The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Stephen Ruzicka, Ph.D.

Stephen Ruzicka, Ph.D.

Department: History
Office: 2123 Moore Humanities Building
Telephone: 336-334-5488


Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 1979

M.A., The University of Chicago, 1973

B.A., The University of Chicago, 1968

Area of Specialization:

Ancient History, Classics, Early Christian Literature, World History; Research and publications primarily in 4th-century B.C. Eastern Mediterranean/Near Eastern History

Academic Experience:

Professor of History, 1980–Present
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Instructor in History, 1978–1980
Elmhurst College

Instructor in History, 1979
Northeast Illinois State University

Instructor in History, 1978
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON

Recent Publications:

Trouble in the West: The Persian Empire and Egypt, 525-332 B.C.
Oxford University Press, 2012

"The Pixodarus Affair Reconsidered Again," in Philip II and Alexander the Great
Oxford University Press, 2010

"Agesilaus' Egyptian Enterprise"
American Journal of Ancient History 2.2, 2007

"The Politics of Persian Autocracy," in Ancient Tyranny
Edinburgh University Press, 2006

BLS Program Notes

Spring 2014 Class Dates
BLS Session 1 (POT A)
• 13 Jan: Session Begins
• 15 Jan: Add/Drop Ends
• 05 Feb: W Deadline
• 28 Feb: Session Ends
BLS Session 2 (POT B)
• 03 Mar: Session Begins
• 05 Mar: Add/Drop Ends
• 03 Apr: W Deadline
• 38 Apr: Session Ends
Full Semester (POT 1)
• 13 Jan: Session Begins
• 17 Jan: Add/Drop Ends
• 07 Mar: W Deadline
• 29 Apr: Session Ends
• 07 May: Exams End

Congratulations to our December 2014 Graduates!
Aaron Baldwin
Beverly Brownlee
Lauren Casey
Roy Collie ***
Corrine Collinson
Brianna DeCarmine
Holli Duke
Laura Frantz *
Laura Hibberts
Kristina Hill **
Amanda Johnson
Amy Lomellini ***
Tracy Matthews
Jacquelyn McKenna ***
Christina Merrill
Pamela Myers
Bridgette Noll ***
Mackenzie Ratledge
Krystal Reynolds
Eva Richardson-Rivers
Shela Smiley
Jessica Trotman
Kelly Vogel-Dye

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