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Marsh McCall

Classics professor Marsh McCall decided he would become a teacher when he was in the third grade and went on to fulfill that desire introducing legions of university students to the study of classics during a decades-long professorship at Stanford. Long one of Travel/Study's most popular faculty leaders, Professor McCall has enchanted several thousands participants on over 40 Travel/Study programs with his lectures and on-site readings of classical authors. As Professor McCall says, "What makes the trips so intensely rewarding is being able to stand on-site and read in translation some of the passages from the great works on antiquity that are connected to that location."

"I will always remember Professor McCall reading the last lines of The Iliad on the wind-swept island of Limnos. For a moment in time we were back in ancient Greece."

-- Richard Sobelle, '56, Aegean Sea College, 2009

  • Stanford professor of classics since 1976
  • Former chair, classics department
  • Associate dean, undergraduate studies
  • Chair, Western culture program committee
  • Founding Dean, continuing studies 

Academic History 

  • PhD, classics, Harvard
  • School of Humanities and Sciences Lifetime Teaching Award
  • Recipient of the Dinkelspiel Award for outstanding service to undergraduate education
  • Recipient of the Lyman Award for faculty volunteer service
  • Phi Beta Kappa Teacher of the Year award