Cynthia Jones


Office: 016B Cockefair Hall
Ph: 816-235-2765 x3


Dr. Jones, who joined UMKC in 2006, focuses on teaching and research in the areas of Classical literature, sacred texts, and their reception throughout the ages. That relationship includes intersections between mythology and religion, archaeological research, and the interpretation of ancient literature in contemporary context.

Dr. Jones taught Study Abroad programs to Greece and Italy from 2004-2011.

Academic Credentials

I.Ph.D. in History and Philosophy, University of Missouri-Kansas City


Ancient literature, Homer’s Iliad, Greek tragedy and Roman comedies in translation, Bible as literature, Myth and literature, women in the ancient world, and myths in archaeology