Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics

Kathryn Gutzwiller, Professor of Classics, has been elected President of the American Philological Association and will take office in January of 2014.

The American Philological Association, founded in 1869, is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations.


In previous service to the APA, Professor Gutzwiller was an elected member of the Board of Directors which manages the association (2002-2005) and served an extended term as the Editor of monograph series entitled the American Classical Series published for the APA by Oxford University Press (2006-2011). She was also the 2001 recipient of the Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit, granted by the association for her Poetic Garlands:  Hellenistic Epigrams in Context.

The duties of the APA President include presiding over meetings of the Board of Directors and consulting on a regular basis with the Executive Director. The incoming President organizes a Presidential Panel at the annual meeting of the APA, and the outgoing President gives a plenary session address at the following annual meeting. The President also suggests future direction for the association and acts as liaison to other learned societies.