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Teresa P. Rupp, Ph.D.

Teresa Rupp


Department of History
After completing her doctorate in medieval history at Cornell University, Teresa Rupp, Ph.D., came to the Mount in 1988 to teach in what was then the new core curriculum. Core courses she has taught over the years include Freshman Seminar and various iterations of the western civilization sequence. She is particularly proud of her work developing and teaching the interdisciplinary humanities course Origins of the West. Rupp also teaches elective courses in ancient Greek, Roman, and medieval history, including the interdisciplinary course The Age of Dante.

Her scholarly work has focused on medieval political thought, especially in the context of the Italian communes. Recently she has developed an interest in medievalism-modern appropriations and adaptations of the Middle Ages. An enthusiastic amateur musician, she studies piano at Frederick Community College and plays viola in the Frederick Symphony Orchestra and in the Eklektika String Quartet. She lives in Frederick with her husband Randy and sons Gilbert and Simon.
Ph.D., Cornell University (1988)
M.A., Cornell University (1983)
B.A., University of Santa Clara (1980)
Ancient Greece and Rome; the European Middle Ages; medievalism, ancient Greek and Roman history; medieval history