Rebecca Boyd

Rebecca Boyd

Rebecca Boyd

Visiting Assistant Professor in Classics


Email: Rebecca Boyd
801 22nd St NW Washington DC 20052

Dr. Rebecca Boyd specializes in ancient Greek and Latin literature. Her research interests include ancient women authors, the reception of Sappho among nineteenth and twentieth century poets, classical rhetoric, and ancient Greek and Roman education. In addition to her background in Latin and ancient Greek, Dr. Boyd earned a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from The George Washington University Graduate School of Education, with a focus on second language acquisition. She uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods to investigate research questions related to Latin pedagogy. Dr. Boyd attended the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, earned a fellowship to the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, and studied with Fr. Reginald Foster at the final session of his Aestiva Romae Latinitas in Rome.

Latin pedagogy

Latin literature

Conducting empirical research on classical languages

Intermediate Latin 2001 & 2002

Major Latin Authors I and II

Boyd, R. (2018). Latin students’ bottom-up and top-down strategies for reading Latin literature and the impact of cross-linguistic influence. Journal of Latin Linguistics, 17(2): 301–332.

2016 George Washington University Graduate School of Education, Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction. 

2000, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Ed. M. in Teaching and Curriculum (Latin and Classical Humanities).

1999, Columbia University, M.A. in Latin.

1998, Tufts University, B.A. in Latin and Greek, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.