. His research focuses on digital humanities and the computation analysis of ancient Greek texts. He is a member of a team based at Cambridge University that is writing a new intermediate level Greek lexicon. Professor Rydberg-Cox regularly teaches courses on the ancient world in film, Classical myth, and Greek language.
Lysias: Selected Speeches
Digital Libraries and the Challenges of the Digital Humanities
The Ancient World in Film
Foundations of World Literature
Classical Literature in Translation
B.A., 1992, Colorado College, Classics-History-Politics
M.A. 1993, The University of Chicago, Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World
Ph.D., 1998, The University of Chicago, Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World